Sunday, April 21

Student-run art organization Graphite accepts entries to their journal and online platform, ranging from photography to film to articles. The journal incorporates a certain theme, such as this year's theme, "categories." (Isa Saalabli/Daily Bruin)

Art organization Graphite focuses on provoking conversation, not specific art forms

Gabe Pine explores a conceptual pairing of love and action movies in his poem “Bonus Round.” The final lines opine, “Action movies are faster now because every action movie rushes home to a love poem.” Pine published his work in May on the online platform for the art organization Graphite. Read more...

Photo: Student-run art organization Graphite accepts entries to their journal and online platform, ranging from photography to film to articles. The journal incorporates a certain theme, such as this year's theme, "categories." (Isa Saalabli/Daily Bruin)

Student-run art organization Graphite accepts entries to their journal and online platform, ranging from photography to film to articles. The journal incorporates a certain theme, such as this year's theme, "categories." (Isa Saalabli/Daily Bruin)

Comic book creator Howard Chaykin spoke at the workshop, "Graphic Design in the Service of Narrative," part of ComicCon 2018. The event, sponsored by UCLA's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, spanned Monday and Tuesday at Royce Hall. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Panel discusses influence of historical themes in contemporary comics

Comic book creator Howard Chaykin said kindness is an overrated quality in comic book heroes. “I don’t like reading about perfect people, I like flaws,” he said. Read more...

Photo: Comic book creator Howard Chaykin spoke at the workshop, "Graphic Design in the Service of Narrative," part of ComicCon 2018. The event, sponsored by UCLA's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, spanned Monday and Tuesday at Royce Hall. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Comic book creator Howard Chaykin spoke at the workshop, "Graphic Design in the Service of Narrative," part of ComicCon 2018. The event, sponsored by UCLA's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, spanned Monday and Tuesday at Royce Hall. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

(Claire Sun/Daily Bruin)

Symposium to showcase integration of VR into architecture, design space

Presenters at Visionworlds used virtual reality to turn pancreatic beta cells into a bustling cityscape with anatomic infrastructure. The symposium, which will take place at the UCLA IDEAS campus April 28, aims to show how VR can be integrated into the design process of architectural environments, said Güvenç Özel, lead faculty member and program advisor of IDEAS. Read more...

Photo: (Claire Sun/Daily Bruin)

(Claire Sun/Daily Bruin)

UCLA’s Music of Thailand Ensemble was founded in 1964, but went on hiatus since 1985. The ensemble opened again in 2016, and is open to all students and faculty. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Global Melodies: Returning from three decades of hiatus, Thai music ensemble continues to grow

Adjunct assistant professor Supeena Insee Adler revived UCLA’s Music of Thailand Ensemble after spending 100 hours refurbishing decayed Thai instruments. David Morton, a former professor at UCLA’s department of music, originally founded the ensemble in 1964 using instruments he personally acquired from Thailand. Read more...

Photo: UCLA’s Music of Thailand Ensemble was founded in 1964, but went on hiatus since 1985. The ensemble opened again in 2016, and is open to all students and faculty. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

UCLA’s Music of Thailand Ensemble was founded in 1964, but went on hiatus since 1985. The ensemble opened again in 2016, and is open to all students and faculty. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of Chris Whitaker)

Theater review: ‘Significant Other’

“Significant Other” blasts Céline Dion’s cheesiest hits to highlight uncomfortable truths about romance. Running April 3 through May 6 at the Geffen Playhouse, “Significant Other” depicts the loneliness that follows as the prime of youth is left behind and replaced by the expectations of maturity. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Chris Whitaker)

(Courtesy of Chris Whitaker)

Students in the UCLA Klezmer Music Ensemble play a traditional form of Eastern European Jewish folk music. Klezmer became a part of American-Jewish life in the 1970s and 1980s as a way for baby boomers to find their own form of folk music. (Edward Figueroa/Daily Bruin)

Global Melodies: UCLA Klezmer Music Ensemble aims to revive culture through performances

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s Department of Ethnomusicology offers a range of different ensembles spanning multiple regions throughout the world, each with a rich musical dynamic and sound. Read more...

Photo: Students in the UCLA Klezmer Music Ensemble play a traditional form of Eastern European Jewish folk music. Klezmer became a part of American-Jewish life in the 1970s and 1980s as a way for baby boomers to find their own form of folk music. (Edward Figueroa/Daily Bruin)

Students in the UCLA Klezmer Music Ensemble play a traditional form of Eastern European Jewish folk music. Klezmer became a part of American-Jewish life in the 1970s and 1980s as a way for baby boomers to find their own form of folk music. (Edward Figueroa/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Mary Neely directed "Pink Trailer," which follows two best friends as they encounter a stranger and juxtaposes darker themes with a bright, technicolor aesthetic. The film will premiere Saturday at SXSW. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alum uses bright colors to explore dark themes in upcoming film

This post was updated Mar. 8 at 4:30 p.m. The film “Pink Trailer” transforms a simple knock on a door into a chilling occurrence. Directed and edited by UCLA alumna Mary Neely, the female-led film follows two best friends as they encounter a terrifying stranger at their doorstep. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Mary Neely directed "Pink Trailer," which follows two best friends as they encounter a stranger and juxtaposes darker themes with a bright, technicolor aesthetic. The film will premiere Saturday at SXSW. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Mary Neely directed "Pink Trailer," which follows two best friends as they encounter a stranger and juxtaposes darker themes with a bright, technicolor aesthetic. The film will premiere Saturday at SXSW. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)