Friday, February 15

Ariana Grande's recent music video for "break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored" features an almost-kiss between Grande and a female co-star. The video has come under fire with accusations of queerbaiting, an often problematic way of representing LGBTQ relationships. (Creative Commons photo by esheehanphotos via Flickr)

Second Take: Ariana Grande’s new music video walks fine line between self-love and queerbaiting

No thank u, next video. Ariana Grande recently released a troublesome new music video for “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” featuring the singer observing a supposed love interest with his girlfriend. Read more...

Photo: Ariana Grande's recent music video for "break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored" features an almost-kiss between Grande and a female co-star. The video has come under fire with accusations of queerbaiting, an often problematic way of representing LGBTQ relationships. (Creative Commons photo by esheehanphotos via Flickr)

Ariana Grande's recent music video for "break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored" features an almost-kiss between Grande and a female co-star. The video has come under fire with accusations of queerbaiting, an often problematic way of representing LGBTQ relationships. (Creative Commons photo by esheehanphotos via Flickr)


Samantha Shen will perform on Wednesday at the next installment of the Fowler: Out Loud concert series. The ethnomusicology alumna said she uses her musical career to uplift other Asian American artists. (Courtesy of Samantha Shen)

Alumna singer draws inspiration from diversity, seeks to uplift Asian voices

This post was updated Feb. 12 at 6:25 p.m. Samantha Shen learned to add R&B and jazz influences to her pop repertoire after graduating from UCLA’s ethnomusicology program. Read more...

Photo: Samantha Shen will perform on Wednesday at the next installment of the Fowler: Out Loud concert series. The ethnomusicology alumna said she uses her musical career to uplift other Asian American artists. (Courtesy of Samantha Shen)

Samantha Shen will perform on Wednesday at the next installment of the Fowler: Out Loud concert series. The ethnomusicology alumna said she uses her musical career to uplift other Asian American artists. (Courtesy of Samantha Shen)

CannaSafe is one of 33 cannabis testing labs operating in California. The company's lab tests 20 percent of the state's legal cannabis products for microbes, pesticides and heavy metals to ensure safe consumption. (Courtesy of CannaSafe Analytics)

Budding Los Angeles: Cannabis testing facilities expand, ensure high-quality products for consumers

Thirty years ago, buying cannabis was difficult, expensive and illegal. Buying cannabis in 2019 is somewhere between picking up a prescription from a pharmacy and buying beer from a liquor store. Read more...

Photo: CannaSafe is one of 33 cannabis testing labs operating in California. The company's lab tests 20 percent of the state's legal cannabis products for microbes, pesticides and heavy metals to ensure safe consumption. (Courtesy of CannaSafe Analytics)

CannaSafe is one of 33 cannabis testing labs operating in California. The company's lab tests 20 percent of the state's legal cannabis products for microbes, pesticides and heavy metals to ensure safe consumption. (Courtesy of CannaSafe Analytics)

Shirley Tang, a first-year cognitive science student, performed at the Lunar New Year Festival on behalf of the Chinese Cultural Dance Club. The festival included performances from various student organizations on campus, where students danced, sang and engaged in other art forms, such as the Wushu martial art from China. (Jacqueline Gerdne/Daily Bruin)

Lunar New Year festival expands to feature culture of more East Asian nations

Chinese and Japanese communities celebrate the new year on different dates, but participated in Lunar New Year festivities together Sunday night. The Chinese New Year fell on Feb. Read more...

Photo: Shirley Tang, a first-year cognitive science student, performed at the Lunar New Year Festival on behalf of the Chinese Cultural Dance Club. The festival included performances from various student organizations on campus, where students danced, sang and engaged in other art forms, such as the Wushu martial art from China. (Jacqueline Gerdne/Daily Bruin)

Shirley Tang, a first-year cognitive science student, performed at the Lunar New Year Festival on behalf of the Chinese Cultural Dance Club. The festival included performances from various student organizations on campus, where students danced, sang and engaged in other art forms, such as the Wushu martial art from China. (Jacqueline Gerdne/Daily Bruin)

Regents Lecturer Astra Taylor created the documentary "What is Democracy?" It follows Black Lives Matter protestors, refugees and the works of classical philosophers to explore the titular question. (Courtesy of Astra Taylor)

Q&A: Filmmaker Astra Taylor explores democracy in documentary to be shown at UCLA

Astra Taylor discovered that democracy takes on different meanings depending on whom you ask. The Regents Lecturer and filmmaker of the documentary “What is Democracy?” will showcase her work to UCLA students at the Broad Art Center on Tuesday. Read more...

Photo: Regents Lecturer Astra Taylor created the documentary "What is Democracy?" It follows Black Lives Matter protestors, refugees and the works of classical philosophers to explore the titular question. (Courtesy of Astra Taylor)

Regents Lecturer Astra Taylor created the documentary "What is Democracy?" It follows Black Lives Matter protestors, refugees and the works of classical philosophers to explore the titular question. (Courtesy of Astra Taylor)

Graduate design media arts student Zeynep Abes’ exhibit at the Broad Art Center will feature interactive video projection technology. On display Tuesday, the artwork aims to raise awareness about journalists' rights and struggles in various countries, including her homeland, Turkey. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Upcoming art installation projects shadow of journalistic suppression

Projected silhouettes will illuminate the issues of corruption and persecuted journalists. Graduate design media arts student Zeynep Abes’ exhibition at the Broad Art Center will feature interactive video projection technology. Read more...

Photo: Graduate design media arts student Zeynep Abes’ exhibit at the Broad Art Center will feature interactive video projection technology. On display Tuesday, the artwork aims to raise awareness about journalists' rights and struggles in various countries, including her homeland, Turkey. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Graduate design media arts student Zeynep Abes’ exhibit at the Broad Art Center will feature interactive video projection technology. On display Tuesday, the artwork aims to raise awareness about journalists' rights and struggles in various countries, including her homeland, Turkey. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)