Saturday, April 20


This year's annual Latin American, Latinx and Iberian Film Festival will feature films directed by women from Spain, Latin America and Mexico. The festival was founded in 2012 by assistant adjunct professor Adrián Collado and was hosted by UCLA's Department of Spanish and Portuguese. (Courtesy of Adrián Collado)

Underrepresented Spanish-speaking women share perspectives in film festival

Immigration, sexuality and maternity will be explored from a woman’s point of view in this year’s annual Latin American, Latinx and Iberian Film Festival. Founded in 2012 by assistant adjunct professor Adrián Collado and hosted by UCLA’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese, this year’s iteration of the annual festival will run from Monday through Thursday featuring films directed by women from Spain, Latin America and Mexico. Read more...

Photo: This year's annual Latin American, Latinx and Iberian Film Festival will feature films directed by women from Spain, Latin America and Mexico. The festival was founded in 2012 by assistant adjunct professor Adrián Collado and was hosted by UCLA's Department of Spanish and Portuguese. (Courtesy of Adrián Collado)

This year's annual Latin American, Latinx and Iberian Film Festival will feature films directed by women from Spain, Latin America and Mexico. The festival was founded in 2012 by assistant adjunct professor Adrián Collado and was hosted by UCLA's Department of Spanish and Portuguese. (Courtesy of Adrián Collado)

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)


Robes with metallic accents will be part of the Fowler Museum's exhibit "Dressed with Distinction: Garments from Ottoman Syria." The pieces were worn by the Syrian elite. The displays will highlight and celebrate Syrian's lost textile industry, said textile archaeologist Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Exhibit to highlight Syrian textile culture by showcasing upper-class garments

This post was updated April 16 at 9:03 p.m. Robes with metallic accents once served as the fashion of upper-class individuals in Syria. Such traditions will be brought into the present through “Dressed with Distinction: Garments from Ottoman Syria,” an exhibition running through Aug. Read more...

Photo: Robes with metallic accents will be part of the Fowler Museum's exhibit "Dressed with Distinction: Garments from Ottoman Syria." The pieces were worn by the Syrian elite. The displays will highlight and celebrate Syrian's lost textile industry, said textile archaeologist Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Robes with metallic accents will be part of the Fowler Museum's exhibit "Dressed with Distinction: Garments from Ottoman Syria." The pieces were worn by the Syrian elite. The displays will highlight and celebrate Syrian's lost textile industry, said textile archaeologist Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Jane Lee (right) and her boyfriend Jady Pham run a YouTube channel together under the name JaneandJady. The couple met at their medical school orientation in 2014, and now use YouTube as a platform to discuss their experiences as medical school graduates and current anesthesiology residents. (Courtesy of Jane Lee and Jady Pham)

Alumna’s co-run YouTube channel provides realistic insight to pre-med students

Alumna Jane Lee met her boyfriend Jady Pham at their medical school orientation in 2014. The couple now runs a YouTube channel together with over 100,000 subscribers based on their experiences as anesthesiology residents and medical school graduates. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Jane Lee (right) and her boyfriend Jady Pham run a YouTube channel together under the name JaneandJady. The couple met at their medical school orientation in 2014, and now use YouTube as a platform to discuss their experiences as medical school graduates and current anesthesiology residents. (Courtesy of Jane Lee and Jady Pham)

Alumna Jane Lee (right) and her boyfriend Jady Pham run a YouTube channel together under the name JaneandJady. The couple met at their medical school orientation in 2014, and now use YouTube as a platform to discuss their experiences as medical school graduates and current anesthesiology residents. (Courtesy of Jane Lee and Jady Pham)

Edita Brychta plays all females besides the lead in L.A. Theatre Works' production of "Oslo," directed by Brian Kite, the chair of UCLA's theater department. The play focuses on back channel negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians leading up to the the Oslo Accords in 1993. (Courtesy of Matt Petit)

Historical play ‘Oslo’ explores human aspect of international diplomacy

Two Norwegian diplomats pulled off one of the most ambitious peace accords of our time – but few people know about it, said Brian Kite. Kite, the chair of the theater department at UCLA, is directing L.A. Read more...

Photo: Edita Brychta plays all females besides the lead in L.A. Theatre Works' production of "Oslo," directed by Brian Kite, the chair of UCLA's theater department. The play focuses on back channel negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians leading up to the the Oslo Accords in 1993. (Courtesy of Matt Petit)

Edita Brychta plays all females besides the lead in L.A. Theatre Works' production of "Oslo," directed by Brian Kite, the chair of UCLA's theater department. The play focuses on back channel negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians leading up to the the Oslo Accords in 1993. (Courtesy of Matt Petit)