Saturday, July 20

Spencer Spring, a second-year English student makes music on his laptop in his own room. His single, “Bubblegum Boy” follows the experience of being lovestruck when being attracted to someone new. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Musician explores bedroom pop, strikes a chord with independently produced single

Spencer Spring’s latest single “Bubblegum Boy” follows a crush blown out of proportion. The second-year English student began making bedroom pop music last year – staying true to the genre by producing music in his own room. Read more...

Photo: Spencer Spring, a second-year English student makes music on his laptop in his own room. His single, “Bubblegum Boy” follows the experience of being lovestruck when being attracted to someone new. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Spencer Spring, a second-year English student makes music on his laptop in his own room. His single, “Bubblegum Boy” follows the experience of being lovestruck when being attracted to someone new. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Graduate acting student Ulato Sam will dance in the Hollywood Carnival Parade with Winery Mas, a Caribbean "mas" band. The group will wear masquerade costumes dedicated to a larger cultural theme. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

‘Mas’ bands to reflect multicultural themes at upcoming Carnival celebration

A parade of masked, costumed performers will roll through Hollywood to celebrate international cultures. The Hollywood Carnival Parade is part of the Los Angeles Cultural Festival, a four-day celebration of LA’s worldwide cultures taking place from June 27-30. Read more...

Photo: Graduate acting student Ulato Sam will dance in the Hollywood Carnival Parade with Winery Mas, a Caribbean "mas" band. The group will wear masquerade costumes dedicated to a larger cultural theme. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Graduate acting student Ulato Sam will dance in the Hollywood Carnival Parade with Winery Mas, a Caribbean "mas" band. The group will wear masquerade costumes dedicated to a larger cultural theme. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)


Kurt Gurdal works as a cheesemonger at Wally's, a restaurant that serves wine, specialty foods and gourmet dishes on seasonal cycles. Daily Bruin columnist Lisa Aubry visited a Wally's location and spoke to chefs and cheesemongers to learn about art in food presentation. (Colleen Le/Daily Bruin)

Art to Heart: Artistry in plating techniques creates a feast for the eyes and the stomach

Art, the universal language, can transcend space and time to reach a diverse audience. We hear this all the time, but do we truly feel the weight of these words? Read more...

Photo: Kurt Gurdal works as a cheesemonger at Wally's, a restaurant that serves wine, specialty foods and gourmet dishes on seasonal cycles. Daily Bruin columnist Lisa Aubry visited a Wally's location and spoke to chefs and cheesemongers to learn about art in food presentation. (Colleen Le/Daily Bruin)

Kurt Gurdal works as a cheesemonger at Wally's, a restaurant that serves wine, specialty foods and gourmet dishes on seasonal cycles. Daily Bruin columnist Lisa Aubry visited a Wally's location and spoke to chefs and cheesemongers to learn about art in food presentation. (Colleen Le/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year design media arts student Nate Mohler will project animations and shapes on the wall of the Broad Art Center as part of the "Pressed for Space" senior showcase. He said he hopes his work helps spread the idea that projection is a form of art. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Student’s senior project fuses flashlights and audience interaction

Flashlights will uncover a pattern of animated, distorted glass on a wall of the Broad Art Center. Using the wall of the main stairwell at the front entrance, Nate Mohler will use three projectors that reveal patterns and animations as the audience interacts with the piece. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year design media arts student Nate Mohler will project animations and shapes on the wall of the Broad Art Center as part of the "Pressed for Space" senior showcase. He said he hopes his work helps spread the idea that projection is a form of art. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Fourth-year design media arts student Nate Mohler will project animations and shapes on the wall of the Broad Art Center as part of the "Pressed for Space" senior showcase. He said he hopes his work helps spread the idea that projection is a form of art. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA's playwright-in-residence Paula Vogel said her works continue to be influenced by the works of playwrights past. Her recent play, "Indecent," is based off Sholem Asch's "God of Vengeance." The documentary screening of "The Rest I Make Up" that Vogel is hosting is inspired by playwright María Irene Fornés, whom Vogel describes as life-changing. (Courtesy of Laurie Sturdevant)

Q&A: Playwright Paula Vogel discusses her play ‘Indecent’ and influential writers

The words of playwrights past continue to influence Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel. The 2018-2019 playwright-in-residence for the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television received the award for her 1997 drama, “How I Learned to Drive.” Her latest work, “Indecent,” is based on the scandal that followed the Broadway debut of the Yiddish play “God of Vengeance,” and will premiere Wednesday at the Ahmanson Theatre. Read more...

Photo: UCLA's playwright-in-residence Paula Vogel said her works continue to be influenced by the works of playwrights past. Her recent play, "Indecent," is based off Sholem Asch's "God of Vengeance." The documentary screening of "The Rest I Make Up" that Vogel is hosting is inspired by playwright María Irene Fornés, whom Vogel describes as life-changing. (Courtesy of Laurie Sturdevant)

UCLA's playwright-in-residence Paula Vogel said her works continue to be influenced by the works of playwrights past. Her recent play, "Indecent," is based off Sholem Asch's "God of Vengeance." The documentary screening of "The Rest I Make Up" that Vogel is hosting is inspired by playwright María Irene Fornés, whom Vogel describes as life-changing. (Courtesy of Laurie Sturdevant)

Actors gave a reading of a screenplay titled “James Dean America” during an event hosted by the UCLA Center for Health Services and Society. The story follows a producer's assistant who attempts to sway a writer into selling his old script in order to create a film. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

UCLA health program hosts live reading of ‘James Dean America’

This post was updated June 4 at 12:08 p.m. James Dean might have died in 1955, but he was brought back to life this weekend. On Saturday, the UCLA Center for Health Services and Society hosted a live table read of the screenplay “James Dean America” in collaboration with the Healing and Education through the Arts Program. Read more...

Photo: Actors gave a reading of a screenplay titled “James Dean America” during an event hosted by the UCLA Center for Health Services and Society. The story follows a producer's assistant who attempts to sway a writer into selling his old script in order to create a film. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Actors gave a reading of a screenplay titled “James Dean America” during an event hosted by the UCLA Center for Health Services and Society. The story follows a producer's assistant who attempts to sway a writer into selling his old script in order to create a film. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)