Sunday, November 18

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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...

Photo: (Courtesy of Columbia Records)

(Courtesy of Columbia Records)

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...

Photo: 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 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)

MoMa to display UCLA alum’s work exploring identity, portraiture

Paul Mpagi Sepuya’s photos of cameras, mirrors and fragmented bodies will take over the walls of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The six photos are a part of MoMa’s “Being: New Photography 2018″ exhibition, which opens Sunday and runs until Aug. Read more...

Photo: 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)

Chinese ensemble aims to bridge cultures with traditional dance, music

Two bright red Chinese dragon figures, rescued from dumpsters by a staff member, will come to life Tuesday night in a performance by the Music of China Ensemble. Read more...

Photo: 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)

Women comics break the conventions of comedy genre at ‘Ladies’ Night’

Three women impatiently waited in line for a bathroom at Chili’s, and in the midst of their distress and shared pains, forged a strong bond – except one of them wasn’t there for the bathroom at all. Read more...

Photo: 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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Transforming Tradition

Shawn Merz’s studio functions as a creative space for his textile company, Mr. Merz, which sells blankets, towels and other textiles handmade by weavers in Myanmar and Turkey.  Read more...

Photo: (Lisa Aubry/Daily Bruin)

(Lisa Aubry/Daily Bruin)

Design media arts alumnus Seph Li’s work “Cosmos” features reflective surfaces as a means to merge multiverse theory with art theory. The artwork is on display at the Shanghai Art Fair.(Courtesy of Seph Li)

Alumnus explores multiverse theory through kinetic art piece

Seph Li’s multimedia-based art piece “Cosmos” uses reflective mirrors and physics theories to reveal the mysteries of our universe – or universes. Li, a design media arts alumnus, will display “Cosmos” at the Shanghai Art Fair, which opens Thursday and runs through Sunday at the Shanghai World EXPO & Convention Center. Read more...

Photo: Design media arts alumnus Seph Li’s work “Cosmos” features reflective surfaces as a means to merge multiverse theory with art theory. The artwork is on display at the Shanghai Art Fair.(Courtesy of Seph Li)

Design media arts alumnus Seph Li’s work “Cosmos” features reflective surfaces as a means to merge multiverse theory with art theory. The artwork is on display at the Shanghai Art Fair.(Courtesy of Seph Li)


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