Monday, September 24

Sholeh Wolpé, UCLA's inaugural writer in residence, has translated the works of several Iranian poets. She said the process requires translators to maintain not only the meaning of a piece's words but also the author's intended message. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Iranian writer retains author’s intent when translating poetry

Sholeh Wolpé said translating poetry is like the sky’s reflection in the sea – similar, but never exact. The process of transferring a poem from one language to another requires more than just direct translation, UCLA’s inaugural author-in-residence said. Read more...

Photo: Sholeh Wolpé, UCLA's inaugural writer in residence, has translated the works of several Iranian poets. She said the process requires translators to maintain not only the meaning of a piece's words but also the author's intended message. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Sholeh Wolpé, UCLA's inaugural writer in residence, has translated the works of several Iranian poets. She said the process requires translators to maintain not only the meaning of a piece's words but also the author's intended message. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

The zine-making workshop was inspired by this year's common book,"The Best We Could Do,"
 by Thi Bui. Students at the workshop used scissors, markers and magazines to create their own booklets. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

Common Book zine workshop revives medium, sparks student creativity

Julia Glassman picked up the first two chapters of Thi Bui’s “The Best We Could Do” when they were being sold at the L.A. Zine Fest four years ago. Read more...

Photo: The zine-making workshop was inspired by this year's common book,"The Best We Could Do," by Thi Bui. Students at the workshop used scissors, markers and magazines to create their own booklets. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

The zine-making workshop was inspired by this year's common book,"The Best We Could Do,"
 by Thi Bui. Students at the workshop used scissors, markers and magazines to create their own booklets. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

Students are organizing a UCLA punk conference that will explore the convergence of punk culture and archival studies. Jessica Schwartz, assistant professor of musicology and the conference organizer, said the conference will show how punk music historically disrupted the status quo set in place by people in power.										(Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

UCLA punk conference to focus on experiences of marginalized groups

Candace Hansen and Kristie Valdéz-Guillén unknowingly attended the same punk rock concert 10 years ago – now, they’re organizing a UCLA punk conference together. Jessica Schwartz, assistant professor of musicology and the conference organizer, said its theme – exploring the convergence of punk culture and archival studies – will show how punk music historically disrupted the status quo set in place by people in power. Read more...

Photo: Students are organizing a UCLA punk conference that will explore the convergence of punk culture and archival studies. Jessica Schwartz, assistant professor of musicology and the conference organizer, said the conference will show how punk music historically disrupted the status quo set in place by people in power. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

Students are organizing a UCLA punk conference that will explore the convergence of punk culture and archival studies. Jessica Schwartz, assistant professor of musicology and the conference organizer, said the conference will show how punk music historically disrupted the status quo set in place by people in power.										(Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

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Three Bruins discuss their Sundance-featured films

This post was updated Jan. 25 at 1:35 p.m. This year’s Sundance Film Festival features the work of several UCLA alumni and faculty. From documentaries to drama films, the Daily Bruin takes a closer look at the involvement of three Bruins in the festival. Read more...

Photo: (Rachel Bai/ Daily Bruin)

(Rachel Bai/ Daily Bruin)

The restaurant Chocolate Chair's signature dessert Dragon Breath lacks in flavor but creates a pleasant visual effect thanks to the addition of liquid nitrogen, which creates a smoky effect. (Grace Pu/Daily Bruin)

Restaurant review: Chocolate Chair

Crunchy cereal puffs go in, but smoke comes out. Chocolate Chair’s signature Dragon Breath dish uses liquid nitrogen to create the illusion that its patrons are exhaling smoke. Read more...

Photo: The restaurant Chocolate Chair's signature dessert Dragon Breath lacks in flavor but creates a pleasant visual effect thanks to the addition of liquid nitrogen, which creates a smoky effect. (Grace Pu/Daily Bruin)

The restaurant Chocolate Chair's signature dessert Dragon Breath lacks in flavor but creates a pleasant visual effect thanks to the addition of liquid nitrogen, which creates a smoky effect. (Grace Pu/Daily Bruin)

Holly Haworth, a third-year philosophy student, leads her own dance class for young children and middle schoolers. While teaching the class, Haworth said she tries to balance fun with strong dance techniques. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Student runs dance studio for children, balances work and play

Holly Haworth celebrated Halloween by leading seven children in twists and claps to “Monster Mash” in front of their parents.   Haworth, a third-year philosophy student, balances being a full-time student with running her own dance studio for small children and middle schoolers. Read more...

Photo: Holly Haworth, a third-year philosophy student, leads her own dance class for young children and middle schoolers. While teaching the class, Haworth said she tries to balance fun with strong dance techniques. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Holly Haworth, a third-year philosophy student, leads her own dance class for young children and middle schoolers. While teaching the class, Haworth said she tries to balance fun with strong dance techniques. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Ethnomusicology alumna Teira Lockhart Church has shifted from her jazz and gospel roots to a more experimental R&B sound as she navigates the Los Angeles music community. She plans on releasing an EP in early 2018. (Frank To/Daily Bruin)

Alumna singer-songwriter transcends genre to convey lived experience

Teira Lockhart Church was only 14 when she stood on stage and belted out “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” in front of more than 1,000 people. Read more...

Photo: Ethnomusicology alumna Teira Lockhart Church has shifted from her jazz and gospel roots to a more experimental R&B sound as she navigates the Los Angeles music community. She plans on releasing an EP in early 2018. (Frank To/Daily Bruin)

Ethnomusicology alumna Teira Lockhart Church has shifted from her jazz and gospel roots to a more experimental R&B sound as she navigates the Los Angeles music community. She plans on releasing an EP in early 2018. (Frank To/Daily Bruin)


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