Sunday, May 19

Give a wall flavor, but do it in good taste

Posters seem to be the primary wall decoration for people ages 15 to 25. Thus, college students flip through dozens of cumbersome albums in search of the perfect poster to legitimize their existence … or just make themselves look cool. Read more...


How they made it into the MFA theater directing program

Zero. That’s how many applicants the UCLA theater directing graduate program admitted this year. Even though this year’s magic number is only two less than last year, zero does send a loud and clear message that the graduate directing program is not an easy fortress to breach. Read more...


Arnold Mesches brings to light his former FBI files

When life handed him lemons, Arnold Mesches did one better than make lemonade ““ he made “contemporary illuminated manuscripts.” The octogenarian artist, who was the subject of extensive surveillance by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 27 years, managed to acquire the secret files of his life and transform them into art. Read more...




Macgowan, Melnitz engage in rare collaboration

There might not be any us v. them mentality brewing between theater students and professors and their film counterparts, but inhabitants of Macgowan Hall (home of the theater department) and Melnitz Hall (home of film and television) aren’t exactly sending each other holiday greeting cards either. Read more...


Wiltern next stop on comedians’ road trek

For comedians Dave Attell and Lewis Black, the road is home and room service is a man’s best friend. It’s not exactly “road sweet road,” but the two stand-up comics have built a high tolerance for the traveling life. Read more...



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