SBIFF 2024: Paul Giamatti receives Cinema Vanguard Award

Giamatti is a force in the film world — known for his success as both a character actor and leading man.
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UCSB love stories

The Daily Nexus conducted a social media form calling out for UC Santa Barbara couples that met on campus and are still together. Here are their stories.
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SBIFF 2024: Bradley Cooper honored with Outstanding Performer of the Year Award

Cooper received the award for his role as Leonard Bernstein in Netflix’s 2023 “Maestro,” which he directed and co-wrote as well. 
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Editor favorites: Top 10 films of 2023

Co-Artsweek Editor Lauren Chiou’s favorite watches of 2023, just in time for awards season.
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SBIFF 2024: Ryan Gosling receives Kirk Douglas Award

On Jan. 13, actor Ryan Gosling received the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film.
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Conversations with a 20-something: @liam.oce on content creation and virality

Fifth-year Liam Ereneta has captured the hearts of 20-somethings through his viral TikTok video series, "This week in 20-something-hood."
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“For the Girls:” Kristin Chenoweth on fire (literally)

American actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth graced The Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara with a stunning cabaret-style show titled “For the Girls” on Nov. 5, 2023.
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“1989 (Taylor’s Version):” Swift never goes out of style

Exactly nine years after the original release of "1989" in 2014, Taylor Swift did the same thing. Except this time, the album belongs to her. It’s “Taylor’s Version.”
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In Photos: I.V. Halloween

Gauchos grouped together and turned Del Playa into a costume show on Oct. 21, walking the pavement decked in tutus and jumpsuits.
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Movies and shows to watch for Hispanic Heritage Month

While National Hispanic Heritage Month is almost over, representation is worth celebrating year-round. Here are 10 movies and shows that you should watch to honor Hispanic heritage and culture!
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Guide to the Isla Vista band scene

With dozens of student-created bands, concerts and events dedicated to music, Santa Barbara is a music hub of its own. Here is Artsweek’s official guide to the I.V. music scene.
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Summer 2023 TV watchlist

Summer for me means excessive and non-stop television consumption. Here is every show I've watched so far, and why you should watch them too.
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“Long Live” Taylor Swift, “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” is a masterpiece

The original album explored an 18 to 20-year-old Swift's journey into adulthood. Now 33, she still manages to capture that youthful spunk and angst in “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)."
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Editors’ choice: Best of I.V. bands

As an essential part of Isla Vista culture, there is truly nothing like the band scene. Here are the Artsweek Editors' picks for the Best I.V. Bands of the 2022-23 school year!
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Extravaganza 2023: Galantis, Remi Wolf, Destroy Lonely bring extravagant success

A partly cloudy Santa Barbara Sunday and Associated Students Program Board brought a large crowd of students to UC Santa Barbara’s Harder Stadium on May 21 for the annual Gaucho-only Extravaganza ev...
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