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Director Hao Wu Accompanies Documentary Screening at Pollock Theater

Recently, UC Santa Barbara’s Pollock Theater screened “People’s Republic of Desire,” a documentary that presents an alternate perspective of China’s livestreaming universe. 
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In Review: “El Camino”

“El Camino,” the long-awaited follow-up movie to the hit series “Breaking Bad” is finally here.
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In Photos | Roy Blair in The Hub

Last Friday night, singer Roy Blair gave Gauchos an uplifting end to Week 2 with a show full of passion, excitement and dreamy pop songs to sing and dance along to.
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In Review: Todd Phillips’ Controversial ‘Joker’

Terrifying, devastating and ultimately stunning, “Joker” will probably leave you speechless in the theater seat.
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Chanel Miller Stands Up to Sexual Assault With New Book

With her recent book release "Know My Name," UC Santa Barbara alumna Chanel Miller gives readers a personal insight into what it was like experiencing sexual assault and the turmoil that followed.
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The Significance of “Industry Plants” in the Music Community

Coined by the hip-hop community, "industry plant" is most often used to undermine an artist as being nothing more than a pawn in a record label’s quest for industry domination.
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In Photos | Welcome Back Concert with YBN Nahmir and Vincent

Trap star YBN Nahmir electrified Storke Plaza last weekend, welcoming Gauchos back to campus with an evening of flashing lights, rap and opportunities for students to dance on stage.
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Gary Clark Jr. Brings Blues and Rock to Santa Barbara Bowl

On tour for his most recent album “This Land,” Gary Clark Jr. electrified, mesmerized and satisfied passionate fans last Friday night at the Santa Barbara Bowl.
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Tracks of the Month: September 2019

As we welcome the month of October with open arms, it’s time for Artsweek to highlight the new tracks that stood out in September.
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A Trap Music Guide to Love and Heartbreak

Here are some of the best songs to listen to with your new boo when you feel love is in the air or when the person you thought was your “whole world” is no longer that.
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A Tale of Two Rock Stars

Linda Ronstadt and David Crosby both got the Hollywood treatment this summer. That’s about where the similarities end.
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Artsweek Ranks This Summer’s Blockbusters

Check out this list for the best and worst movies to come out of summer 2019!
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Queen of Summertime Sadness Strikes Again with ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell!’

Lana Del Rey's style remains festooned with glamor, tranquility and an air of disenchanted stardom. 
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‘Blinded by the Light’: A Brilliant Tribute to the Boss

“Blinded by the Light” reminds all of us to not let the world get us down.
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In Review: ‘Lover’ by Taylor Swift

“Lover” tackles not only love, but also topics of politics, sexism and individualism that vary from the typical subjects of Swift's music.
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