Monday, September 16

Dim Sum House, which recently opened in Westwood, serves Chinese dim sum, Japanese-inspired hot pot and various types of barbecue. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Westwood’s new Dim Sum House provides mediocre-but-cheap Chinese cuisine

Sweet custard buns decorated with pig faces were the highlight of Dim Sum House. The Westwood restaurant, which opened in early April, serves Chinese dim sum, Japanese-inspired hot pot and various types of barbecue. Read more...

Photo: Dim Sum House, which recently opened in Westwood, serves Chinese dim sum, Japanese-inspired hot pot and various types of barbecue. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Dim Sum House, which recently opened in Westwood, serves Chinese dim sum, Japanese-inspired hot pot and various types of barbecue. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Lothar von Falkenhausen, a UCLA professor of Chinese archaeology and art history, is a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient. Three other UCLA faculty members, including Sylvan Oswald and Elisabeth Le Guin, are also recipients. (Courtesy of Lothar Von Falkenhausen)

Guggenheim Fellowship recipients discuss their plans to pursue new projects

Professors are usually bound to their classrooms – but these three members of UCLA faculty will spend a year away to pursue their personal projects. Sylvan Oswald, an assistant playwriting professor, Lothar von Falkenhausen, a professor of Chinese archaeology and art history, and Elisabeth Le Guin, a musicology professor, are three of this year’s four UCLA professors who are Guggenheim Fellowship recipients. Read more...

Photo: Lothar von Falkenhausen, a UCLA professor of Chinese archaeology and art history, is a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient. Three other UCLA faculty members, including Sylvan Oswald and Elisabeth Le Guin, are also recipients. (Courtesy of Lothar Von Falkenhausen)

Lothar von Falkenhausen, a UCLA professor of Chinese archaeology and art history, is a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient. Three other UCLA faculty members, including Sylvan Oswald and Elisabeth Le Guin, are also recipients. (Courtesy of Lothar Von Falkenhausen)

Third-year economics student Minh Mai, third-year political science student Sonam Beckham and third-year psychology and communication student Mandy Santoso co-founded RefineLA, a thrift shop that aims to promote sustainable fashion. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

RefineLA goes beyond reselling clothes, promotes free expression of social issues

Nga Mai’s graphic design depicts a lone fisherman sailing on a nearly empty ocean; despite the lack of fish left in the sea, his boat is piled with them. Read more...

Photo: Third-year economics student Minh Mai, third-year political science student Sonam Beckham and third-year psychology and communication student Mandy Santoso co-founded RefineLA, a thrift shop that aims to promote sustainable fashion. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Third-year economics student Minh Mai, third-year political science student Sonam Beckham and third-year psychology and communication student Mandy Santoso co-founded RefineLA, a thrift shop that aims to promote sustainable fashion. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Sara Burdorff, a UCLA alumna and early medieval literature affiliate for the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Roundtable, will discuss her latest project Monday. Burdorff will discuss women's roles in Old English poetry and medieval society, suggesting they should not be viewed as victims of objectification. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Roundtable talk to examine roles of women in medieval society, rediscover gold

Objects are more privileged than subjects, Sara Burdorff suggests in UCLA’s next Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Roundtable. Typically, men in Anglo-Saxon literature are viewed as the subjects – nonmarginalized, active players. Read more...

Photo: Sara Burdorff, a UCLA alumna and early medieval literature affiliate for the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Roundtable, will discuss her latest project Monday. Burdorff will discuss women's roles in Old English poetry and medieval society, suggesting they should not be viewed as victims of objectification. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Sara Burdorff, a UCLA alumna and early medieval literature affiliate for the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Roundtable, will discuss her latest project Monday. Burdorff will discuss women's roles in Old English poetry and medieval society, suggesting they should not be viewed as victims of objectification. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Shane Campbell-Staton, an ecology and evolutionary biology assistant professor, co-hosts the "The Biology of Superheroes Podcast." Campbell-Staton said he uses superheroes and their powers to understand the overlap between biological reality and futuristic fantasy. The podcast has covered topics such as Spider-Man's web-slinging and The Walking Dead's zombie apocalypse. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Professor’s podcast unmasks science behind superheroes and sci-fi

Thanos had to break a few laws of nature before he eradicated half of the universe with a snap. Topics similar to the Marvel villain’s defiance of physics are addressed in “The Biology of Superheroes Podcast,” hosted by Shane Campbell-Staton, a UCLA ecology and evolutionary biology assistant professor. Read more...

Photo: Shane Campbell-Staton, an ecology and evolutionary biology assistant professor, co-hosts the "The Biology of Superheroes Podcast." Campbell-Staton said he uses superheroes and their powers to understand the overlap between biological reality and futuristic fantasy. The podcast has covered topics such as Spider-Man's web-slinging and The Walking Dead's zombie apocalypse. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Shane Campbell-Staton, an ecology and evolutionary biology assistant professor, co-hosts the "The Biology of Superheroes Podcast." Campbell-Staton said he uses superheroes and their powers to understand the overlap between biological reality and futuristic fantasy. The podcast has covered topics such as Spider-Man's web-slinging and The Walking Dead's zombie apocalypse. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Candace Cane will be the instructor for Sexploration Pole Art Class, which will take place Friday in Kerckhoff Art Gallery. The class is part of UCLA Sex Week and aims to make students more confident in their body and sexuality. (Courtesy of Alloy Images)

Class strips stigma from pole-dancing, trades fetishization for self-expression

Students will pole-dance to find their inner power on Friday, said TaMisha Greathouse. In honor of this year’s Sex Week, a beginner pole-dancing class will be held in Kerckhoff Art Gallery. Read more...

Photo: Candace Cane will be the instructor for Sexploration Pole Art Class, which will take place Friday in Kerckhoff Art Gallery. The class is part of UCLA Sex Week and aims to make students more confident in their body and sexuality. (Courtesy of Alloy Images)

Candace Cane will be the instructor for Sexploration Pole Art Class, which will take place Friday in Kerckhoff Art Gallery. The class is part of UCLA Sex Week and aims to make students more confident in their body and sexuality. (Courtesy of Alloy Images)

Esmeralda Bermudez moderated a discussion with Sandra Cisneros, the author of "Puro Amor," during the first day of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The festival took place at the University of Southern California's campus from Saturday to Sunday. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

LA Times Festival of Books showcases live poetry readings, cooking demonstrations

Festival weekend calls for celebrities and good music – and thousands of books. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books returned to the University of Southern California campus from Saturday to Sunday, continuing its annual tradition of literary-focused programming. Read more...

Photo: Esmeralda Bermudez moderated a discussion with Sandra Cisneros, the author of "Puro Amor," during the first day of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The festival took place at the University of Southern California's campus from Saturday to Sunday. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Esmeralda Bermudez moderated a discussion with Sandra Cisneros, the author of "Puro Amor," during the first day of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The festival took place at the University of Southern California's campus from Saturday to Sunday. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)


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