Monday, January 21

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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...

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(Courtesy of Jaap Buitendijk)

The Vista Theatre in Los Feliz screened the Coen brothers' crime comedy "The Big Lebowski.” The film has garnered a large cult following since it’s initial 1998 release, inspiring a religion centered around “Dudeism.” (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

After Dark: Fans of The Dude take it easy in screening of ‘The Big Lebowski’

Los Angeles’ blend of midnight movies, cult screenings and historic theaters offers late-night scares and childhood nostalgia back in the theater. Join columnist Nina Young as she attends different cult screenings each week to find out why audiences stay out so late after dark. Read more...

Photo: The Vista Theatre in Los Feliz screened the Coen brothers' crime comedy "The Big Lebowski.” The film has garnered a large cult following since it’s initial 1998 release, inspiring a religion centered around “Dudeism.” (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

The Vista Theatre in Los Feliz screened the Coen brothers' crime comedy "The Big Lebowski.” The film has garnered a large cult following since it’s initial 1998 release, inspiring a religion centered around “Dudeism.” (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)


The Dolly Llama is a Koreatown waffle joint that allows patrons to choose from one of three different types of waffles, then complete their dessert with ice creams, drizzles and toppings. One premixed combination includes a cone-shaped waffle with blue Cookie Monster ice cream, Nutella, strawberries and a toasted marshmallow. (Jordan Stewart/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sugarcoated: With toppings abound, The Dolly Llama can make you one waffle with everything

In an era when dessert is often evaluated by its Instagram potential, Los Angeles shines as one of the world’s premier cities for sweet treats. Join Daily Bruin staffers each week as they visit different dessert joints, going behind the scenes to give you an exclusive look into the creation of trending sugary concoctions. Read more...

Photo: The Dolly Llama is a Koreatown waffle joint that allows patrons to choose from one of three different types of waffles, then complete their dessert with ice creams, drizzles and toppings. One premixed combination includes a cone-shaped waffle with blue Cookie Monster ice cream, Nutella, strawberries and a toasted marshmallow. (Jordan Stewart/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Dolly Llama is a Koreatown waffle joint that allows patrons to choose from one of three different types of waffles, then complete their dessert with ice creams, drizzles and toppings. One premixed combination includes a cone-shaped waffle with blue Cookie Monster ice cream, Nutella, strawberries and a toasted marshmallow. (Jordan Stewart/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Hayworth Theater incorporated many local businesses for their screening of “¡Three Amigos!” such as mariachi performers from La Fonda, one of the oldest mariachi dinner-theater venues in the world. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

After Dark: Tamales, live music set ambiance for ‘¡Three Amigos!’ screening

Los Angeles’ blend of midnight movies, cult screenings and historic theaters offer late-night scares and childhood nostalgia back in the theater. Join columnist Nina Young as she attends different cult screenings each week to find out why audiences stay out so late after dark. Read more...

Photo: Hayworth Theater incorporated many local businesses for their screening of “¡Three Amigos!” such as mariachi performers from La Fonda, one of the oldest mariachi dinner-theater venues in the world. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Hayworth Theater incorporated many local businesses for their screening of “¡Three Amigos!” such as mariachi performers from La Fonda, one of the oldest mariachi dinner-theater venues in the world. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

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Second Take: Kanye cannot back away from his political havoc with one tweet

I’m going to let you finish, Kanye, but Taylor Swift had one of the best political social media posts of all time. In contrast to Swift, who entered the political ring with a highly political Instagram post in early October, Kanye West announced Tuesday that he’d be distancing himself from politics to focus on his creative efforts. Read more...

Photo: (Creative Commons photo courtesy of rodrigoferrari/Wikimedia Commons)

(Creative Commons photo courtesy of rodrigoferrari/Wikimedia Commons)



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