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Thursday, December 14

Alumna Libby Hsieh plays bass in the all-female band Girl Friday. She said the band's songs feature inherently political messages under a more lighthearted pop sound on their latest EP, “Tiny Hats.” (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

All-female band comments on gender politics through songs, music videos

Alumna Libby Hsieh dons a suit and mustache in her band’s latest music video. In the music video for the band Girl Friday’s song “12 Hour Turnaround,” Hsieh, the band’s bassist, depicts a man, while a fellow female band member dresses as a 1950s housewife. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Libby Hsieh plays bass in the all-female band Girl Friday. She said the band's songs feature inherently political messages under a more lighthearted pop sound on their latest EP, “Tiny Hats.” (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Libby Hsieh plays bass in the all-female band Girl Friday. She said the band's songs feature inherently political messages under a more lighthearted pop sound on their latest EP, “Tiny Hats.” (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Leah Phillips, a second-year physics student, and Ryan Roussel, a graduate student in physics, are members of The Swing Dance Club and lead a dance class on the 1920s-style dance. (Photo illustration by Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Dance Break: Beginners take first steps to ’20s Harlem-style dancing at Swing Dance Club

Daily Bruin columnist Christi Carras’ limited dance background consists of bingeing episodes of “So You Think You Can Dance,” grapevining her way through high school show choir and stumbling through rehearsals at a daycare-like dance studio until the age of 8. Read more...

Photo: Leah Phillips, a second-year physics student, and Ryan Roussel, a graduate student in physics, are members of The Swing Dance Club and lead a dance class on the 1920s-style dance. (Photo illustration by Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Leah Phillips, a second-year physics student, and Ryan Roussel, a graduate student in physics, are members of The Swing Dance Club and lead a dance class on the 1920s-style dance. (Photo illustration by Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Ashley Kim, a second year communication student, doubles as a professional photographer. 
She photographs friends and models, and said she tries to create a positive atmosphere at her photoshoots. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Student takes an interpersonal approach to professional photography

Ashley Kim’s photographs appear on the pages of magazines such as Mad Sounds Magazine and Local Wolves. The second-year communication student began photographing her friends with her dad’s old camera at the end of high school. Read more...

Photo: Ashley Kim, a second year communication student, doubles as a professional photographer. She photographs friends and models, and said she tries to create a positive atmosphere at her photoshoots. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Ashley Kim, a second year communication student, doubles as a professional photographer. 
She photographs friends and models, and said she tries to create a positive atmosphere at her photoshoots. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Claudia Keener, a fourth-year theater student, portrays Georgia in graduate student Anna Fox's play "Georgia Is Waiting." During the play, Georgia grapples with her father's abandonment over the course of 28 years. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Play seeks to provide accurate portrayal of mental health

The play “Georgia Is Waiting” tells the story of a woman who spends her life haunted by an imaginary bison. The show, written by graduate playwriting student Anna Fox, will run Thursday through Saturday at Macgowan Hall and follows the life of protagonist Georgia as she grapples with the absence of her father. Read more...

Photo: Claudia Keener, a fourth-year theater student, portrays Georgia in graduate student Anna Fox's play "Georgia Is Waiting." During the play, Georgia grapples with her father's abandonment over the course of 28 years. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Claudia Keener, a fourth-year theater student, portrays Georgia in graduate student Anna Fox's play "Georgia Is Waiting." During the play, Georgia grapples with her father's abandonment over the course of 28 years. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

The Angel City Chorale's holiday concert, "A New Home for the Holidays," is taking place this weekend. The performance, which takes place at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Koreatown, features a variety of holiday songs, such as "O Holy Night" and "Hannukah Lullaby," an original song composed for this weekend's performance.
 (Courtesy of Mel Stave)

Angel City Chorale brings diversity and uniqueness to Christmas carols

The Angel City Chorale is ringing in the holiday season this weekend with tunes like “Hannukah Lullaby” and “Gloria in Excelsis.” The Angel City Chorale, a Los Angeles-based choir, is performing its annual holiday show at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Koreatown until Sunday night. Read more...

Photo: The Angel City Chorale's holiday concert, "A New Home for the Holidays," is taking place this weekend. The performance, which takes place at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Koreatown, features a variety of holiday songs, such as "O Holy Night" and "Hannukah Lullaby," an original song composed for this weekend's performance. (Courtesy of Mel Stave)

The Angel City Chorale's holiday concert, "A New Home for the Holidays," is taking place this weekend. The performance, which takes place at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Koreatown, features a variety of holiday songs, such as "O Holy Night" and "Hannukah Lullaby," an original song composed for this weekend's performance.
 (Courtesy of Mel Stave)

The Museum of Failure opened in Los Angeles  on Friday, and will be open until Feb. 4. The Museum features a range of failed products, from unpopular Oreo flavors, such as PB&J and Swedish Fish, to a Barbie alternative designed to teach children about showing sympathy for the less fortunate. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

Museum of Failure displays misguided, unsuccessful creations

The Museum of Failure succeeds in exhibiting some of society’s larger failures. First exhibited in Helsingborg, Sweden, the Museum of Failure is the brainchild of Samuel West, a clinical psychologist who began cataloguing and collecting items to celebrate failure, due to the social stigma surrounding the concept of failure. Read more...

Photo: The Museum of Failure opened in Los Angeles on Friday, and will be open until Feb. 4. The Museum features a range of failed products, from unpopular Oreo flavors, such as PB&J and Swedish Fish, to a Barbie alternative designed to teach children about showing sympathy for the less fortunate. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

The Museum of Failure opened in Los Angeles  on Friday, and will be open until Feb. 4. The Museum features a range of failed products, from unpopular Oreo flavors, such as PB&J and Swedish Fish, to a Barbie alternative designed to teach children about showing sympathy for the less fortunate. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

KIIS FM's Jingle Ball concert Friday night was filled with festive and captivating performances that set a cheery mood for the holiday season. Highlights of the night included Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran's first live performance of "End Game" and Charlie Puth's rendition of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas." (Eli Countryman/Daily Bruin)

Concert review: KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball at The Forum

Los Angeles rang in the holiday season with KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball, which highlighted some of the biggest hits of the year. The sold-out show, which lasted four and a half hours and was hosted by Ryan Seacrest, featured musicians such as Halsey and Taylor Swift who performed alongside pyrotechnics, confetti, and theatrical smoke effects.The dozens of singers at the show brought a light-hearted and festive energy to the stage. Read more...

Photo: KIIS FM's Jingle Ball concert Friday night was filled with festive and captivating performances that set a cheery mood for the holiday season. Highlights of the night included Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran's first live performance of "End Game" and Charlie Puth's rendition of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas." (Eli Countryman/Daily Bruin)

KIIS FM's Jingle Ball concert Friday night was filled with festive and captivating performances that set a cheery mood for the holiday season. Highlights of the night included Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran's first live performance of "End Game" and Charlie Puth's rendition of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas." (Eli Countryman/Daily Bruin)