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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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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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