Wednesday, December 12

Christina Hilliard (left), Max Nusbaum (center) and Hila Oz (right) star in "Singin' in The Rain," HOOLIGAN Theatre Company's stage adaptation of the 1952 film. The play will premiere Friday and features the same plot and music as the film, with certain adaptations to character development and choreography. (Jacqueline Gerdne/Daily Bruin)

HOOLIGAN to bring second storm to UCLA with adaptation of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

Yellow raincoats, high-pitched voices and “talkies” will usher in HOOLIGAN Theatre Company’s fall season. The company will perform a stage adaptation of the 1952 film “Singin’ in the Rain” at the Ralph Freud Playhouse starting Friday. Read more...

Photo: Christina Hilliard (left), Max Nusbaum (center) and Hila Oz (right) star in "Singin' in The Rain," HOOLIGAN Theatre Company's stage adaptation of the 1952 film. The play will premiere Friday and features the same plot and music as the film, with certain adaptations to character development and choreography. (Jacqueline Gerdne/Daily Bruin)

Christina Hilliard (left), Max Nusbaum (center) and Hila Oz (right) star in "Singin' in The Rain," HOOLIGAN Theatre Company's stage adaptation of the 1952 film. The play will premiere Friday and features the same plot and music as the film, with certain adaptations to character development and choreography. (Jacqueline Gerdne/Daily Bruin)

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Second Take: Despite originality concerns, Disney’s CGI remakes excite long-time fans

Long live the king – and the era of Disney remakes. On Thanksgiving Day, Disney finally lifted the curtains on the CGI rendition of one of its most iconic animated films, “The Lion King.” The film’s photorealistic teaser recreated the classic scene in which Rafiki the mandrill proudly presents Simba to the animals of the Pride Lands. Read more...

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"The Devil Wears Prada" screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna was present at an interactive screening of the 2006 film at the 2018 Vulture Festival LA. Ardent fans gathered at The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel to listen to Brosh McKenna's live commentary, answer trivia questions and watch Meryl Streep on screen once more. (Ariana Saigh/Daily Bruin)

After Dark: ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ screening panelists offer in-depth look at iconic quotes

Los Angeles’ blend of midnight movies, cult screenings and historic theaters offers late-night scares and childhood nostalgia back in the theater. Join columnist Nina Young as she attends different cult screenings each week to find out why audiences stay out so late after dark. Read more...

Photo: "The Devil Wears Prada" screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna was present at an interactive screening of the 2006 film at the 2018 Vulture Festival LA. Ardent fans gathered at The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel to listen to Brosh McKenna's live commentary, answer trivia questions and watch Meryl Streep on screen once more. (Ariana Saigh/Daily Bruin)

"The Devil Wears Prada" screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna was present at an interactive screening of the 2006 film at the 2018 Vulture Festival LA. Ardent fans gathered at The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel to listen to Brosh McKenna's live commentary, answer trivia questions and watch Meryl Streep on screen once more. (Ariana Saigh/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Sex Squad will celebrate its 10th anniversary and the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day on Thursday with a performance in Glorya Kaufman Hall. They will perform songs and skits focused on sexual health, including one piece that imagines a future without AIDS. The anniversary show will also feature alumni and representatives from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Sex Squad’s performance aims to spread sexual health awareness through humor

This post was updated Nov. 29 at 2:20 p.m. A crowded room in Glorya Kaufman Hall will erupt into an improvised chorus during UCLA Sex Squad’s show, singing about the six bodily fluids that transmit AIDS. Read more...

Photo: UCLA Sex Squad will celebrate its 10th anniversary and the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day on Thursday with a performance in Glorya Kaufman Hall. They will perform songs and skits focused on sexual health, including one piece that imagines a future without AIDS. The anniversary show will also feature alumni and representatives from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Sex Squad will celebrate its 10th anniversary and the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day on Thursday with a performance in Glorya Kaufman Hall. They will perform songs and skits focused on sexual health, including one piece that imagines a future without AIDS. The anniversary show will also feature alumni and representatives from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Angel King, a fourth-year art student, created an inverted bedroom for the Undergraduate Scholarship Award Exhibition. She said "Jellyhead," the piece showing in the New Wight Gallery, reflects her experience growing up in the foster care system, and is meant to evoke tension and unease. Within her artwork, a photo album with pictures of her family sits atop a sideways dresser, and pins and needles add to the dangerous aspects of her work, she said. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Art exhibit to display student works exploring topics from anxiety to oppression

This post was updated Nov. 28 at 7:37 p.m. Hanging cribs, smells of soap and bright neon paintings craft the New Wight Gallery’s newest exhibit. The art pieces are featured in the Undergraduate Scholarship Award Exhibition, which opens Thursday. Read more...

Photo: Angel King, a fourth-year art student, created an inverted bedroom for the Undergraduate Scholarship Award Exhibition. She said "Jellyhead," the piece showing in the New Wight Gallery, reflects her experience growing up in the foster care system, and is meant to evoke tension and unease. Within her artwork, a photo album with pictures of her family sits atop a sideways dresser, and pins and needles add to the dangerous aspects of her work, she said. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Angel King, a fourth-year art student, created an inverted bedroom for the Undergraduate Scholarship Award Exhibition. She said "Jellyhead," the piece showing in the New Wight Gallery, reflects her experience growing up in the foster care system, and is meant to evoke tension and unease. Within her artwork, a photo album with pictures of her family sits atop a sideways dresser, and pins and needles add to the dangerous aspects of her work, she said. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumnus Alex Jablonski followed a firefighting crew battling the 2016 Soberanes fire. Though it is a documentary, Jablonski said the film focuses more on a narrative approach than a journalistic approach. (Courtesy of Alex Jablonski)

Q&A: ‘Wildland’ documentary kindles humanization of firefighters

They say the hottest fire forges the strongest steel. Alex Jablonski’s “Wildland” is proof. The documentary film follows members of a firefighting crew over a summer as they battle both personal struggles and physical calamities, including the 2016 Soberanes fire – one of the most costly wildfires in California’s history. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Alex Jablonski followed a firefighting crew battling the 2016 Soberanes fire. Though it is a documentary, Jablonski said the film focuses more on a narrative approach than a journalistic approach. (Courtesy of Alex Jablonski)

UCLA alumnus Alex Jablonski followed a firefighting crew battling the 2016 Soberanes fire. Though it is a documentary, Jablonski said the film focuses more on a narrative approach than a journalistic approach. (Courtesy of Alex Jablonski)

Jorja Smith performed to a sold-out crowd at The Wiltern as part of her Lost & Found tour. Smith's set was comprised mostly of songs from her debut studio album, "Lost & Found," in addition to some of her older tracks, like "I Am."(MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Concert review: Jorja Smith brings pitch-perfect professionalism to her performance at The Wiltern

Pinky swears are usually reserved for playground disputes and telling secrets, but Ravyn Lenae kicked off her set Monday night with a less conventional one. After her first song, the R&B singer-songwriter asked audience members to reach out and extend their pinkies toward her and repeat after her. Read more...

Photo: Jorja Smith performed to a sold-out crowd at The Wiltern as part of her Lost & Found tour. Smith's set was comprised mostly of songs from her debut studio album, "Lost & Found," in addition to some of her older tracks, like "I Am."(MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Jorja Smith performed to a sold-out crowd at The Wiltern as part of her Lost & Found tour. Smith's set was comprised mostly of songs from her debut studio album, "Lost & Found," in addition to some of her older tracks, like "I Am."(MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)