Features & Essays

Say the name – Seventeen and its worldwide influence

Seventeen made its debut in 2015, and since then, the K-pop group has become a worldwide phenomenon
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“Sounds of Isla Vista”: A look into the I.V. music scene

“Long live the IV music scene” declares the bio of a recently created go-to resource for I.V. concert lovers: the @soundsofiv Instagram page, which has gained over 3,000 followers in less than a y...
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Molly Nilsson on Witchcraft, Anti-fascism and How Her Nostalgic Synth-pop Ties It All Together

The Swedish-born artist has crafted a discography that waltzes between the electronic, minimal synth and hypnagogic pop genres.
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A Look Into Bugeater1101’s Cozy World of Philosophical Thoughts

On a nicer, less stressful corner of the internet, lies Alisha, who on TikTok is known as @bugeater1101
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Student Film “Figment” Explores the Absurd and Surreal

Stay tuned this summer for the release of an all-UC Santa Barbara student-led film called “Figment," an absurdist comedy about someone who realizes they’re living inside someone else’s dream.
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Dancers off the Stage: “Visions of Vibrancy” Spring Dance Concert

The annual UC Santa Barbara Spring Dance Concert, “Visions of Vibrancy,” highlighted the talent of senior dancers as they showcased their dancing and choreography skills.
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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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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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UCSB Library Hosts Beyond The Wall: The Prison Art Resistance Exhibit

The UC Santa Barbara Library hosted the Gaucho Underground Scholars Program on Jan. 19 for an online opening event and curator discussion of their exhibit, Beyond The Wall: The Prison Art Resistance.
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UCSB Dhadkan Gears Up for In-Person Nachle Deewane 2022

After losing two years of an in-person competition, everyone at Dhadkan, a South Asian philanthropic organization at UC Santa Barbara, could not be more excited for this spring’s Nachle Deewane.
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In Conversation With Isla Vista Band The Framers

The Framers are back in action, ready to go wherever they are taken.
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UCSB Alumnus THREEZERO Releases Debut Album

With a newly released album, “SEEING DOUBLE,” Santa Barbara musician THREEZERO is making strides with an ever-evolving sound.
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Literature In Review: Company Culture, Dolls and Caribbean Crises

Artsweek talked to three authors about their novels, and the menu includes a satire about office drama, a drama about a trauma-induced doll and dramatic actors filming a movie in the Caribbean.
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Art, Design & Architecture Museum Reopens Its Doors

After more than a year of being shuttered, UC Santa Barbara’s Art, Design & Architecture Museum reopened on Sept. 25 to showcase three new in-person exhibitions.
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Local Arts Scene Cautiously Reopens After Months in the Dark

As vaccination efforts continue to forge ahead in Santa Barbara County, the local arts and music scene is gearing up to welcome back members of the community. 
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