Friday, May 25

Students Tatt Chitrakorn, Chiana Yang and Belicia Tang (left to right) took part in an oolong tea tasting at Tealightful Club's weekly meeting where members drink tea and discuss their cultural relevance. (Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)
Students Tatt Chitrakorn, Chiana Yang and Belicia Tang (left to right) took part in an oolong tea tasting at Tealightful Club's weekly meeting where members drink tea and discuss their cultural relevance. (Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year world arts and cultures student Sebastian Moraga put together “MOVEMENT JOURNAL: Identity, Neighborhood Change, Interdisciplinary Arts,” a journal documenting artists all across the state of California. Moraga spent six months mingling with creatives throughout the state to compile the journal, which features interviews, photographs and essays chronicling the artists' narratives. (Lisa Aubry/Daily Bruin)
Fourth-year world arts and cultures student Sebastian Moraga put together “MOVEMENT JOURNAL: Identity, Neighborhood Change, Interdisciplinary Arts,” a journal documenting artists all across the state of California. Moraga spent six months mingling with creatives throughout the state to compile the journal, which features interviews, photographs and essays chronicling the artists' narratives. (Lisa Aubry/Daily Bruin)

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Album review: ‘Good Thing’

Leon Bridges’ latest album is definitely a good thing. Released Friday, “Good Thing” represents experimentation within the R&B genre, immersing listeners with its soulful tunes into undulating patterns of emotional restlessness. Read more...

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Professor Johanna Drucker released her new novel, "Downdrift," on Tuesday. "Downdrift" chronicles the  changes animals may have to experience to adapt to a shifting environment, causing them to take on more human qualities such as feelings of shame and jealousy. (Courtesy of Johanna Drucker)

Professor uses eco-fiction to highlight real ecological conditions

Johanna Drucker said a dream about squirrels feverishly knitting with pine needles and rats fashioning disco outfits inspired her newly released novel. Drucker, the Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies in the department of information studies, released her latest novel “Downdrift” on Tuesday and will participate in the “Exploring the Eco-fiction Genre in Writing” panel discussion for the Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series on April 26. Read more...

Professor Johanna Drucker released her new novel, "Downdrift," on Tuesday. "Downdrift" chronicles the  changes animals may have to experience to adapt to a shifting environment, causing them to take on more human qualities such as feelings of shame and jealousy. (Courtesy of Johanna Drucker)

UCLA alumnus Paul Mpagi Sepuya took photographs that will be displayed at the New York Museum of Modern Art on Sunday. His six photos are a part of MoMa's "Being: New Photography 2018" exhibition, which features the work of 17 photographers and runs until Aug. 19. (Courtesy of Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Yancey Richardson Gallery/Team Gallery and Document)
UCLA alumnus Paul Mpagi Sepuya took photographs that will be displayed at the New York Museum of Modern Art on Sunday. His six photos are a part of MoMa's "Being: New Photography 2018" exhibition, which features the work of 17 photographers and runs until Aug. 19. (Courtesy of Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Yancey Richardson Gallery/Team Gallery and Document)

Chi Li, director of the Music of China Ensemble, instructs Xiaorong Yuan, a graduate student in ethnomusicology, in playing the erhu, a two-stringed instrument played with a bow. The ensemble will hold a performance Tuesday evening, featuring various Chinese musical forms, such as Kun opera and a traditional fan dance. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)
Chi Li, director of the Music of China Ensemble, instructs Xiaorong Yuan, a graduate student in ethnomusicology, in playing the erhu, a two-stringed instrument played with a bow. The ensemble will hold a performance Tuesday evening, featuring various Chinese musical forms, such as Kun opera and a traditional fan dance. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Javay Frye first performed at the comedy show "Ladies' Night" in September. She said a mostly female cast and audience allows her to talk about topics pertaining to womanhood amongst other women. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)
Javay Frye first performed at the comedy show "Ladies' Night" in September. She said a mostly female cast and audience allows her to talk about topics pertaining to womanhood amongst other women. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)


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