Tuesday, September 24

Student actors explored themes of racial injustice and the incarceration system when preparing for the spokenwordical "What It Iz!" (Frank To/Daily Bruin)

Students to tell stories of incarcerated people via modernized ‘The Wiz’

Hip-hop theater performance “What It Iz!” is like a modern-day version of Shakespeare for Ayanna McKnight. “Spoken word and poetry, in and of itself, go together,” said the third-year theater student. Read more...

Photo: Student actors explored themes of racial injustice and the incarceration system when preparing for the spokenwordical "What It Iz!" (Frank To/Daily Bruin)

Student actors explored themes of racial injustice and the incarceration system when preparing for the spokenwordical "What It Iz!" (Frank To/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Asian American studies professor Renee Tajima-Peña helped direct the documentary film "Who Killed Vincent Chin?" about the 1982 murder of a Chinese man who was beaten to death by two white men. (Courtesy of Claudio Rocha)

Q&A: Professor reflects on role of documentaries in guarding civil rights

A UCLA professor’s documentary turned 30 years old this year, but its plot bears eerie parallels to the hate crimes of today. Renee Tajima-Peña, a professor of Asian American studies, helped direct “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” which documents the murder of Chin, a Chinese man beaten to death by two white autoworkers, Ronald Ebens and Michael Nitz in Detroit in June 1982 . Read more...

Photo: UCLA Asian American studies professor Renee Tajima-Peña helped direct the documentary film "Who Killed Vincent Chin?" about the 1982 murder of a Chinese man who was beaten to death by two white men. (Courtesy of Claudio Rocha)

UCLA Asian American studies professor Renee Tajima-Peña helped direct the documentary film "Who Killed Vincent Chin?" about the 1982 murder of a Chinese man who was beaten to death by two white men. (Courtesy of Claudio Rocha)

(Courtesy of Vince Valitutti)

Movie review: ‘Kong: Skull Island’

Even Tom Hiddleston’s brooding blue eyes can’t save “Kong: Skull Island.” The actor spends a surprising amount of screen time gazing off into the distance ponderously, despite the fact that it’s the latest action-packed film about the legendary King Kong. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Vince Valitutti)

(Courtesy of Vince Valitutti)


The musical "Fun Home" is currently running in downtown Los Angeles. Karen Eilbacher plays Joan and Abby Corrigan plays Medium Alison (left to right) as college students in the show. (Courtesy of Joan Marcus)

Q&A: ‘Fun Home’ actress expresses thoughts on LGBTQ story, personal craft

Although Karen Eilbacher plays Joan in the musical “Fun Home,” she strongly relates to the character of Medium Alison, a college student coming to terms with her sexuality. Read more...

Photo: The musical "Fun Home" is currently running in downtown Los Angeles. Karen Eilbacher plays Joan and Abby Corrigan plays Medium Alison (left to right) as college students in the show. (Courtesy of Joan Marcus)

The musical "Fun Home" is currently running in downtown Los Angeles. Karen Eilbacher plays Joan and Abby Corrigan plays Medium Alison (left to right) as college students in the show. (Courtesy of Joan Marcus)


Hit television writer Ryan Murphy will come to campus Thursday as a guest speaker for the film class “Overview of Network Television Management," which is open to the public. (Creative Commons photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Q&A: ‘Glee’ creator Ryan Murphy discusses industry success

Ryan Murphy is quick to point out that his career doesn’t make sense on paper. His career as a writer, director, producer and show creator spans multiple genres – he followed his musical comedy “Glee” with the much darker “American Horror Story.” On Thursday, he’ll use his wide-ranging experience to offer students insight into the television industry as a guest lecturer for the “Overview of Network Television Management” class at the James Bridges Theater, which is open to the public. Read more...

Photo: Hit television writer Ryan Murphy will come to campus Thursday as a guest speaker for the film class “Overview of Network Television Management," which is open to the public. (Creative Commons photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Hit television writer Ryan Murphy will come to campus Thursday as a guest speaker for the film class “Overview of Network Television Management," which is open to the public. (Creative Commons photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr)


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