Wednesday, November 14


Kris Wilson returned to his hometown in Pennsylvania to create his film “Smell of Summer,” which follows young African-American boys who witness a shooting. Wilson aimed to recreate his happy memories alongside the realities of prejudice. 
(Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Alum travels back to his hometown for short film about childhood, trauma

The lead actor in Kris Wilson’s film wanted to know more about the backstory of his character. Wilson explained that his character Prince’s life was difficult in part because his father was in jail. Read more...

Photo: Kris Wilson returned to his hometown in Pennsylvania to create his film “Smell of Summer,” which follows young African-American boys who witness a shooting. Wilson aimed to recreate his happy memories alongside the realities of prejudice. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Kris Wilson returned to his hometown in Pennsylvania to create his film “Smell of Summer,” which follows young African-American boys who witness a shooting. Wilson aimed to recreate his happy memories alongside the realities of prejudice. 
(Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA professor Pamela Hieronymi worked with Michael Schur, creator of NBC's "The Good Place," to integrate philosophy into his show. Her name is listed under "further reading" in "The Trolley Problem" episode.
(Photo courtesy of Gerard Vong)

Q&A: Professor discusses involvement in philosophical aspects of ‘The Good Place’

Sharp-eyed fans of “The Good Place” might notice the name of UCLA philosophy professor Pamela Hieronymi listed as “further reading” on a whiteboard in the episode “The Trolley Problem.” It’s not just a coincidence or a reference to her academic work – Hieronymi consulted on the show. Read more...

Photo: UCLA professor Pamela Hieronymi worked with Michael Schur, creator of NBC's "The Good Place," to integrate philosophy into his show. Her name is listed under "further reading" in "The Trolley Problem" episode. (Photo courtesy of Gerard Vong)

UCLA professor Pamela Hieronymi worked with Michael Schur, creator of NBC's "The Good Place," to integrate philosophy into his show. Her name is listed under "further reading" in "The Trolley Problem" episode.
(Photo courtesy of Gerard Vong)

Alumna Alice Tuan said the playwright group will illustrate varying backgrounds and writing experiences of the all-female group, and showcasing their unfinished pieces will reveal the potential their work contains. 
(Courtesy of Patrick McPheron)

Playwright group to present dynamic, political showcase from female writers

The showcase of East West Players’ inaugural playwrights group includes everything from a musical about classism and sewer rats to a one-woman show about a Japanese-American heroine. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Alice Tuan said the playwright group will illustrate varying backgrounds and writing experiences of the all-female group, and showcasing their unfinished pieces will reveal the potential their work contains. (Courtesy of Patrick McPheron)

Alumna Alice Tuan said the playwright group will illustrate varying backgrounds and writing experiences of the all-female group, and showcasing their unfinished pieces will reveal the potential their work contains. 
(Courtesy of Patrick McPheron)



Jared Ortaliza, a second-year human biology and society student, and Mary McHenry, a third-year ethnomusicology student (left to right), planned a showcase called “Visible People” to create a platform for AAPI representation in pop culture. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant photo editor)

‘Visible People’ to showcase Asian-American, Pacific Islander cultural diversity

Mary McHenry and Jared Ortaliza came up with the idea for the show “Visible People” while eating dishes of pad thai and pad see ew. McHenry, a third-year ethnomusicology student and Ortaliza, a second-year pre-human biology and society student, had both been thinking independently about putting together a showcase of Asian-American and Pacific Islander artists. Read more...

Photo: Jared Ortaliza, a second-year human biology and society student, and Mary McHenry, a third-year ethnomusicology student (left to right), planned a showcase called “Visible People” to create a platform for AAPI representation in pop culture. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant photo editor)

Jared Ortaliza, a second-year human biology and society student, and Mary McHenry, a third-year ethnomusicology student (left to right), planned a showcase called “Visible People” to create a platform for AAPI representation in pop culture. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant photo editor)


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