Alumna chosen for screenwriting program The Writers Lab

UCLA alumna Kellen Hertz was chosen from 3,500 writers chosen to participate in The Writers Lab, a program funded by Meryl Steep and designed to help screenwriters over 40 years old improve their skills. (Courtesy of Kellen Hertz)

UCLA alumna Kellen Hertz was chosen from 3,500 writers chosen to participate in The Writers Lab, a program funded by Meryl Steep and designed to help screenwriters over 40 years old improve their skills. (Courtesy of Kellen Hertz)

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To celebrate turning 40, alumna Kellen Hertz applied for The Writers Lab. She decided not to be afraid that her age can often be linked with unemployment in the film industry, she said.


Pop star Taylor Swift performed "New Romantics" while supported by a crew of backup dancers at Staples Center Monday as part of her 1989 World Tour in Los Angeles. (Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Pop star Taylor Swift performed "New Romantics" while supported by a crew of backup dancers at Staples Center Monday as part of her 1989 World Tour in Los Angeles. (Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin senior staff)

At the Main Stage, solo act Toro y Moi brought funk and dance vibes to the crowd Sunday. (Courtesy of Kelsey Heng)

FYF Fest highlights span musical genres, include Kanye West set

For the second year in a row, Los Angeles’ Exposition Park played host to FYF Fest for two days of eclectic beat-making and expensive food-trucking. With a sprinkling of every genre from noise rock to hardcore hip-hop to dance-funk to anything that might remotely fit in between, Saturday and Sunday demonstrated modern-day American music culture at its most multifaceted, though also at its most uncomfortably disconnected. Read more...

At the Main Stage, solo act Toro y Moi brought funk and dance vibes to the crowd Sunday. (Courtesy of Kelsey Heng)

Austin Beutner is a self-described avid reader as well as the CEO and publisher of the Los Angeles Times. (Courtesy of Kirk Mckoy)
Austin Beutner is a self-described avid reader as well as the CEO and publisher of the Los Angeles Times. (Courtesy of Kirk Mckoy)

About 65 UCLA professors contribute to The Science and Entertainment Exchange, an organization aiming to improve scientific accuracy in films. Former UCLA postdoctoral scholar Kevin Hickerson believes that detailed films like “Interstellar” have helped to improve scientific accurary in films. (Paramount Pictures)
About 65 UCLA professors contribute to The Science and Entertainment Exchange, an organization aiming to improve scientific accuracy in films. Former UCLA postdoctoral scholar Kevin Hickerson believes that detailed films like “Interstellar” have helped to improve scientific accurary in films. (Paramount Pictures)

Rising second-year pre-human biology and society student Chloe Yang runs a business selling customized beanies with handcrafted designs. (Courtesy of Chloe Yang)
Rising second-year pre-human biology and society student Chloe Yang runs a business selling customized beanies with handcrafted designs. (Courtesy of Chloe Yang)

The Pac Men, an '80s cover band, was one of the night's biggest attractions. Dressing in vibrant '80s attire and led by their lead singer Sting Ray, The Pac Men gave audiences a nostalgic '80s dance party and a night to remember. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)
The Pac Men, an '80s cover band, was one of the night's biggest attractions. Dressing in vibrant '80s attire and led by their lead singer Sting Ray, The Pac Men gave audiences a nostalgic '80s dance party and a night to remember. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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