Wednesday, July 17

Columnist Nina Young attended the screening of "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" at the Nuart Theatre, about 2 miles from UCLA. Young interacted with other moviegoers, learning two cult screening rules in the process. (Nina Young/Daily Bruin)

After Dark: Horror fans’ nightmares come true with cult classic screening at Nuart Theatre

Los Angeles’ blend of midnight movies, cult screenings and historic theaters offers late-night scares and childhood nostalgia back in the theater. Join columnist Nina Young as she attends different cult screenings each week to find out why audiences stay out so late after dark. Read more...

Photo: Columnist Nina Young attended the screening of "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" at the Nuart Theatre, about 2 miles from UCLA. Young interacted with other moviegoers, learning two cult screening rules in the process. (Nina Young/Daily Bruin)

Columnist Nina Young attended the screening of "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" at the Nuart Theatre, about 2 miles from UCLA. Young interacted with other moviegoers, learning two cult screening rules in the process. (Nina Young/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Rebecca Guzzi works as an assistant costume designer for “American Horror Story: Apocalypse.” To emphasize the apocalyptic and horrific nature of the current season, Guzzi alters Victorian and vintage clothing to be specific to each character. 
(Courtesy of Rebecca Carr)

Alumna uses costume design to craft characters’ auras in ‘American Horror Story’

Alumna Rebecca Guzzi spends her days aging T-shirts, dyeing costumes and searching for vintage Victorian-looking attire. Guzzi’s ventures are part of her role as assistant costume designer for “American Horror Story: Apocalypse,” which premiered Sept. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Rebecca Guzzi works as an assistant costume designer for “American Horror Story: Apocalypse.” To emphasize the apocalyptic and horrific nature of the current season, Guzzi alters Victorian and vintage clothing to be specific to each character. (Courtesy of Rebecca Carr)

Alumna Rebecca Guzzi works as an assistant costume designer for “American Horror Story: Apocalypse.” To emphasize the apocalyptic and horrific nature of the current season, Guzzi alters Victorian and vintage clothing to be specific to each character. 
(Courtesy of Rebecca Carr)

Though the documentary was originally intended to be a feature film, "Breaking the Mold" became a series as the list of adventurous women that the team wanted to include in the documentary grew. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Women to challenge expectations, inspire girls in UCLA alumna’s upcoming series

Bisi Ademulegun, who goes by Bisi B., plans to ride her Harley-Davidson motorcycle from Southern California all the way to Alaska. Along the way, she will seek out women who lead extraordinary and adventurous lives. Read more...

Photo: Though the documentary was originally intended to be a feature film, "Breaking the Mold" became a series as the list of adventurous women that the team wanted to include in the documentary grew. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Though the documentary was originally intended to be a feature film, "Breaking the Mold" became a series as the list of adventurous women that the team wanted to include in the documentary grew. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year cognitive science student Maddie Gavin, whose stage name is Officer Gavin, performs as a DJ in a sphere dominated by men, she said. Although she doesn't necessarily want to be labelled a 'female DJ,' she recognizes her position in inspiring others like her at UCLA. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Student inspires others by remixing male-dominated DJ sphere

An anonymous dancing student handed DJ Officer Gavin a note complimenting her performance during her 2018 Dance Marathon set. Gavin said she hopes to frame the unexpected and appreciative note one day. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year cognitive science student Maddie Gavin, whose stage name is Officer Gavin, performs as a DJ in a sphere dominated by men, she said. Although she doesn't necessarily want to be labelled a 'female DJ,' she recognizes her position in inspiring others like her at UCLA. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year cognitive science student Maddie Gavin, whose stage name is Officer Gavin, performs as a DJ in a sphere dominated by men, she said. Although she doesn't necessarily want to be labelled a 'female DJ,' she recognizes her position in inspiring others like her at UCLA. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

David Castañeda, a doctoral student in ethnomusicology, is the director of the Afro-Cuban Ensemble, which meets in Schoenberg Hall on Monday nights to practice and perform several genres of Latin-American dance music. Castañeda revived the ensemble in fall of 2017, after the ensemble was on a hiatus for eight years. To revive the ensemble, Castañeda worked to expand the repertoire of the ensemble. (Edward Qiao/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Global Melodies: Afro-Cuban Ensemble inspires audience interaction with lively tunes

This post was updated May 15 at 1:20 p.m. The Afro-Cuban Ensemble performs according to one guideline: If the audience is not on its feet dancing, the musicians have done something wrong. Read more...

Photo: David Castañeda, a doctoral student in ethnomusicology, is the director of the Afro-Cuban Ensemble, which meets in Schoenberg Hall on Monday nights to practice and perform several genres of Latin-American dance music. Castañeda revived the ensemble in fall of 2017, after the ensemble was on a hiatus for eight years. To revive the ensemble, Castañeda worked to expand the repertoire of the ensemble. (Edward Qiao/Daily Bruin senior staff)

David Castañeda, a doctoral student in ethnomusicology, is the director of the Afro-Cuban Ensemble, which meets in Schoenberg Hall on Monday nights to practice and perform several genres of Latin-American dance music. Castañeda revived the ensemble in fall of 2017, after the ensemble was on a hiatus for eight years. To revive the ensemble, Castañeda worked to expand the repertoire of the ensemble. (Edward Qiao/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Psypher, a dance club at UCLA, aims to explore mental and physical well-being through the art of dance. The club members will engage in group discussions and dances to express opinions on and learn about certain aspects of mental health. This quarter's theme is the impact of personal relationships on mental health. (Grace Yu/Daily Bruin)

Discussion on mental health issues takes on new form in dance club Psypher

Members of the club Psypher embodied the complexities of modern dating by dancing to Sabrina Claudio’s R&B song, “Belong to You,” in a parking lot Friday night. Read more...

Photo: Psypher, a dance club at UCLA, aims to explore mental and physical well-being through the art of dance. The club members will engage in group discussions and dances to express opinions on and learn about certain aspects of mental health. This quarter's theme is the impact of personal relationships on mental health. (Grace Yu/Daily Bruin)

Psypher, a dance club at UCLA, aims to explore mental and physical well-being through the art of dance. The club members will engage in group discussions and dances to express opinions on and learn about certain aspects of mental health. This quarter's theme is the impact of personal relationships on mental health. (Grace Yu/Daily Bruin)

Charles S.C. Jin, a graduate directing student is directing a production of Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya,” which will run from Friday through Tuesday at UCLA’s Little Theater. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)

UCLA directing student plays with convention in Russian tragicomedy

A description from a Chinese poem helped inspire Charles S.C. Jin’s production of a classic Russian play. The story of a man drinking with the company of the moon and his shadow, evoking loneliness through just three images, influenced how his play could convey universal emotions through simple forms. Read more...

Photo: Charles S.C. Jin, a graduate directing student is directing a production of Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya,” which will run from Friday through Tuesday at UCLA’s Little Theater. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)

Charles S.C. Jin, a graduate directing student is directing a production of Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya,” which will run from Friday through Tuesday at UCLA’s Little Theater. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)