Monday, February 27

Beyoncé is one of several arts and entertainment figures who made headlines this February. Both her twin pregnancy announcement and loss to Adele at the Grammys stirred the entertainment community this month. (Creative Commons photo by California Cow via Flickr)

Pop culture recap: ‘SNL’ continues political comedy, ‘The Bachelorette’ attempts at diversity

Many news stories broke in February across the United States. And while most of the national attention has focused on the Trump administration, American pop culture has also stirred up controversy in the past two weeks. Read more...

Photo: Beyoncé is one of several arts and entertainment figures who made headlines this February. Both her twin pregnancy announcement and loss to Adele at the Grammys stirred the entertainment community this month. (Creative Commons photo by California Cow via Flickr)

Beyoncé is one of several arts and entertainment figures who made headlines this February. Both her twin pregnancy announcement and loss to Adele at the Grammys stirred the entertainment community this month. (Creative Commons photo by California Cow via Flickr)

UCLA alumnus Tim Lewis is performing in a one-man play that is based around his experience as both a Christian and a gay man. The event will take place Thursday at the ENDPAIN event space. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Alumnus to perform one-man play on Christianity and homosexuality

Tim Lewis was aware he had feelings for the same sex throughout his restrictively religious upbringing, but in order to hide that part of himself from others, he decided to attend a Christian college. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Tim Lewis is performing in a one-man play that is based around his experience as both a Christian and a gay man. The event will take place Thursday at the ENDPAIN event space. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumnus Tim Lewis is performing in a one-man play that is based around his experience as both a Christian and a gay man. The event will take place Thursday at the ENDPAIN event space. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Lena Dunham claimed she was sad she wasn't gay, ignoring her societal privilege as a straight woman.  She also refuses to take responsibility for her actions and blames a delusional girl persona for her previous mistakes. (Creative Commons photo by David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons)

Second Take: Lena Dunham’s white feminism ignores intersections of race, sexuality

Telling people you wished you had an abortion is unacceptable. So is outing your sister to your parents, and then again in the public eye, not to mention equating Jewish men to dogs. Read more...

Photo: Lena Dunham claimed she was sad she wasn't gay, ignoring her societal privilege as a straight woman. She also refuses to take responsibility for her actions and blames a delusional girl persona for her previous mistakes. (Creative Commons photo by David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons)

Lena Dunham claimed she was sad she wasn't gay, ignoring her societal privilege as a straight woman.  She also refuses to take responsibility for her actions and blames a delusional girl persona for her previous mistakes. (Creative Commons photo by David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons)

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Movie review: ‘The Lego Batman Movie’

The internet is full of comic book forums populated by rabid fans, including myself, who proclaim Batman’s superiority over other superheroes simply because he’s Batman. But despite our favorite billionaire vigilante defying death and defeating monsters on the daily, none of us could have prepared for his one true fear: snake clowns. Read more...

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UCLA alumna Marika Stephens worked as the art director for the film "To the Bone," which tells the story of a young woman battling an eating disorder. The film premiered at the Sunddance Film Festival in January and was picked up by Netflix for $8 million. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

Alumna takes hands-on set design experience to direct art in ‘To the Bone’

Marika Stephens sat in the backyard of a craftsman house for two days to cut out paper hearts and craft flowers out of tissue paper. After creating the decorations, she had a scant hour to help decorate a room in that house for filming a scene. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumna Marika Stephens worked as the art director for the film "To the Bone," which tells the story of a young woman battling an eating disorder. The film premiered at the Sunddance Film Festival in January and was picked up by Netflix for $8 million. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA alumna Marika Stephens worked as the art director for the film "To the Bone," which tells the story of a young woman battling an eating disorder. The film premiered at the Sunddance Film Festival in January and was picked up by Netflix for $8 million. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

Alumnus Misha Riley was an assistant producer of the production "Future Sex, Inc.," a hip-hop musical about a monopolistic company during a sex prohibition era. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

Theater alum helps cast, produce dystopian play ‘Future Sex, Inc.’

Misha Riley listened to theatrical pop and hip-hop numbers emanating from the 99-seat theater. He was sifting through tech rehearsal schedules and publicity statements before opening night. Read more...

Photo: Alumnus Misha Riley was an assistant producer of the production "Future Sex, Inc.," a hip-hop musical about a monopolistic company during a sex prohibition era. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)

Alumnus Misha Riley was an assistant producer of the production "Future Sex, Inc.," a hip-hop musical about a monopolistic company during a sex prohibition era. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin staff)


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