Wednesday, July 24

Lessons, laughter for amateur dancers

Back right, forward left, side behind side behind, kick, step turn, heel click, and spin. Confused? That was just the warm-up. For the students already fumbling and bumbling during this John Travolta-style hustle warm-up, sessions of waltz, cha-cha, and swing were right around the corner. Read more...


Ginzburg to speak at LACMA

Carlo Ginzburg is a great showman. The renowned UCLA history professor knows how to keep the audience guessing by limiting the details of his upcoming speech on replication. Read more...



Boyz to dance into Royce with MTV-like flair

It’s safe to say that William Trevitt, one half of Ballet Boyz, does not own a fur coat. “There’s this idea that dancers are sacred beings or religious figures who concentrate completely on their art and leave backstage in their big fur coats,” Trevitt said. Read more...



Acoustic Live returns

Scott Dudelson learned some valuable lessons while organizing this past year’s Acoustic Live battle of the bands. Although this past fall’s inaugural battle drew sizable crowds for normally calm Sunday nights, Dudelson has continued to make improvements on the event. Read more...


Rice abounds in Asia, Fowler

Why rice? According to Fowler Museum of Cultural History curator Roy Hamilton, the starchy grain is the one commonality on a continent that makes no sense as a single unit. Read more...



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