Tuesday, November 20

Alumnus Leland Frankel worked alongside alumnus Venk Potula to create “Woke,” a short film following Sunny, a Pakistani-American aspiring rapper, and Rebecca, an African-American activist. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Alumni’s short film questions intersection of art, social activism

Art for art’s sake has been a long-standing debate. UCLA alumni Leland Frankel and Venk Potula dissect this issue in their new short film “Woke.” The two created the film using a script originally intended for a playwriting competition in New York City. Read more...

Photo: Alumnus Leland Frankel worked alongside alumnus Venk Potula to create “Woke,” a short film following Sunny, a Pakistani-American aspiring rapper, and Rebecca, an African-American activist. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Alumnus Leland Frankel worked alongside alumnus Venk Potula to create “Woke,” a short film following Sunny, a Pakistani-American aspiring rapper, and Rebecca, an African-American activist. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)


Emma Lehman created Embruindery, an on-campus club for embroidery and other fiber arts, including knitting, quilting and sewing. Lehman, a first-year English student, also creates personal embroidery patches. She takes requests from friends and family, and designs patches of her own, using them to decorate jackets, shorts and pants. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

‘Embruindery’ club aims to revitalize fiber arts among students

Embroidery is often associated with grandmothers and vintage handkerchiefs, but Emma Lehman said she hopes to revive the art form with a modern twist. Lehman, a first-year English student, created Embruindery, an embroidery club on campus, that she hopes will act as a ‘catch-all’ club for fiber arts, including embroidery, sewing, knitting and quilting. Read more...

Photo: Emma Lehman created Embruindery, an on-campus club for embroidery and other fiber arts, including knitting, quilting and sewing. Lehman, a first-year English student, also creates personal embroidery patches. She takes requests from friends and family, and designs patches of her own, using them to decorate jackets, shorts and pants. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Emma Lehman created Embruindery, an on-campus club for embroidery and other fiber arts, including knitting, quilting and sewing. Lehman, a first-year English student, also creates personal embroidery patches. She takes requests from friends and family, and designs patches of her own, using them to decorate jackets, shorts and pants. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

The Russian String Orchestra will play a composition in Schoenberg Hall by doctoral student Shahab Paranj. The orchestra performed the student-composed works in Moscow, but will bring them to the West Coast for their Monday performance.
(Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Cultural harmony found in concert with Russian String Orchestra, UCLA composers

Six chosen UCLA student composers will finally hear their works performed live after traveling on a full tour in Moscow. UCLA music professor Richard Danielpour, along with other members of the composition faculty, recently sifted through 30 submitted works by student composers and chose six of them they believed would be worthy of being played by the Russian String Orchestra across Russia. Read more...

Photo: The Russian String Orchestra will play a composition in Schoenberg Hall by doctoral student Shahab Paranj. The orchestra performed the student-composed works in Moscow, but will bring them to the West Coast for their Monday performance. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

The Russian String Orchestra will play a composition in Schoenberg Hall by doctoral student Shahab Paranj. The orchestra performed the student-composed works in Moscow, but will bring them to the West Coast for their Monday performance.
(Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

(Creative Commons photo courtesy of rodrigoferrari/Wikimedia Commons)

Second Take: Kanye cannot back away from his political havoc with one tweet

I’m going to let you finish, Kanye, but Taylor Swift had one of the best political social media posts of all time. In contrast to Swift, who entered the political ring with a highly political Instagram post in early October, Kanye West announced Tuesday that he’d be distancing himself from politics to focus on his creative efforts. Read more...

Photo: (Creative Commons photo courtesy of rodrigoferrari/Wikimedia Commons)

(Creative Commons photo courtesy of rodrigoferrari/Wikimedia Commons)




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