Monday, April 23


Professor Johanna Drucker released her new novel, "Downdrift," on Tuesday. "Downdrift" chronicles the  changes animals may have to experience to adapt to a shifting environment, causing them to take on more human qualities such as feelings of shame and jealousy. (Courtesy of Johanna Drucker)

Professor uses eco-fiction to highlight real ecological conditions

Johanna Drucker said a dream about squirrels feverishly knitting with pine needles and rats fashioning disco outfits inspired her newly released novel. Drucker, the Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies in the department of information studies, released her latest novel “Downdrift” on Tuesday and will participate in the “Exploring the Eco-fiction Genre in Writing” panel discussion for the Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series on April 26. Read more...

Photo: Professor Johanna Drucker released her new novel, "Downdrift," on Tuesday. "Downdrift" chronicles the changes animals may have to experience to adapt to a shifting environment, causing them to take on more human qualities such as feelings of shame and jealousy. (Courtesy of Johanna Drucker)

Professor Johanna Drucker released her new novel, "Downdrift," on Tuesday. "Downdrift" chronicles the  changes animals may have to experience to adapt to a shifting environment, causing them to take on more human qualities such as feelings of shame and jealousy. (Courtesy of Johanna Drucker)


Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster visited the horror bookshop Dark Delicacies in this week's edition of "Boomarked." (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Bookmarked: Dark Delicacies features limited selection, relies on cheap thrills

Los Angeles is home to a multitude of specialized bookstores, from those oriented towards horror and mysteries to others with more practical focuses, like cookbooks. Follow columnist Clea Wurster as she explores the many niche literary interests the city accommodates. Read more...

Photo: Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster visited the horror bookshop Dark Delicacies in this week's edition of "Boomarked." (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Daily Bruin columnist Clea Wurster visited the horror bookshop Dark Delicacies in this week's edition of "Boomarked." (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Daily Bruin alumnae Patricia Perez, Christine Sumiller and Roselma Samala opened their bar Genever on March 7. Genever is the only bar in Filipinotown run entirely by women, and women-owned bars, Perez said, are a rare occurrence nationwide. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Alum start women-owned bar in Filipinotown, creating good spirits for all

Roselma Samala and Christine Sumiller spent New Year’s Day of 2013 at Patricia Perez’s house, sipping mimosas and brainstorming ideas for the bar they wanted to open. Read more...

Photo: Daily Bruin alumnae Patricia Perez, Christine Sumiller and Roselma Samala opened their bar Genever on March 7. Genever is the only bar in Filipinotown run entirely by women, and women-owned bars, Perez said, are a rare occurrence nationwide. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Daily Bruin alumnae Patricia Perez, Christine Sumiller and Roselma Samala opened their bar Genever on March 7. Genever is the only bar in Filipinotown run entirely by women, and women-owned bars, Perez said, are a rare occurrence nationwide. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)