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Friday, September 18th 2020

Cassandra Clare and the Chamber of Not-So-Secret Plagiarizing

Shanthi Guruswamy PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR Before Cassandra Clare became popular for her hit series, The Mortal Instruments, she was popular for other reasons — specifically for writing fanfiction...

“Haikyuu!! To the Top” is a Battle of Ideologies

Serena Bun Contributing Writer This article contains major spoilers for “Haikyuu!! To the Top.” Japanese...

‘Your Name’ in Lights: New Anime Film Sparks Awe Worldwide

Bailee Abell Staff Writer Anime director Makoto Shinkai’s newest film Your Name has been blowing up the box office charts since its release this past summer....

Memoir ‘Just Mercy’ Exposes Racial Injustice

Lacy Wright This year’s UCSB Reads choice book Just Mercy is more than just the memoir of one of the country’s most famous living lawyers...

Crazy Rich Stories in “Crazy Rich Asians”

Jessica Gang Opinions Editor It’s almost impossible to separate “Crazy Rich Asians” from the fanfare that precedes it. As the first Hollywood film to feature an...

“Deadpool 2” Unapologetically Entertains

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer Not only did the excitement surrounding the newly released "Deadpool 2" remain alive after it hit theaters on May 18 but also...

Lil Dicky Balances Comedy and Vulnerability in “Dave”

Graeme Jackson Photo Editor This article contains spoilers for season one of FX Network’s “Dave.”

“Nailed It!”: Distract Yourself From Our Crazy World With Awful Baking

Analissa NúñezContributing Writer With most of the world under quarantine amid the COVID-19 pandemic, picking the perfect television series...

Celebrating Black History Month with Inspiring Black Films

Kayla Curtis-Evans Contributing Writer Film connects us to each other — so it might come as a surprise to some that the diversity we see in...

“Hugh Hefner’s After Dark” Screens at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Sabrina Bui Staff Writer Hugh Hefner is nearly synonymous with Playboy, the controversial magazine that has been a comfort for army service people and lonely souls...