Literature

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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Book Review: Three Thrillers for the Halloween Season

Artsweek talked to three authors with new novels that will keep you up late at night, desperate to find out what happens next.
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Literature in Review: Three New Novels for Fall

Artsweek talked to three debut authors with books so addicting, you’ll get back into reading for pleasure in no time.
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In Review: “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue” by V. E. Schwab

The read is a reminder that every person’s time on Earth is limited, yet filled with so many opportunities to make an eternal existence out of themselves.
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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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UCSB Spanish and Portuguese Department Hosts Indigenous Writers Conference

For the first time at UC Santa Barbara, indigenous writers, poets and scholars gathered for “A Verbal Kaleidoscope,” a conference aiming to challenge how indigenous literature and practices are st...
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It’s Lit!: Literature in Times of Turmoil

Welcome to Artsweek’s literature crossing!
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It’s Lit!: Can a Word Narrate a Thousand Pictures?

This week, Jasmine Benafghoul discusses the dangerous enthrall of preserving aesthetic beauty in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, while Lauren Bennett reviews the struggles over language in...
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It’s Lit!: Fear and Loathing (and God) in Literature

This week, Natalie Noblett takes on Alida Nugent’s in-your-face but wildly fun Don't Worry, It Gets Worse while Allie Graydon reflects on Neil Gaiman's modern rendering of ancient myths in American ...
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Wordstock Shows Colors of I.V.

Over 50 people gathered in Anisq’Oyo’ Park last Saturday to indulge in the 2016 Wordstock Music Festival presented by WORD, the Isla Vista arts and culture magazine.
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2016 Women’s Literary Festival Brings Insight, Inspiration

A gathering of nearly 200 attendees met up at last weekend’s 11th Women’s Literary Festival, an event held annually in Santa Barbara.
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It’s Lit!

Introducing Artsweek's new literature crossing! From Aldous Huxley's haunting Brave New World to Richard Wright's gripping Native Son, check out what's got Artsweek turning up by turning pages.
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Bryan Stevenson Brings More than Just Mercy to Campbell

Stevenson’s signature quote, “The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice,” was scrawled across the lecture screen. He went on to talk about how he thinks we can ch...
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When Therapy Becomes Art: “Marwencol” Kicks off The Humanities and the Brain Series

Nestled just around the corner of Beauville, France lies a town laden with rusty military tanks, chipped-paint buildings and dusty roads. Men in camouflage garb bustle about, tending to wounded comrad...
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‘Go Set a Watchman’: The Sequel We Didn’t Need

If the goal of Go Set a Watchman was to leave me both satisfied and disappointed, it succeeded. On one hand, I got to read a second book by Harper Lee—a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, no less. On ...
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