Saturday, October 19

Regents Lecturer Astra Taylor created the documentary "What is Democracy?" It follows Black Lives Matter protestors, refugees and the works of classical philosophers to explore the titular question. (Courtesy of Astra Taylor)

Q&A: Filmmaker Astra Taylor explores democracy in documentary to be shown at UCLA

Astra Taylor discovered that democracy takes on different meanings depending on whom you ask. The Regents Lecturer and filmmaker of the documentary “What is Democracy?” will showcase her work to UCLA students at the Broad Art Center on Tuesday. Read more...

Photo: Regents Lecturer Astra Taylor created the documentary "What is Democracy?" It follows Black Lives Matter protestors, refugees and the works of classical philosophers to explore the titular question. (Courtesy of Astra Taylor)

Regents Lecturer Astra Taylor created the documentary "What is Democracy?" It follows Black Lives Matter protestors, refugees and the works of classical philosophers to explore the titular question. (Courtesy of Astra Taylor)


Alfred Molina stars in “A Walk in the Woods,” which follows Russian diplomat Andrey Botvinnik and American arms negotiator John Honeyman while they discuss the politics during the Cold War. (Courtesy of Matt Petit)

Cold War play focuses on relevant political issues via character juxtaposition

A discussion between a Russian and an American provides a glimpse into the Cold War era. “A Walk in the Woods”premiers at the James Bridges Theater at UCLA on Friday, featuring a cast of just two actors. Read more...

Photo: Alfred Molina stars in “A Walk in the Woods,” which follows Russian diplomat Andrey Botvinnik and American arms negotiator John Honeyman while they discuss the politics during the Cold War. (Courtesy of Matt Petit)

Alfred Molina stars in “A Walk in the Woods,” which follows Russian diplomat Andrey Botvinnik and American arms negotiator John Honeyman while they discuss the politics during the Cold War. (Courtesy of Matt Petit)

Miri Koral, a professor of Yiddish culture and language at UCLA, read Yiddish poetry during a workshop Sunday while musicians from the band Klezmer Juice played music behind her. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Festival showcases klezmer to restore interest in Yiddish culture

Klezmer originated in Eastern Europe but finds its future in a new generation of American Jewish youth. UClezLA, which took place Sunday at Schoenberg Hall, is a Yiddish culture festival which included workshops on klezmer, a musical genre containing Jewish influences and a mixture of sounds from Romani music and Polish folk music. Read more...

Photo: Miri Koral, a professor of Yiddish culture and language at UCLA, read Yiddish poetry during a workshop Sunday while musicians from the band Klezmer Juice played music behind her. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Miri Koral, a professor of Yiddish culture and language at UCLA, read Yiddish poetry during a workshop Sunday while musicians from the band Klezmer Juice played music behind her. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Third-year English student Megan Hullander and fourth-year geography/environmental studies student Angela Simmons co-founded Dude Ranch Dressing, a vegan ranch recipe which they will officially debut their vegan ranch at a release party Jan. 17. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Student-founded vegan ranch company presents sustainable sauce

A blink-182 album inspired the name of the student-run company Dude Ranch Dressing. The brand will make its official debut Jan. 17 at a release party in a Westwood apartment. Read more...

Photo: Third-year English student Megan Hullander and fourth-year geography/environmental studies student Angela Simmons co-founded Dude Ranch Dressing, a vegan ranch recipe which they will officially debut their vegan ranch at a release party Jan. 17. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Third-year English student Megan Hullander and fourth-year geography/environmental studies student Angela Simmons co-founded Dude Ranch Dressing, a vegan ranch recipe which they will officially debut their vegan ranch at a release party Jan. 17. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)