Tuesday, November 20


UCLA alumnus Konstantinos "Duncan" Palamourdas teaches basic and intermediate No Limit Hold ‘em classes at UCLA Extension. Using an analytical and scientific approach, he shares mathematical concepts to help students improve their poker skills. Palamourdas also has a novel in the works, set to release in 2019, in which he will detail his perspective on gameplay. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alum deals different approach to teaching poker, uses mathematical methods

Konstantinos “Duncan” Palamourdas uses a “John Wooden approach” when teaching poker strategy. Palamourdas, a UCLA alumnus, wanted to share his distinct perspective on the game from an analytical and scientific standpoint, using math concepts to approach poker. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Konstantinos "Duncan" Palamourdas teaches basic and intermediate No Limit Hold ‘em classes at UCLA Extension. Using an analytical and scientific approach, he shares mathematical concepts to help students improve their poker skills. Palamourdas also has a novel in the works, set to release in 2019, in which he will detail his perspective on gameplay. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumnus Konstantinos "Duncan" Palamourdas teaches basic and intermediate No Limit Hold ‘em classes at UCLA Extension. Using an analytical and scientific approach, he shares mathematical concepts to help students improve their poker skills. Palamourdas also has a novel in the works, set to release in 2019, in which he will detail his perspective on gameplay. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Hayworth Theater incorporated many local businesses for their screening of “¡Three Amigos!” such as mariachi performers from La Fonda, one of the oldest mariachi dinner-theater venues in the world. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

After Dark: Tamales, live music set ambiance for ‘¡Three Amigos!’ screening

Los Angeles’ blend of midnight movies, cult screenings and historic theaters offer 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: Hayworth Theater incorporated many local businesses for their screening of “¡Three Amigos!” such as mariachi performers from La Fonda, one of the oldest mariachi dinner-theater venues in the world. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Hayworth Theater incorporated many local businesses for their screening of “¡Three Amigos!” such as mariachi performers from La Fonda, one of the oldest mariachi dinner-theater venues in the world. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)


Joyce Shang, a fourth-year business economics student, Betsy Samber, a third-year georgraphy and environmental studies student and Jordan Ong, a second-year sociology major, (left to right) are members of Veg Bruins, the club that will host the Vegan Bake-Off in Bruin Plaza. (Courtesy of Joyce Shang)

Bake-off aims to dispel doubt that vegan desserts can be delicious

Baklava, Samoa bars and cream cheese tarts are among the goods that will compete at the Vegan Bake-Off. The bake-off, hosted by UCLA’s Veg Bruins club, is part of a larger Vegan Fair taking place Thursday in Bruin Plaza. Read more...

Photo: Joyce Shang, a fourth-year business economics student, Betsy Samber, a third-year georgraphy and environmental studies student and Jordan Ong, a second-year sociology major, (left to right) are members of Veg Bruins, the club that will host the Vegan Bake-Off in Bruin Plaza. (Courtesy of Joyce Shang)

Joyce Shang, a fourth-year business economics student, Betsy Samber, a third-year georgraphy and environmental studies student and Jordan Ong, a second-year sociology major, (left to right) are members of Veg Bruins, the club that will host the Vegan Bake-Off in Bruin Plaza. (Courtesy of Joyce Shang)

Foundations Choreography offers weekly Saturday Sessions meant to teach participants new styles of dance as well as the art form’s history. Director Alex Byun said the group presents a space for students to explore urban dance styles without worrying about perfecting the skills. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

Foundations dance group breaks down different styles in weekly sessions

Students danced along to loud music in a packed room. No, this wasn’t a house party or concert – it was one of Foundations Choreography’s Saturday Sessions. Read more...

Photo: Foundations Choreography offers weekly Saturday Sessions meant to teach participants new styles of dance as well as the art form’s history. Director Alex Byun said the group presents a space for students to explore urban dance styles without worrying about perfecting the skills. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

Foundations Choreography offers weekly Saturday Sessions meant to teach participants new styles of dance as well as the art form’s history. Director Alex Byun said the group presents a space for students to explore urban dance styles without worrying about perfecting the skills. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

The Women Directors of Distinction Panel on Sunday focused on women's roles in filmmaking. The event was hosted by Girl Trip, an organization which aims for equal visibility and pay for women in the arts. (Courtesy of Noemi Torres)

Female directors discuss redefining representation in filmmaking at panel

Women are taking their stories back. Frustrated by being misrepresented in film productions dominated by men, women are fighting back by replacing them in every level of the industry, said Harrison James, director and Girl Trip co-founder. Read more...

Photo: The Women Directors of Distinction Panel on Sunday focused on women's roles in filmmaking. The event was hosted by Girl Trip, an organization which aims for equal visibility and pay for women in the arts. (Courtesy of Noemi Torres)

The Women Directors of Distinction Panel on Sunday focused on women's roles in filmmaking. The event was hosted by Girl Trip, an organization which aims for equal visibility and pay for women in the arts. (Courtesy of Noemi Torres)