Thursday, November 15

Halo-halo, a Filipino dessert, is served at B Sweet Dessert Bar and contains 13 different ingredients, including jackfruit and sweet beans. The vibrant layers of the dessert are blended together – halo-halo translates to "mix-mix" in Tagalog, the store's manager said. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sugarcoated: B Sweet satisfies your inner witch and sweet tooth with colorful, creamy treats

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: Halo-halo, a Filipino dessert, is served at B Sweet Dessert Bar and contains 13 different ingredients, including jackfruit and sweet beans. The vibrant layers of the dessert are blended together – halo-halo translates to "mix-mix" in Tagalog, the store's manager said. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Halo-halo, a Filipino dessert, is served at B Sweet Dessert Bar and contains 13 different ingredients, including jackfruit and sweet beans. The vibrant layers of the dessert are blended together – halo-halo translates to "mix-mix" in Tagalog, the store's manager said. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Scare actors roam the grounds of the "Los Angeles Haunted Hayride," a Halloween festival that takes place throughout October in Griffith Park. While the attraction is man-made, the actual land is rumored to be haunted. (Eli Countryman/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Spook City: Los Angeles Haunted Hayride’s lofty scares enlivened by local lore

Los Angeles is supposed to be the City of Stars, but once those stars fade, where do they go? Do they stay behind, forever attached to their final location, spooking guests who dare to enter their domain? Read more...

Photo: Scare actors roam the grounds of the "Los Angeles Haunted Hayride," a Halloween festival that takes place throughout October in Griffith Park. While the attraction is man-made, the actual land is rumored to be haunted. (Eli Countryman/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Scare actors roam the grounds of the "Los Angeles Haunted Hayride," a Halloween festival that takes place throughout October in Griffith Park. While the attraction is man-made, the actual land is rumored to be haunted. (Eli Countryman/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sami Schalk, an assistant professor of gender and women's studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss her book "Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women's Speculative Fiction" on Wednesday in the East Rotunda of Powell Library. (Courtesy of Sami Schalk)

Professor’s book explores intersectionality of ableism, race through fantasy

Blind demons, demigod twins and werewolves with OCD are referenced in Sami Schalk’s book about bodyminds. Bodymind, the concept of overlap of the body and mind and how they influence each other, is integral to Schalk’s book “Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction.” The work addresses how the idea of bodymind and categories of race, gender and disability are intertwined, arguing that disability studies can help scholars better understand black feminist theory, Schalk said. Read more...

Photo: Sami Schalk, an assistant professor of gender and women's studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss her book "Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women's Speculative Fiction" on Wednesday in the East Rotunda of Powell Library. (Courtesy of Sami Schalk)

Sami Schalk, an assistant professor of gender and women's studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss her book "Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women's Speculative Fiction" on Wednesday in the East Rotunda of Powell Library. (Courtesy of Sami Schalk)

Third-year neuroscience student Afshan "Affy" Hussain founded Nari Company, a business that sells oils, bars and guides to enhance natural breast growth. The approaches are not backed by scientific evidence – instead, they were passed on through generations of her family and have shown results, Hussain said. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Student’s company offers products for natural breast enhancement

Afshan “Affy” Hussain went from scheduling a breast reduction consultation to promoting natural approaches to breast growth. The third-year neuroscience student said she struggled with back pains and ill-fitting clothing but began seeing her body differently after being approached by other women saying they admired her figure. Read more...

Photo: Third-year neuroscience student Afshan "Affy" Hussain founded Nari Company, a business that sells oils, bars and guides to enhance natural breast growth. The approaches are not backed by scientific evidence – instead, they were passed on through generations of her family and have shown results, Hussain said. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Third-year neuroscience student Afshan "Affy" Hussain founded Nari Company, a business that sells oils, bars and guides to enhance natural breast growth. The approaches are not backed by scientific evidence – instead, they were passed on through generations of her family and have shown results, Hussain said. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

The Radical Publishing Weekend will include an exhibition in the Fowler Musuem titled "South of No North." The blown-up photographs and artwork from books of independent publishing company Gate Negro Ediciones will be featured on the walls of the building's interior. (Courtesy of Sebastian Clough)

Event to celebrate Mexican independent publishing amid struggles of censorship

Vivid art blown up onto the Fowler Museum’s walls will represent the radical opinions found in independently published Mexican art books. Fowler will hold the Artbook Pop-Up, which is part of a three-day event called Radical Publishing Weekend, and will include a pop-up shop and discussion panel. Read more...

Photo: The Radical Publishing Weekend will include an exhibition in the Fowler Musuem titled "South of No North." The blown-up photographs and artwork from books of independent publishing company Gate Negro Ediciones will be featured on the walls of the building's interior. (Courtesy of Sebastian Clough)

The Radical Publishing Weekend will include an exhibition in the Fowler Musuem titled "South of No North." The blown-up photographs and artwork from books of independent publishing company Gate Negro Ediciones will be featured on the walls of the building's interior. (Courtesy of Sebastian Clough)

Milk Tavern, a dessert shop in Koreatown, is known for its often daring combinations of ice cream and cereal. Patrons can create their own combinations, choosing from a variety of cereals stocked in dispensers along a wall. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sugarcoated: Milk Tavern’s cozy design rolls nostalgic vibes with ice cream, cereal and cider

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: Milk Tavern, a dessert shop in Koreatown, is known for its often daring combinations of ice cream and cereal. Patrons can create their own combinations, choosing from a variety of cereals stocked in dispensers along a wall. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Milk Tavern, a dessert shop in Koreatown, is known for its often daring combinations of ice cream and cereal. Patrons can create their own combinations, choosing from a variety of cereals stocked in dispensers along a wall. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Peter Asco teaches tai chi to UCLA staff and faculty through the FITWELL program, and also to students at the John Wooden Center Fowler Museum’s courtyard. His next free class, open to the public, will take place Friday at 11 a.m. in Fowler Museum’s Davis Courtyard. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Tai chi instructor teaches health benefits of the martial art to students, faculty

This post was updated Oct. 11 at 6:23 p.m. Peter Asco said he hasn’t caught a cold in 20 years. Asco credits his resilient health to the practice of tai chi, which not only has the ability to reinforce the immune system, but also offers a plethora of other physical and mental health benefits, such as stress relief, he said. Read more...

Photo: Peter Asco teaches tai chi to UCLA staff and faculty through the FITWELL program, and also to students at the John Wooden Center Fowler Museum’s courtyard. His next free class, open to the public, will take place Friday at 11 a.m. in Fowler Museum’s Davis Courtyard. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Peter Asco teaches tai chi to UCLA staff and faculty through the FITWELL program, and also to students at the John Wooden Center Fowler Museum’s courtyard. His next free class, open to the public, will take place Friday at 11 a.m. in Fowler Museum’s Davis Courtyard. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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