Alum’s award-winning ‘TASTE’ captures unifying aspect of food

UCLA alumni Kevin Longa (right), Brian Tan and Steve Sterrett created a documentary series called “TASTE with Kevin Longa,” inspired by the food vendors in Southeast Asia. The documentary will feature episodes set in Europe, Asia and the Americas. (Courtesy of Kevin Longa)

UCLA alumni Kevin Longa (right), Brian Tan and Steve Sterrett created a documentary series called “TASTE with Kevin Longa,” inspired by the food vendors in Southeast Asia. The documentary will feature episodes set in Europe, Asia and the Americas. (Courtesy of Kevin Longa)

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One episode of Kevin Longa’s documentary series features a San Francisco chef teaching a former criminal the ways of cooking. The apprentice learns slang such as “corner” and “behind you” as he grows more comfortable with the kitchen environment.


Former piano partners Jihyun Lily Moon (left), a third-year classical piano student, and Allison Tsai (right), a UCLA alumna, performed a concert at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Beverly Hills Saturday night as a tribute to their friendship. (Courtesy of Sarah Lu Chang)
Former piano partners Jihyun Lily Moon (left), a third-year classical piano student, and Allison Tsai (right), a UCLA alumna, performed a concert at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Beverly Hills Saturday night as a tribute to their friendship. (Courtesy of Sarah Lu Chang)

(Courtesy of Columbia Records)
(Courtesy of Columbia Records)

Nicki Minaj's music video for her song "Anaconda," was nominated for the MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, while Taylor Swift's music video for "Bad Blood" garnered a nomination for Video of the Year and Best Collaboration. (Courtesy of Young Money, Big Machine)
Nicki Minaj's music video for her song "Anaconda," was nominated for the MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, while Taylor Swift's music video for "Bad Blood" garnered a nomination for Video of the Year and Best Collaboration. (Courtesy of Young Money, Big Machine)

From Paris to LA: A look at cool, chic summer fashions

A hip and fashionable style can be difficult to maintain when also worrying about the sultry weather in the summer. While spending the past few weeks studying abroad in Paris, I noticed differences between American and French summer styles: Parisians stroll along the Seine in lightweight, solid-colored clothing, but Americans select vibrant, patterned items with trendy sandals. Read more...


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Album Review: ‘Currents’

It’s official: Kevin Parker is a mastermind. Now that he’s three blissful studio albums in, the greater indie population that closely follows his kind of psychedelic wanderings can now cement his musical genius status. Read more...

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When he was a second-year student at UCLA, Steve Stoliar (above) and his roommate founded The Committee for the Re-release of "Animal Crackers" (CRAC) to petition Universal Studios to re-premiere the Marx Brothers' film "Animal Crackers" in 1974. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

Alum’s memoir on working for Groucho Marx to be made into feature film

In 1974, with the support of an aging Groucho Marx, a group of UCLA students took on the might of Universal Studios and won. Steve Stoliar and his then-roommate Daryl Busby created The Committee for the Re-release of “Animal Crackers” (CRAC) when Stoliar was a second-year history student, and successfully petitioned Universal Studios to re-premiere the classic Marx Brothers film and eventually fully re-release it in the U.S. Read more...

When he was a second-year student at UCLA, Steve Stoliar (above) and his roommate founded The Committee for the Re-release of "Animal Crackers" (CRAC) to petition Universal Studios to re-premiere the Marx Brothers' film "Animal Crackers" in 1974. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)


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