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Saturday, May 30th 2020

Blu & Exile Slightly Disappoints with “In the Beginning: Before the Heavens”

Sheila Tran In the midst of a constantly evolving hip-hop scene driven by eccentricity, irony, and genre-bending innovation, “old school” hip-hop seems almost foreign and...

“Del Playa” Movie Exploits Isla Vista Tragedy

Jennica Martin Staff Writer After years of being delayed due to public outcry and online petitions, the controversial film "Del Playa" was released. "Del Playa" is...

Byron Hurt’s ‘Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes’ Unapologetically Dissects Hip-Hop Culture

Marissa Martin In conjunction with Pollock Theater, University of California, Santa Barbara’s Carsey-Wolf Center concluded its Social Issues in Modern Cinema series on April...

Cuco Disappoints During Welcome Back Concert

Addison Morris Arts and Entertainment Editor Culminating UCSB’s Week of Welcome festivities, Southern California’s own Cuco headlined Saturday’s Welcome Back Concert at Storke Plaza. Cuco’s DJ...

“Cabaret:” An Entertaining and Timely Return to Musical Theater

Elijah Root-Sanchez Staff Writer UCSB Theater and Dance is currently putting on their rendition of the critically acclaimed musical Cabaret. They are having showings of this...

Explore the South Korean Indie Scene with These Five Songs

Sheila Tran Staff Writer In recent years, South Korean culture and music has skyrocketed in global popularity. Nowadays, it’s nearly impossible to browse through Twitter without...

All Bad Things Must Come to an End: ‘Breaking Bad’ Series Finale

Chloe Babauta Warning: This article contains spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the "Breaking Bad" series finale yet, follow Dean Norris’ (a.k.a. “Hank”) advice and...

‘Bloody, Violent, and Sexually Disturbing’: “Red Sparrow” is Unforgettable

Addison Morris Staff Writer Francis Lawrence’s spy thriller "Red Sparrow," based on ex-CIA agent Jason Matthews’ 2013 novel, hit theaters March 2. Fans who expect Jennifer...

Khalid Hub Show Canceled Due to Unforeseen Circumstances

Gwendolyn Wu Executive Content Editor Tickets going for over $50 on Free & For Sale. Lines wrapping around the ticket offices on campus. The social media...

Kendrick Lamar Can’t Escape Compton

Jeremy Levine Copy Editor Kendrick Lamar is the greatest storyteller rap has ever seen. Good Kid M.A.A.D. City’s cinematic coming-of-age story of his childhood in Compton...