Tuesday, January 23

Preparing stuffed mushrooms takes under an hour with the right ingredients and tools. The hors d'oeuvre, if made with small mushrooms, can be eaten in a convenient single bite. (Tehya Faulk/Daily Bruin)

Party Flavors: Stuffed mushrooms

The party food landscape has become increasingly homogeneous, with its ubiquitous bag of Doritos rather than homemade fudge or stuffed mushrooms. Columnist Erin Nyren would like to bring back the house parties of yore, in which everyone cooked or baked something to share. Read more...

Photo: Preparing stuffed mushrooms takes under an hour with the right ingredients and tools. The hors d'oeuvre, if made with small mushrooms, can be eaten in a convenient single bite. (Tehya Faulk/Daily Bruin)

Preparing stuffed mushrooms takes under an hour with the right ingredients and tools. The hors d'oeuvre, if made with small mushrooms, can be eaten in a convenient single bite. (Tehya Faulk/Daily Bruin)

Chocolate-covered candy oranges are created by saturating the fruit in sugar syrup under low-heat before dipping pieces in chocolate. If too much heat is applied, the sugar may burn. (Erin Nyren/Daily Bruin)

Party Flavors: Chocolate-dipped candy oranges

The party food landscape has become increasingly homogeneous, with its ubiquitous bag of Doritos rather than homemade fudge or stuffed mushrooms. Columnist Erin Nyren would like to bring back the house parties of yore, in which everyone cooked or baked something to share. Read more...

Photo: Chocolate-covered candy oranges are created by saturating the fruit in sugar syrup under low-heat before dipping pieces in chocolate. If too much heat is applied, the sugar may burn. (Erin Nyren/Daily Bruin)

Chocolate-covered candy oranges are created by saturating the fruit in sugar syrup under low-heat before dipping pieces in chocolate. If too much heat is applied, the sugar may burn. (Erin Nyren/Daily Bruin)

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Album Review: ‘A Head Full of Dreams’

Last year, Chris Martin bared listeners his broken heart with Coldplay’s album “Ghost Stories,” a sad eulogy to his split from longtime wife Gwyneth Paltrow. This year, with “A Head Full of Dreams,” he is attempting to convince his audience he’s ready to move on. Read more...

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Fourth-year political science student Lauren Payne leads the UCLA Bruin Marching Band’s 27-member flute section. As section leader, Payne focuses on building strong bonds between flute members. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Halftime Signatures: UCLA marching band flutist finds camaraderie through supporting role

Lauren Payne plays the UCLA fight song on her flute "DR0000_0027.mp3" from TASCAM DR-05. "Lauren Payne plays the UCLA fight song on her flute"

In anticipation of the UCLA-USC football matchup Thanksgiving weekend, Daily Bruin A&E features members of the UCLA Bruin Marching Band. Today’s installment profiles Lauren Payne, a fourth-year political science student and the flute section leader. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year political science student Lauren Payne leads the UCLA Bruin Marching Band’s 27-member flute section. As section leader, Payne focuses on building strong bonds between flute members. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Fourth-year political science student Lauren Payne leads the UCLA Bruin Marching Band’s 27-member flute section. As section leader, Payne focuses on building strong bonds between flute members. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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