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In Review: Banks Slithers Her Way Toward Independence on “Serpentina”

With Banks’ era of immense change and suffering behind her, the growing pains of “Serpentina” — er, shedding pains? — are mostly understandable.
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Spring-Themed Knitting Projects

As we get into the swing of spring quarter, be ready to embrace the warm weather with these two free, fun and fabulous yarn projects to try this spring!
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Rapper Flo Milli and Producer Pi’erre Bourne Bring the Heat to The Warm Up

Hundreds of students headed to the Thunderdome to see 2021 XXL Freshman inductee Flo Milli and hip-hop producer Pi’erre Bourne take the stage.
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Reflections Of Weyes Blood’s “Titanic Rising”: 3 Years Later

The album exists as a vulnerable collection of young adult experiences, all of which click together like puzzle pieces.
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Publishing in a Pandemic: How Authors Virtually Write, Publish and Promote

Though the pandemic may have helped writers increase their productivity, everything that comes after completing the first draft of a manuscript has taken a hit.
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Literature in Review: Hot Off the Presses

Thanks to Dutton Books and Soft Skull Press, here are some previews of books that are bound to make a mark when they hit the shelves (or are about to!).
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SBIFF 2022: Benedict Cumberbatch Wins the Cinema Vanguard Award

On March 9, Benedict Cumberbatch was honored with the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 37th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival for his performance in “The Power of the Dog.” 
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In Review: Charli XCX Tries to Crash Into the Mainstream

“CRASH” is an album swerving in the direction of current pop sounds. The result is an album that veers off-course sometimes but ultimately has Charli in the driver’s seat, pedal to the metal.
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Comedian and Podcast Host Marc Maron Performs at The Lobero Theatre

The King of Existential Dread and stand-up comedian Marc Maron played to a packed house at Santa Barbara’s Lobero Theatre on Sunday, March 6 as part of his “This May Be The Last Time” tour.
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SBIFF 2022: Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem Receive Maltin Modern Master Award

On Thursday, March 10, a crowd gathered in Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theatre to see Javier Bardem in person and Nicole Kidman via Zoom honored with the Maltin Modern Master Award. 
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SBIFF 2022: Oscar-Nominated Screenwriters Gather at Writer’s Panel

On Saturday, March 5, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival held its annual writer's panel at the Arlington Theatre.
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In Review: The Rollercoaster That Was “Euphoria” Season Two

Although “Euphoria” was not as talked about as it is now when it first aired back in 2019, the show still received many good reviews and Emmy nominations.
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SBIFF 2022: In Conversation with the “Licorice Pizza” Director Paul Thomas Anderson

On Friday, March 4, “Licorice Pizza” writer and director Paul Thomas Anderson, actress Alana Haim and producer Sara Murphy joined SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling at The Arlington Theatre. 
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SBIFF 2022: Producer’s Panel Highlights Pandemic Releases and Advice for Aspiring Producers

On March 5., the fourth day of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, nine producers behind this year’s Oscars nominees gathered for the Producers Panel.
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In Conversation: Erik Larson and Pico Iyer at Campbell Hall

Larson treated the campus community to a memorable night about his writing career and how his stories aim to give another perspective to history as we know it.
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