Monday, June 25

The filmmakers had to maneuver around restaurant chairs and tables to capture footage of patrons enjoying various Filipino items off different restaurants' menus, said cinematographer and producer John Floresca. One scene showcases a kamayan meal with customers eating fried pork egg rolls and rice with their hands. (Courtesy of Alexandra Cuerdo)

Alumna cooks up documentary on Filipino foods, mixes in personal roots

Alexandra Cuerdo quit her day job as an assistant director to direct her own Filipino food documentary in 2017. Her first feature film takes 80 minutes to explore Filipino cuisine’s rising popularity across the United States and Cuerdo’s own connection to her Filipino roots. Read more...

Photo: The filmmakers had to maneuver around restaurant chairs and tables to capture footage of patrons enjoying various Filipino items off different restaurants' menus, said cinematographer and producer John Floresca. One scene showcases a kamayan meal with customers eating fried pork egg rolls and rice with their hands. (Courtesy of Alexandra Cuerdo)

The filmmakers had to maneuver around restaurant chairs and tables to capture footage of patrons enjoying various Filipino items off different restaurants' menus, said cinematographer and producer John Floresca. One scene showcases a kamayan meal with customers eating fried pork egg rolls and rice with their hands. (Courtesy of Alexandra Cuerdo)

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Vespucci USA: Sustainable Fashion Brand

Vespucci is a clothing company that creates sustainable fashion by using materials such as hemp as a durable, environmentally friendly alternative to cotton. Co-founder and vice president Jon Pirl, a third-year sociology student, discusses the environmental impacts of the fashion industry, conscious consumerism and the Vespucci philosophy. Read more...

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Third-year sociology student John Pirl dons a henley shirt from Vespucci, a sustainable clothing brand he co-founded. The company creates streetwear from eco-friendly fabric such as hemp-based material. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Student-led clothing company Vespucci goes green with hemp-based streetwear

Three of Vespucci’s founders had similar reactions when they first moved from the pristine beaches and lush hills of Oahu to the concrete jungle of the U.S. Read more...

Photo: Third-year sociology student John Pirl dons a henley shirt from Vespucci, a sustainable clothing brand he co-founded. The company creates streetwear from eco-friendly fabric such as hemp-based material. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Third-year sociology student John Pirl dons a henley shirt from Vespucci, a sustainable clothing brand he co-founded. The company creates streetwear from eco-friendly fabric such as hemp-based material. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Student-run art organization Graphite accepts entries to their journal and online platform, ranging from photography to film to articles. The journal incorporates a certain theme, such as this year's theme, "categories." (Isa Saalabli/Daily Bruin)

Art organization Graphite focuses on provoking conversation, not specific art forms

Gabe Pine explores a conceptual pairing of love and action movies in his poem “Bonus Round.” The final lines opine, “Action movies are faster now because every action movie rushes home to a love poem.” Pine published his work in May on the online platform for the art organization Graphite. Read more...

Photo: Student-run art organization Graphite accepts entries to their journal and online platform, ranging from photography to film to articles. The journal incorporates a certain theme, such as this year's theme, "categories." (Isa Saalabli/Daily Bruin)

Student-run art organization Graphite accepts entries to their journal and online platform, ranging from photography to film to articles. The journal incorporates a certain theme, such as this year's theme, "categories." (Isa Saalabli/Daily Bruin)

Mystery Pier Books, Inc. offers expensive first editions and other rare texts, such as original Shakespeare plays. The friendly owners and the intriguing titles make the store a tantalizing stop for any bibliophile. (Clea Wurster/Daily Bruin)

Bookmarked: Mystery Pier boasts original editions of highly sought-after titles

Los Angeles is home to a multitude of specialized bookstores, from those oriented toward horror and mysteries to others with more practical focuses, such as cookbooks. Read more...

Photo: Mystery Pier Books, Inc. offers expensive first editions and other rare texts, such as original Shakespeare plays. The friendly owners and the intriguing titles make the store a tantalizing stop for any bibliophile. (Clea Wurster/Daily Bruin)

Mystery Pier Books, Inc. offers expensive first editions and other rare texts, such as original Shakespeare plays. The friendly owners and the intriguing titles make the store a tantalizing stop for any bibliophile. (Clea Wurster/Daily Bruin)

Latin American studies alumnus Gustavo Arellano performed Saturday night at Pop-Up Magazine, a live-performance act centered around immersive storytelling. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Alumnus explores heritage through multimedia at Pop-Up Magazine’s LA show

Gustavo Arellano knew exactly what he wanted to talk about on the stage of the Ace Hotel’s theater: a belt. For Arellano, a Latin American studies alumnus, the belt holds personal and political significance for his family and society during the Trump administration. Read more...

Photo: Latin American studies alumnus Gustavo Arellano performed Saturday night at Pop-Up Magazine, a live-performance act centered around immersive storytelling. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Latin American studies alumnus Gustavo Arellano performed Saturday night at Pop-Up Magazine, a live-performance act centered around immersive storytelling. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)


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