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Literature in Review: Tough Love

Love takes on many different forms, whether it be obsession, power or uncomfortable distance.
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SBIFF 2022: Outstanding Directors of the Year Award

This year’s event honoring the filmmakers was one of the first events that marked the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s return to in-person attendance.
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Record Recap: Revisiting “Horse Jumper Of Love” Six Years Later

Horse Jumper of Love, the Boston-based slowcore band, has most certainly contributed to the indie-rock music scene in the second half of the 2010s.
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In Review: Beach House’s Dreams Come True On “Once Twice Melody”

Alternative musical duo Beach House awakens after the longest break in their entire 15-year discography with their eighth studio album, “Once Twice Melody.”
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Let There Be Rock: A.S. Program Board Presents Battle of the Bands 2022

The bands — Art Official, Johann Vogus, Field Daze and Duende — vied for the coveted prize: bragging rights as the best band in Isla Vista and a spot to perform at the next I.V. Open Market.
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Artsweek on Spotify: Calming Tracks to Ease the Stress of Finals Season

Jam to this playlist when the stress of finals becomes overwhelming or as the anxiousness of spring and new beginnings creeps in. 
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Record Recap: Revisiting TV Girl’s Timeless Album “Who Really Cares” Six Years Later

TV Girl, the San Diego-based band most popular for its vast array of synth-pop music, released their second studio album “Who Really Cares” on Feb. 25, 2016.
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In Conversation With Mixed-Media Performance Artist ALOK

ALOK shared their insights on art-making, fashion and personal connections and journey with the Nexus during their visit. 
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Record Recap: Celebrating Black Talent and Artistry in American Pop Culture

From music to cinema, Black Americans have shaped and influenced pop culture — and their contributions have been both lauded and overlooked.
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Record Recap: Four Years Since Rejjie Snow’s “Dear Annie”

“Dear Annie,” the Dublin-based rapper’s debut full-length album, details both the blossoming and slow passing of a relationship.   
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10 Rom-Coms to Soothe Your Lonely, Bitter Heart Post-Valentine’s Day

This year’s V-Day may have come and gone, but for those of you who can still feel the love in the air, here are 10 flicks to keep you in the romantic spirit.
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Valentine’s Day Listicle: Love Songs Throughout the Decades

For those alone on Valentine’s Day (or for those couples who are still hopeless romantics), here are some timeless songs – throughout the decades – to add to your playlist this month.
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Valentine’s Day Playlist: 14 Songs, 14 Scenarios

Here are 14 songs (and some honorable mentions) for 14 possible scenarios you may encounter on Feb. 14. 
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Artsweek on Spotify: Valentine’s Day Tracks for the Hopeful Heart

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought what better way to celebrate than to give to those reading this a playlist from the depths of my more or less emotionally wounded, yet hopeful, heart. 
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In Review: Mitski’s “Laurel Hell” Waves Away Sad Girl Season

Mitski has just released her sixth studio album, “Laurel Hell,” but don’t get confused. It is by no means “Sad Girl Season.”
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