Wednesday, April 24

Academy Award nominated "Black Panther" costume designer Ruth Carter took inspiration from various tribes of Africa when creating her on-screen outfits. Carter, along with all the other nominated designers, will be present at an upcoming panel discussion on costume design, hosted by UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television. The panel will be moderated by professor Deborah Landis, chair of UCLA's costume department. (Courtney Fortier/Daily Bruin)

Costumes add depth to the diverse range of characters, settings this Oscar season

From 16th-century Scotland to modern Wakanda, this year’s Oscar-nominated costume designs transported audiences to different worlds. The designers behind costumes for all of this year’s Oscar-nominated films will discuss their work Saturday at UCLA’s Ninth Annual Sketch to Screen Costume Design Panel and Celebration. Read more...

Photo: Academy Award nominated "Black Panther" costume designer Ruth Carter took inspiration from various tribes of Africa when creating her on-screen outfits. Carter, along with all the other nominated designers, will be present at an upcoming panel discussion on costume design, hosted by UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television. The panel will be moderated by professor Deborah Landis, chair of UCLA's costume department. (Courtney Fortier/Daily Bruin)

Academy Award nominated "Black Panther" costume designer Ruth Carter took inspiration from various tribes of Africa when creating her on-screen outfits. Carter, along with all the other nominated designers, will be present at an upcoming panel discussion on costume design, hosted by UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television. The panel will be moderated by professor Deborah Landis, chair of UCLA's costume department. (Courtney Fortier/Daily Bruin)

Pearl Marill, a performing artist from the San Francisco scene, will perform "You Self Help Me” at Glorya Kaufman Hall on Friday. The show discusses the topic of "stuckness" – both physically and mentally – through a combination of dance, improvisation and comedy, with a life-size puppet of Marill also making an appearance. The doll represents the idea of being there for oneself, she said. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Hybrid dance performance to subvert ‘stuckness’ with humor, self-reflection

Pearl Marill will break out a life-size puppet of herself on stage as a symbol of self-reflection. Marill, an artist well-acquainted with San Francisco’s performance scene, will present her show “You Self Help Me” at Glorya Kaufman Hall on Friday and Saturday. Read more...

Photo: Pearl Marill, a performing artist from the San Francisco scene, will perform "You Self Help Me” at Glorya Kaufman Hall on Friday. The show discusses the topic of "stuckness" – both physically and mentally – through a combination of dance, improvisation and comedy, with a life-size puppet of Marill also making an appearance. The doll represents the idea of being there for oneself, she said. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Pearl Marill, a performing artist from the San Francisco scene, will perform "You Self Help Me” at Glorya Kaufman Hall on Friday. The show discusses the topic of "stuckness" – both physically and mentally – through a combination of dance, improvisation and comedy, with a life-size puppet of Marill also making an appearance. The doll represents the idea of being there for oneself, she said. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Susan Wheeler, an author and Princeton University professor, will have Q&A and poetry reading at UCLA's Hammer Museum on Thursday. She encourages students to create poetry without necessarily adhering to traditional rules of structure. (Courtesy of Mel Edelman)

Poet Susan Wheeler comes to UCLA to read, discuss her experimental works

The fun in following Susan Wheeler’s work is getting lost in it, said Stephen Yenser, the curator of poetry readings at UCLA’s Hammer Museum. Wheeler, author and professor at Princeton University, has one novel and six poetry collections under her belt. Read more...

Photo: Susan Wheeler, an author and Princeton University professor, will have Q&A and poetry reading at UCLA's Hammer Museum on Thursday. She encourages students to create poetry without necessarily adhering to traditional rules of structure. (Courtesy of Mel Edelman)

Susan Wheeler, an author and Princeton University professor, will have Q&A and poetry reading at UCLA's Hammer Museum on Thursday. She encourages students to create poetry without necessarily adhering to traditional rules of structure. (Courtesy of Mel Edelman)

Alumnus Austin Nasso and Ian Michaels will host The Ian and Austin "Show" Thursday at The Improv Space. The duo said the show plays with experimental forms of comedy. (Eli Countryman/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Comedy duo creates bizarre world with new and familiar characters in offbeat show

Self-improvement advertisements occasionally will interrupt The Ian and Austin “Show.” The series of preplanned interludes within the comedy show are meant to imitate short commercials from YouTube or television. Read more...

Photo: Alumnus Austin Nasso and Ian Michaels will host The Ian and Austin "Show" Thursday at The Improv Space. The duo said the show plays with experimental forms of comedy. (Eli Countryman/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Alumnus Austin Nasso and Ian Michaels will host The Ian and Austin "Show" Thursday at The Improv Space. The duo said the show plays with experimental forms of comedy. (Eli Countryman/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Jon & Vinny's opened its second location in Brentwood in mid-January. The restaurant presents a diverse Italian menu with selections at fairly steep prices. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Restaurant review: Jon & Vinny’s fine Italian dining entices, but for a price

An industrial stone pizza oven, chefs gracefully tossing salt into their pasta and a glass of Cabernet make for a quintessential Italian dining experience at Jon & Vinny’s. Read more...

Photo: Jon & Vinny's opened its second location in Brentwood in mid-January. The restaurant presents a diverse Italian menu with selections at fairly steep prices. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Jon & Vinny's opened its second location in Brentwood in mid-January. The restaurant presents a diverse Italian menu with selections at fairly steep prices. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)


Harlem-born artist Tschabalala Self represents her city's sociopolitical themes in "Bodega Run," an exhibition on display at UCLA's Hammer Museum until April 28. She aims to portray the everyday life and culture of African-Americans in New York City. (Nidhi Upadhyay/Daily Bruin senior staff)

‘Bodega Run’ reawakens experiences of underprivileged communities in Harlem

Bodegas are being replaced by metropolitan convenience stores. Concerned, Tschabalala Self said she decided to preserve the ethnic identity and heritage of about 12,000 bodegas local to New York in her recent exhibition. Read more...

Photo: Harlem-born artist Tschabalala Self represents her city's sociopolitical themes in "Bodega Run," an exhibition on display at UCLA's Hammer Museum until April 28. She aims to portray the everyday life and culture of African-Americans in New York City. (Nidhi Upadhyay/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Harlem-born artist Tschabalala Self represents her city's sociopolitical themes in "Bodega Run," an exhibition on display at UCLA's Hammer Museum until April 28. She aims to portray the everyday life and culture of African-Americans in New York City. (Nidhi Upadhyay/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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