Wednesday, June 19


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PRIME: Tuning the Mind

”The more I cared about performing well, the more I would become frustrated with my inability to silence the noisy critic living inside my head.” Read more...

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(Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of Jaap Buitendijk)

Movie review: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ a rich feast for Potterhead eyes

Gellert Grindelwald’s quest for a pure-blood wizardry regime makes it clear that “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is not for Muggles or No-Majes. Only diehard “Harry Potter” fans will delight in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’s nostalgic resurgence, the charming wit of young Albus Dumbledore and the immortal presence of infamous alchemist Nicolas Flamel. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Jaap Buitendijk)

(Courtesy of Jaap Buitendijk)

After witnessing her pregnant friends struggle to find work-appropriate clothing, alumna Jenny Leung was inspired to create BellaNové. The maternity fashion brand allows people to rent form-fitting dresses, tops, bottoms and outwear appropriate for the workplace.
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Brand gives birth to rental maternity clothing for professional settings

BellaNové strives to help pregnant women slay in the workplace, said founder and alumna Jenny Leung. Leung said she came up with the idea for the maternity fashion brand after learning that many of her working pregnant friends struggled with finding inexpensive clothes suitable for a workplace environment. Read more...

Photo: After witnessing her pregnant friends struggle to find work-appropriate clothing, alumna Jenny Leung was inspired to create BellaNové. The maternity fashion brand allows people to rent form-fitting dresses, tops, bottoms and outwear appropriate for the workplace. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

After witnessing her pregnant friends struggle to find work-appropriate clothing, alumna Jenny Leung was inspired to create BellaNové. The maternity fashion brand allows people to rent form-fitting dresses, tops, bottoms and outwear appropriate for the workplace.
(MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Tigran Hamasyan, an Armenian pianist and composer, performed in Royce Hall on Sunday. He performed selections from previous albums and improvised other songs, using influences from his Armenian heritage and jazz. (Courtesy of Elena Hamasyan)

Musician’s unique performance blends Armenian folk, jazz improvisation

Tigran Hamasyan reimagined his native homeland of Armenia through a traditional, folk-inspired jazz performance Sunday evening. Hamasyan, a pianist and composer, performed a 90-minute jazz piano recital in Royce Hall to a packed audience. Read more...

Photo: Tigran Hamasyan, an Armenian pianist and composer, performed in Royce Hall on Sunday. He performed selections from previous albums and improvised other songs, using influences from his Armenian heritage and jazz. (Courtesy of Elena Hamasyan)

Tigran Hamasyan, an Armenian pianist and composer, performed in Royce Hall on Sunday. He performed selections from previous albums and improvised other songs, using influences from his Armenian heritage and jazz. (Courtesy of Elena Hamasyan)

T.K. Pillan, a UCLA alumnus, co-founded Veggie Grill to offer healthy fast food options. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Alum plants Veggie Grill at UCLA to bring healthier fast food to students

T.K. Pillan was on the hunt for convenient plant-based food when he came up with the idea for Veggie Grill. The UCLA alumnus co-founded the entirely plant-based restaurant in 2006, when films about unhealthy foods such as “Fast Food Nation” and “Super Size Me” started to grow in popularity, Pillan said. Read more...

Photo: T.K. Pillan, a UCLA alumnus, co-founded Veggie Grill to offer healthy fast food options. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

T.K. Pillan, a UCLA alumnus, co-founded Veggie Grill to offer healthy fast food options. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA alumna Arem Kim brings her cinematography background to her work as an animation layout designer. She places the camera to best highlight one aspect of a scene, such as a character’s emotions or a particular relationship.
(Courtesy of Olivier Dubard)

Alumna brings reality to 3D worlds with live-action cinematography

Arem Kim’s interest in animated films was sparked after she watched Disney Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and “Ratatouille.” The UCLA alumna said she was particularly inspired by the different camera perspectives in “Ratatouille,” enabling her to travel with Remy around the kitchen floor, sewer and streets of Paris, seeing the world through the rat’s eyes. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumna Arem Kim brings her cinematography background to her work as an animation layout designer. She places the camera to best highlight one aspect of a scene, such as a character’s emotions or a particular relationship. (Courtesy of Olivier Dubard)

UCLA alumna Arem Kim brings her cinematography background to her work as an animation layout designer. She places the camera to best highlight one aspect of a scene, such as a character’s emotions or a particular relationship.
(Courtesy of Olivier Dubard)