“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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Indigo De Souza: a night of intimate introspection in the hub

Indie-rock singer songwriter Indigo De Souza performed a toned down, acoustic set at The Hub, in UC Santa Barbara’s University Center, on May 11. 
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Netflix’s “Beef” is packed with flavor — and seasoned with controversy

The 10-episode miniseries starts off with a bang — literally. After the action-packed road rage incident, Danny and Amy become dead-set on vengeance.
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Get’cha head in the game: top 10 basketball movies for March Madness

In honor of UC Santa Barbara men’s basketball team qualifying for the 2023 NCAA March Madness Tournament, here is a list of iconic basketball movies!
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Joe Goldberg trades in his baseball cap for a detective hat in “You” Season 4 Part 1

Season four takes time to fully unfold the mystery, and while this allows for a more immersive watching experience, the slow-moving development made for an occasionally dull watch.
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SBIFF 2023: Jamie Lee Curtis honored with the Maltin Modern Master Award

Curtis is also known for her versatility, with acclaimed roles in a wide variety of genres ranging from horror to comedy. 
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In Review: Piecing together Netflix’s “Kaleidoscope”

In spite of its shortcomings, “Kaleidoscope” introduces a novel way of watching shows in the streaming era.
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Arctic Monkeys embrace genre-spanning fusion in “The Car”

The band’s newest album, “The Car,” cements itself as an instant classic in the band’s discography with its bold, style-shifting and melodramatic production.
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