Tuesday, August 22

Kendrick Lamar gave a high-energy performance of hits from his latest album “DAMN.” at the sold-out Staples Center show. (Crystal Nguyen/Daily Bruin)

Concert review: Kendrick Lamar at the Staples Center

Two hours after his set’s showtime, Kendrick Lamar finally made a discreet entrance, rising from beneath the stage on one knee. But the seven-time Grammy-winning hip-hop star’s first appearance of the night was on the stage screens as his alter ego Kung Fu Kenny. Read more...

Photo: Kendrick Lamar gave a high-energy performance of hits from his latest album “DAMN.” at the sold-out Staples Center show. (Crystal Nguyen/Daily Bruin)

Kendrick Lamar gave a high-energy performance of hits from his latest album “DAMN.” at the sold-out Staples Center show. (Crystal Nguyen/Daily Bruin)

Bryce Lamar has adopted a more free-flowing approach to his creative process, recently taking up painting as a way to reflect the emotions in his music. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Alumnus creates abstract visual art to accompany newly released music

Bryce Lamar painted strokes of blue and grey onto a sheet of poster board, smearing the paint around with different brushes to create various textures on the artwork. Read more...

Photo: Bryce Lamar has adopted a more free-flowing approach to his creative process, recently taking up painting as a way to reflect the emotions in his music. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Bryce Lamar has adopted a more free-flowing approach to his creative process, recently taking up painting as a way to reflect the emotions in his music. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

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Second Take: Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin spurs casting controversy

Disney’s turbulent casting process for the live-action remake of the 1992 animated classic “Aladdin” has finally come to an end. However, after a four-months-long international search for the perfect lead actors, the company now faces backlash from fans in the form of accusations of whitewashing and cultural misrepresentation. Read more...

Photo: (Harishwer Balasubramnai/Daily Bruin Senior Staff)

(Harishwer Balasubramnai/Daily Bruin Senior Staff)

Lecturer Ben Whitehair teaches aspiring actors how to actively navigate professional networks using social media. He has used social media in his own career, which helped him land a role in "Better Call Saul." (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Emmys 2017: UCLA lecturer teaches importance of social media in acting career

UCLA alumni and faculty have lent their acting, writing and directing talents to several series nominated for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. Contributing to nominations in categories such as Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Limited Series, Bruins have showcased their skills in both acting and production as parts of the casts and the crews. Read more...

Photo: Lecturer Ben Whitehair teaches aspiring actors how to actively navigate professional networks using social media. He has used social media in his own career, which helped him land a role in "Better Call Saul." (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Lecturer Ben Whitehair teaches aspiring actors how to actively navigate professional networks using social media. He has used social media in his own career, which helped him land a role in "Better Call Saul." (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Portugal. The Man performed popular hits such as "Purple Yellow Red and Blue" and "Modern Jesus" amid flashing strobe lights and an energized crowd at the Hollywood Palladium. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Concert review: Portugal. The Man at the Hollywood Palladium

Lead singer of Portugal. The Man John Gourley waded through a technicolor jungle of blue and green flashing lights decked out in a pair of sunglasses and khaki pants. Read more...

Photo: Portugal. The Man performed popular hits such as "Purple Yellow Red and Blue" and "Modern Jesus" amid flashing strobe lights and an energized crowd at the Hollywood Palladium. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Portugal. The Man performed popular hits such as "Purple Yellow Red and Blue" and "Modern Jesus" amid flashing strobe lights and an energized crowd at the Hollywood Palladium. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Alumna Aein Hope designs jewelry and accessories inspired by Korean folklore and Hangul characters. (Chelsea Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Alumna’s jewelry designs rooted in Korean folklore and tradition

Artist Aein Hope strolled through a South Korean street market in search of the perfect souvenir to commemorate her time studying abroad. The UCLA Korean studies and Asian humanities alumna hoped to find a shirt or bag featuring Hangul, Korea’s written language. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Aein Hope designs jewelry and accessories inspired by Korean folklore and Hangul characters. (Chelsea Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Aein Hope designs jewelry and accessories inspired by Korean folklore and Hangul characters. (Chelsea Zhang/Daily Bruin)

New Westwood restaurant The Poke serves raw poke bowls along with cooked dishes such as teriyaki and tempura. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

Restaurant review: The Poke

Westwood is now swimming in poke restaurants, with the addition of its newest raw fish pit stop, The Poke. Located on Broxton Avenue and wedged in between well-known student eateries BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse and Habibi Cafe, it would seem as though The Poke already has an advantage in terms of high foot traffic. Read more...

Photo: New Westwood restaurant The Poke serves raw poke bowls along with cooked dishes such as teriyaki and tempura. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

New Westwood restaurant The Poke serves raw poke bowls along with cooked dishes such as teriyaki and tempura. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)