Monday, December 9

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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)

UCLA alumnus and Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black wrote and directed “When We Rise,” an ABC docu-drama miniseries that follows a group of real-life members of the LGBTQ community from the 1970s onwards. (Eike Schroter/ABC)

Q&A: Alum, creator of series ‘When We Rise’ talks importance of LGBTQ history

The “we” in “When We Rise” is the most crucial part of the TV show’s title. It speaks to the idea that historically underrepresented groups are strongest when they join together and fight as a united coalition, said Dustin Lance Black, the show’s writer and creator. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus and Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black wrote and directed “When We Rise,” an ABC docu-drama miniseries that follows a group of real-life members of the LGBTQ community from the 1970s onwards. (Eike Schroter/ABC)

UCLA alumnus and Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black wrote and directed “When We Rise,” an ABC docu-drama miniseries that follows a group of real-life members of the LGBTQ community from the 1970s onwards. (Eike Schroter/ABC)



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