Wednesday, November 20


Actress Halle Bailey was recently cast as Ariel in Disney’s upcoming live action remake of the 1989 animated film, "The Little Mermaid."
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Second Take: Black lead in ‘Little Mermaid’ remake brings welcome tide of representation

Looks like dreads are the new red. “Grown-ish” actress Halle Bailey and her signature locks have been cast as Ariel in Disney’s live-action remake of the 1989 classic, “The Little Mermaid.” The news of Bailey’s casting ran like wildfire across the internet after director Rob Marshall announced that Bailey, one half of the R&B sister duo Chloe x Halle, would star as the titular character. Read more...

Photo: Actress Halle Bailey was recently cast as Ariel in Disney’s upcoming live action remake of the 1989 animated film, "The Little Mermaid." (Courtesy of Dylan Bonner)

Actress Halle Bailey was recently cast as Ariel in Disney’s upcoming live action remake of the 1989 animated film, "The Little Mermaid."
(Courtesy of Dylan Bonner)


Anime Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center offered a plethora of booths over the weekend for anime fans of every kind, even the gamers. Attendees had the opportunity to put their Super Smash Bros. skills to the test against one another in a friendly competition. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

From panels to cosplay to art, thousands of fans find community at Anime Expo

Winged sorcerers and kunai-wielding shinobis flew down Figueroa Street on Bird scooters to mark the return of America’s largest anime convention. The Los Angeles Convention Center hosted Anime Expo from Thursday to Sunday, featuring a plethora of exhibition booths, panels and premieres. Read more...

Photo: Anime Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center offered a plethora of booths over the weekend for anime fans of every kind, even the gamers. Attendees had the opportunity to put their Super Smash Bros. skills to the test against one another in a friendly competition. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

Anime Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center offered a plethora of booths over the weekend for anime fans of every kind, even the gamers. Attendees had the opportunity to put their Super Smash Bros. skills to the test against one another in a friendly competition. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

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PRIME: Waiting to be Seen

As 12-year-old me sank deeply into the couch, snug in old gym clothes and fluffy slippers, my mother asked why I stayed up late watching weird Asian cartoons. Read more...

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UCLA's playwright-in-residence Paula Vogel said her works continue to be influenced by the works of playwrights past. Her recent play, "Indecent," is based off Sholem Asch's "God of Vengeance." The documentary screening of "The Rest I Make Up" that Vogel is hosting is inspired by playwright María Irene Fornés, whom Vogel describes as life-changing. (Courtesy of Laurie Sturdevant)

Q&A: Playwright Paula Vogel discusses her play ‘Indecent’ and influential writers

The words of playwrights past continue to influence Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel. The 2018-2019 playwright-in-residence for the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television received the award for her 1997 drama, “How I Learned to Drive.” Her latest work, “Indecent,” is based on the scandal that followed the Broadway debut of the Yiddish play “God of Vengeance,” and will premiere Wednesday at the Ahmanson Theatre. Read more...

Photo: UCLA's playwright-in-residence Paula Vogel said her works continue to be influenced by the works of playwrights past. Her recent play, "Indecent," is based off Sholem Asch's "God of Vengeance." The documentary screening of "The Rest I Make Up" that Vogel is hosting is inspired by playwright María Irene Fornés, whom Vogel describes as life-changing. (Courtesy of Laurie Sturdevant)

UCLA's playwright-in-residence Paula Vogel said her works continue to be influenced by the works of playwrights past. Her recent play, "Indecent," is based off Sholem Asch's "God of Vengeance." The documentary screening of "The Rest I Make Up" that Vogel is hosting is inspired by playwright María Irene Fornés, whom Vogel describes as life-changing. (Courtesy of Laurie Sturdevant)

Suchita Kumar, a second-year physiological science student, said her fashion line, "Shaila," was inspired by memories of going through her mother’s closet when she was younger. The pieces showcase repurposed children's clothes mixed with current trends, with outfits spanning from casual wear to evening attire. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Drawing on childhood memories, student’s fashion line spans time and melds cultures

After some tweaking, styles from Gap Kids can also suit adults. Suchita Kumar, a second-year physiological science student, said she designed a fashion line fusing children’s wear with late 20th-century trends. Read more...

Photo: Suchita Kumar, a second-year physiological science student, said her fashion line, "Shaila," was inspired by memories of going through her mother’s closet when she was younger. The pieces showcase repurposed children's clothes mixed with current trends, with outfits spanning from casual wear to evening attire. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Suchita Kumar, a second-year physiological science student, said her fashion line, "Shaila," was inspired by memories of going through her mother’s closet when she was younger. The pieces showcase repurposed children's clothes mixed with current trends, with outfits spanning from casual wear to evening attire. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)