Monday, October 15

UCLA alumnus Stephen Karr will conduct the opera "The Center Cannot Hold" beginning Friday. It was composed by Professor Kenneth Wells based on the memoir of Elyn Saks, a professor at USC, who was previously diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Opera drawn from autobiography explores experience of schizophrenia

Elyn Saks felt suffocated, trapped in a room filled with doctors. She lay restrained with leather bounds, her hands and feet tied, she said. It was her first year at Yale Law School; she was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, a psychosis defined by paranoid delusions, hallucinations, dysfunctional ways of thinking and agitated body movements, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Read more...

UCLA alumnus Stephen Karr will conduct the opera "The Center Cannot Hold" beginning Friday. It was composed by Professor Kenneth Wells based on the memoir of Elyn Saks, a professor at USC, who was previously diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

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Book Review: ‘The Raven King’

In the small magical town of Henrietta, Virginia, a girl named Blue Sargent befriends four boys: a rebel, a prince, a shadow and a ghost. The four boys were known as the Raven Boys from the nearby private academy Blue swore to never step foot on, but throughout the course of Maggie Stiefvater’s “The Raven Cycle” series, Blue falls in love with them. Read more...

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World arts and cultures professor and theatrical director Peter Sellars traveled to the Mogao Grottoes near Dunhaung, China to see the Buddhist-influenced art illustrated on the walls. (Zinnia Moreno/Daily Bruin)
World arts and cultures professor and theatrical director Peter Sellars traveled to the Mogao Grottoes near Dunhaung, China to see the Buddhist-influenced art illustrated on the walls. (Zinnia Moreno/Daily Bruin)

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Book Review: ‘Riders’

Through a tale of love, friendship and self-realization, Veronica Rossi ventures into the world of urban fantasy with “Riders.” It is the first book of her newest series, and follows the story of 18-year-old Gideon Blake as he is confined by the U.S. Read more...

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Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin

Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin
Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin

MFA student Alice Jung explores the disconnect between her South Korean and American identities in her solo exhibition, "Curiouser2." The show examines the fluidity of identity through the theme of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll. (Zinnia Moreno/Daily Bruin)
MFA student Alice Jung explores the disconnect between her South Korean and American identities in her solo exhibition, "Curiouser2." The show examines the fluidity of identity through the theme of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll. (Zinnia Moreno/Daily Bruin)


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