Thursday, February 21

CannaSafe is one of 33 cannabis testing labs operating in California. The company's lab tests 20 percent of the state's legal cannabis products for microbes, pesticides and heavy metals to ensure safe consumption. (Courtesy of CannaSafe Analytics)

Budding Los Angeles: Cannabis testing facilities expand, ensure high-quality products for consumers

Thirty years ago, buying cannabis was difficult, expensive and illegal. Buying cannabis in 2019 is somewhere between picking up a prescription from a pharmacy and buying beer from a liquor store. Read more...

Photo: CannaSafe is one of 33 cannabis testing labs operating in California. The company's lab tests 20 percent of the state's legal cannabis products for microbes, pesticides and heavy metals to ensure safe consumption. (Courtesy of CannaSafe Analytics)

CannaSafe is one of 33 cannabis testing labs operating in California. The company's lab tests 20 percent of the state's legal cannabis products for microbes, pesticides and heavy metals to ensure safe consumption. (Courtesy of CannaSafe Analytics)

Shirley Tang, a first-year cognitive science student, performed at the Lunar New Year Festival on behalf of the Chinese Cultural Dance Club. The festival included performances from various student organizations on campus, where students danced, sang and engaged in other art forms, such as the Wushu martial art from China. (Jacqueline Gerdne/Daily Bruin)

Lunar New Year festival expands to feature culture of more East Asian nations

Chinese and Japanese communities celebrate the new year on different dates, but participated in Lunar New Year festivities together Sunday night. The Chinese New Year fell on Feb. Read more...

Photo: Shirley Tang, a first-year cognitive science student, performed at the Lunar New Year Festival on behalf of the Chinese Cultural Dance Club. The festival included performances from various student organizations on campus, where students danced, sang and engaged in other art forms, such as the Wushu martial art from China. (Jacqueline Gerdne/Daily Bruin)

Shirley Tang, a first-year cognitive science student, performed at the Lunar New Year Festival on behalf of the Chinese Cultural Dance Club. The festival included performances from various student organizations on campus, where students danced, sang and engaged in other art forms, such as the Wushu martial art from China. (Jacqueline Gerdne/Daily Bruin)

Regents Lecturer Astra Taylor created the documentary "What is Democracy?" It follows Black Lives Matter protestors, refugees and the works of classical philosophers to explore the titular question. (Courtesy of Astra Taylor)

Q&A: Filmmaker Astra Taylor explores democracy in documentary to be shown at UCLA

Astra Taylor discovered that democracy takes on different meanings depending on whom you ask. The Regents Lecturer and filmmaker of the documentary “What is Democracy?” will showcase her work to UCLA students at the Broad Art Center on Tuesday. Read more...

Photo: Regents Lecturer Astra Taylor created the documentary "What is Democracy?" It follows Black Lives Matter protestors, refugees and the works of classical philosophers to explore the titular question. (Courtesy of Astra Taylor)

Regents Lecturer Astra Taylor created the documentary "What is Democracy?" It follows Black Lives Matter protestors, refugees and the works of classical philosophers to explore the titular question. (Courtesy of Astra Taylor)

Graduate design media arts student Zeynep Abes’ exhibit at the Broad Art Center will feature interactive video projection technology. On display Tuesday, the artwork aims to raise awareness about journalists' rights and struggles in various countries, including her homeland, Turkey. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Upcoming art installation projects shadow of journalistic suppression

Projected silhouettes will illuminate the issues of corruption and persecuted journalists. Graduate design media arts student Zeynep Abes’ exhibition at the Broad Art Center will feature interactive video projection technology. Read more...

Photo: Graduate design media arts student Zeynep Abes’ exhibit at the Broad Art Center will feature interactive video projection technology. On display Tuesday, the artwork aims to raise awareness about journalists' rights and struggles in various countries, including her homeland, Turkey. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Graduate design media arts student Zeynep Abes’ exhibit at the Broad Art Center will feature interactive video projection technology. On display Tuesday, the artwork aims to raise awareness about journalists' rights and struggles in various countries, including her homeland, Turkey. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

King Princess took the stage for her "Pussy is God" tour stop at the Fonda Theatre wearing a white tank top and blue velvet pants. The alternative singer remixed popular songs such as "1950."
(Courtesy of Kaia Sherry)

Concert review: King Princess leans into her rebellious and provocative persona with rock vibes

King Princess disappeared into a thick plume of smoke, Juuling to the deep thrum of the bass. Establishing herself in the pop world, the 20-year-old alternative artist burst onto the scene in early 2018 with her single “1950,” which she describes as an ode to unrequited queer love. Read more...

Photo: King Princess took the stage for her "Pussy is God" tour stop at the Fonda Theatre wearing a white tank top and blue velvet pants. The alternative singer remixed popular songs such as "1950." (Courtesy of Kaia Sherry)

King Princess took the stage for her "Pussy is God" tour stop at the Fonda Theatre wearing a white tank top and blue velvet pants. The alternative singer remixed popular songs such as "1950."
(Courtesy of Kaia Sherry)


Taylor Swift’s album “reputation” was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at The Grammys. Her sixth studio album was the fastest album to hit number one on iTunes after its release, and her stadium tour that grossed $345 million.
(Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Second Take: Are 2019′s Grammy nominations wrongful snubs or fair judgments?

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards show features many controversial nominations. Daily Bruin staffers predicted who would take home some of the main awards (see graphics) and columnist Eli Countryman discussed the rumored snubs. Read more...

Photo: Taylor Swift’s album “reputation” was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at The Grammys. Her sixth studio album was the fastest album to hit number one on iTunes after its release, and her stadium tour that grossed $345 million. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Taylor Swift’s album “reputation” was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at The Grammys. Her sixth studio album was the fastest album to hit number one on iTunes after its release, and her stadium tour that grossed $345 million.
(Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)