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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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A.S. Program Board Presents: Ask Ari Aster

This event was any movie lover’s dream as students were able to pick Aster’s brilliant mind and learn more about the film industry.
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Dance in the Age of COVID-19

For UC Santa Barbara’s dance majors, virtual classes are uncharted territory and have left many of them struggling to find their footing.
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Carly Rae Jepsen Releases New Refined “Dedicated Side B” Quarantine Album

Even though there are overlapping themes in other Jepsen songs and the material isn’t exactly new, there are still some gems in this album that represent the best of her discography.
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Keeping Afloat With SadGirl

As part of the Associated Students (A.S.) Program Board’s “Live on the Rise” series, the Los Angeles band SadGirl performed and answered questions on a Zoom livestream this past Wednesday night.
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Flamethrowers and Flashing Tits: What More Could You Want From a David Dobrik Event?

The king of YouTube himself, David Dobrik, made a virtual appearance on Zoom for an event held exclusively for Gauchos.
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“Survivor: 40” Review: An All-Winner Cast Creates a Winning Season

This season provided memorable moments, funny interactions and great gameplay to go with a fantastic cast.
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Steve Aoki Brings the (Virtual) Rave to You

Isla Vista’s favorite DJ, Steve Aoki, brought the rave to everyone’s living rooms this past Sunday night for a one-and-a-half-hour-long live set streamed straight from his Las Vegas mansion. 
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Creating a New Home: “Unorthodox” Review

This revolutionary and unapologetically unique show remains relatively obscure, and even more than a month after its release it is still deprived of the popular buzz it deserves.
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“Never Have I Ever”: Mindy Kaling’s New Series on Netflix

While “Never Have I Ever” may sound like an otherwise banal and dry teen show from the name, the show presents so much more for the representation of women of color in television.
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Lil Paint-y With Lil Yachty

No Zoom class will ever be quite as entertaining, or maybe even as educational, as this past Friday night’s Yachty art expo.
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A-List of Fun: 5 Video Games To Get You Through Quarantine

From running around with a net Spongebob style catching butterflies to virtually walking through Storke Plaza, here are five of the best video games to keep you sane during quarantine.
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Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn’s “Making the Cut” Barely Makes It Work

If you desperately miss Klum and Gunn and miss watching innovative fashions walk down the runway, this show does the job.
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Artsweek’s Official Pandemic Party Playlist

Here’s a quarantine playlist to enjoy while partying at home with your roommates.
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Tracks of the Month: April 2020

Here's a list of Artsweek's favorite new tracks from April 2020!
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