Tuesday, January 23

Thundercat and Flying Lotus performed Saturday night on the outer Fairbanks Lawn of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery as a part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival. Thundercat played songs such as "Rabbot Ho" in front of a red and black backdrop, consisting of his cat head logo.  (Cameron Vernali/Daily Bruin)

Concert review: Flying Lotus and Thundercat at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

This article was updated Oct. 16 at 11:55 a.m. Attendees of Flying Lotus’ concert Saturday only needed two items – a ticket and a pair of 3-D glasses, which were given out at the venue. Read more...

Photo: Thundercat and Flying Lotus performed Saturday night on the outer Fairbanks Lawn of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery as a part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival. Thundercat played songs such as "Rabbot Ho" in front of a red and black backdrop, consisting of his cat head logo. (Cameron Vernali/Daily Bruin)

Thundercat and Flying Lotus performed Saturday night on the outer Fairbanks Lawn of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery as a part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival. Thundercat played songs such as "Rabbot Ho" in front of a red and black backdrop, consisting of his cat head logo.  (Cameron Vernali/Daily Bruin)

The Banana Grahams team currently has about 20-25 people, who all live on the second floor of Rieber Hall. The group takes orders through their Instagram page, Banana Riebublic. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Rieber Hall students develop banana mail service, send messages on fruit

A group of students on the Hill have a new idea for relaying messages – sending them on bananas. Banana Grahams allows students to send messages on bananas to anyone living on the Hill. Read more...

Photo: The Banana Grahams team currently has about 20-25 people, who all live on the second floor of Rieber Hall. The group takes orders through their Instagram page, Banana Riebublic. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

The Banana Grahams team currently has about 20-25 people, who all live on the second floor of Rieber Hall. The group takes orders through their Instagram page, Banana Riebublic. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Alumnus Thanos Papastergiou directed "Sandy Beach," a film with no dialogue that centers on the story of a daughter and her father at a beach in Crete, Greece. The film was inspired by the death of his uncle and was selected as a Toronto International Film Festival pick. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Death within family, setbacks spur on alumnus’ film production

Creating the film “Sandy Beach” was no walk on the beach for Thanos Papastergiou. But after hospital visits, multiple delays and a thunderstorm, “Sandy Beach” has gone on to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival and was shortlisted for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Student Film Award. Read more...

Photo: Alumnus Thanos Papastergiou directed "Sandy Beach," a film with no dialogue that centers on the story of a daughter and her father at a beach in Crete, Greece. The film was inspired by the death of his uncle and was selected as a Toronto International Film Festival pick. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Alumnus Thanos Papastergiou directed "Sandy Beach," a film with no dialogue that centers on the story of a daughter and her father at a beach in Crete, Greece. The film was inspired by the death of his uncle and was selected as a Toronto International Film Festival pick. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Alumnus Orlando Ortega-Medina's book, “Jerusalem Ablaze: Stories Of Love and Other Obsessions,” features 13 short stories about topics such as religion and sexuality.

(Courtesy of Orlando Ortega-Medina)

Alumnus releases book based on different places, personal experiences

Orlando Ortega-Medina’s characters explore far-flung places such as the bustling streets of Tokyo and the coast of Oregon. But for alumnus Ortega-Medina, the global destinations in his short stories are not just locations for his characters to visit; they are also places he has lived himself. Read more...

Photo: Alumnus Orlando Ortega-Medina's book, “Jerusalem Ablaze: Stories Of Love and Other Obsessions,” features 13 short stories about topics such as religion and sexuality. (Courtesy of Orlando Ortega-Medina)

Alumnus Orlando Ortega-Medina's book, “Jerusalem Ablaze: Stories Of Love and Other Obsessions,” features 13 short stories about topics such as religion and sexuality.

(Courtesy of Orlando Ortega-Medina)

UCLA lecturer Scott Alan Smith directed "The Lyons," a dark comedy play that tells the tale of a dysfunctional family as it comes together during tough times. The show runs until July 16 at the Road Theatre in North Hollywood. (Courtesy of Scott Alan Smith)

UCLA lecturer directs dysfunctional family comedy ‘The Lyons’

The set of “The Lyons” has just 10 seconds to change from a private hospital room to an empty apartment. But the quick set changes are just one of the many challenges that the play presented, said UCLA lecturer and director Scott Alan Smith. Read more...

Photo: UCLA lecturer Scott Alan Smith directed "The Lyons," a dark comedy play that tells the tale of a dysfunctional family as it comes together during tough times. The show runs until July 16 at the Road Theatre in North Hollywood. (Courtesy of Scott Alan Smith)

UCLA lecturer Scott Alan Smith directed "The Lyons," a dark comedy play that tells the tale of a dysfunctional family as it comes together during tough times. The show runs until July 16 at the Road Theatre in North Hollywood. (Courtesy of Scott Alan Smith)

Fourth-year theater students, Renee MacDonald, Will Block and Margaret Starbuck (left to right) formed the classical theater company Muse of Fire, which will be performing "Henry IV" in a renovated liquor store in July. (Hannah Johnson/Daily Bruin)

Student-formed Shakespeare theater company aims for audience engagement

Muse of Fire will perform “Henry IV” in a renovated liquor store in Koreatown. Muse of Fire, a classical theater company with a focus on Shakespeare’s works, was formed over the course of the 2016-2017 school year by fourth-year theater students Will Block, Margaret Starbuck and Renee MacDonald. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year theater students, Renee MacDonald, Will Block and Margaret Starbuck (left to right) formed the classical theater company Muse of Fire, which will be performing "Henry IV" in a renovated liquor store in July. (Hannah Johnson/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year theater students, Renee MacDonald, Will Block and Margaret Starbuck (left to right) formed the classical theater company Muse of Fire, which will be performing "Henry IV" in a renovated liquor store in July. (Hannah Johnson/Daily Bruin)

Los Angeles-based pop artist Rilan uses his synth-pop- and glam rock-influenced music and his distinct sense of style to express his inner personality. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

On The Rise: Rilan

Rilan would take his mother’s Walkman and listen to Madonna and David Bowie for hours when he was a child back in New Orleans. The 21-year-old singer now lives in Los Angeles, but his passion for synth-pop and glam-rock has not faded. Read more...

Photo: Los Angeles-based pop artist Rilan uses his synth-pop- and glam rock-influenced music and his distinct sense of style to express his inner personality. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

Los Angeles-based pop artist Rilan uses his synth-pop- and glam rock-influenced music and his distinct sense of style to express his inner personality. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)


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