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Aminé Brings His Extravaganza 2019 Energy to “Limbo”

Aminé’s growth and maturing sound make “Limbo” a satisfying listen for both fans and those only familiar with his hits.
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In Review: Dominic Fike Proves Himself on “What Could Possibly Go Wrong”

To call “What Could Possibly Go Wrong” a promising debut is an understatement, as Fike has created a record that remarkably encapsulates the nihilistic and cynical worldview of his Gen Z fanbase.
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SBIFF Film Talk: “Trail Heads” Presents a Glimpse Into the Collaborative Spirit of Santa Barbara Adventure

“Trail Heads" depicts the community established between previous rival biking and hiking groups after the devastating impacts of the Thomas Fire and mudslides. 
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In Review: “Tourist Season” by Miel

With this beautiful, dream-like ode to a relationship, you’ll feel like you’ve gone through about seven break-ups already.
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“No Pressure”: Logic’s Victory Lap and Tribute to His Influences

As a whole, “No Pressure” serves as a return to form to celebrate and round out Logic’s career.
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“Grasshopper for Grandpa”: A Storied Essence of an Antique Santa Barbara

“Grasshopper for Grandpa,” a short film documentary about Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens directed by Casey McGarry, narrates the story behind this beloved spot and the legacy it left behind. 
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In Review: “Folklore” by Taylor Swift

The release of the 16-track “Folklore” made its way into the world less than 24 hours after it was announced, unpredictably so in the parallel presence of overwhelming societal uncertainty. 
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“Palm Springs”: The Perfect Film For This Never-Ending Quarantine

The film portrays the unfortunate yet legitimate human issues of struggling with a sense of belonging, self-identity and the meaning of life.
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Vegan Queen Tabitha Brown Brings Her Garlic Powder and Catchphrases to UCSB

If you’re on TikTok like the rest of us, you’ve probably come across one of Tabitha Brown’s videos.
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“Legends Never Die”: Juice WRLD’s Message of Perseverance

“Legends Never Die,” the first in what appears to be a series of posthumous Juice albums, aims to memorialize the impact of Juice’s emotional work.
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In Review: “Women in Music Pt. III” by HAIM

The Haim sisters had to travel through darkness to create this record, but on the other side was a tunnel of light you can hear through the quality production.
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In Review: Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods”

“Da 5 Bloods” deals with emotional trauma caused because of the war, trust issues, complex relationships with fathers and the never-ending injustices experienced by Black people in America.
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In Review: “8:46” by Dave Chappelle

The special comes in the wake of nationwide and worldwide protests denouncing the murder of George Floyd and police brutality and systemic racism against Black Americans as a whole.
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“The King of Staten Island” Is Exactly What You Think It Is

In true Davidson fashion, “The King of Staten Island” tackles serious issues with abrasive sarcasm and laugh-out-loud one-liners.
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Welcome to “Chromatica”: Lady Gaga Returns to Her Pop Homeland

This dance-central album might just provide enough refuge with a bedroom dance party to make us forget we can’t listen to this music at a real party.
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