Monday, September 24

"The Carton Tongue," a fictional short film created for an intensive summer film program, portrays the struggles many LGBTQ individuals face around the world. Blake McCormack plays Mourad, the closeted Moroccan jailer who encounters his imprisoned former lover. 
(Courtesy of Chelsea Giles)

Student short film hopes to expand depictions of LGBTQ community beyond US

Two former lovers circumvent their roles as prisoner and prison guard as they pass messages to each other through the inside of a milk carton in “The Carton Tongue.” The short film follows Salam, an imprisoned journalist and gay rights activist in Morocco who discovers that his jailer is his closeted former lover, Mourad. Read more...

Photo: "The Carton Tongue," a fictional short film created for an intensive summer film program, portrays the struggles many LGBTQ individuals face around the world. Blake McCormack plays Mourad, the closeted Moroccan jailer who encounters his imprisoned former lover. (Courtesy of Chelsea Giles)

"The Carton Tongue," a fictional short film created for an intensive summer film program, portrays the struggles many LGBTQ individuals face around the world. Blake McCormack plays Mourad, the closeted Moroccan jailer who encounters his imprisoned former lover. 
(Courtesy of Chelsea Giles)

Izzy Escobar released her debut song, "Broken Wings," celebrating growing from difficult situations. The incoming first-year musical theater student turned to music to overcome adversity, and has been writing music since she was 8 years old. (Courtesy of Izzy Escobar)

Incoming student rises above personal adversity in debut song “Broken Wings”

Izzy Escobar flies with broken wings every day. The incoming first-year musical theater student released her debut song “Broken Wings” on June 25, stemming from her experience of abuse from a stepparent, which she turned into inspiration for her music at a young age. Read more...

Photo: Izzy Escobar released her debut song, "Broken Wings," celebrating growing from difficult situations. The incoming first-year musical theater student turned to music to overcome adversity, and has been writing music since she was 8 years old. (Courtesy of Izzy Escobar)

Izzy Escobar released her debut song, "Broken Wings," celebrating growing from difficult situations. The incoming first-year musical theater student turned to music to overcome adversity, and has been writing music since she was 8 years old. (Courtesy of Izzy Escobar)

Alumna Gretchen McNeil's upcoming novel "#MurderTrending" takes place in a future where government-sanctioned executions are livestreamed via an app. Meant to serve as a commentary on the impact of social media, McNeil said the books reveals how the internet can magnify society's worst impulses. The young adult novel will be released Tuesday. 
(Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Alumna weaves together comedy, gore in new tale of mob mentality in social media

A double doorbell notification from an app, humorously referencing “The Postman Always Rings Twice,” signals gruesome death in Gretchen McNeil’s new book “#MurderTrending.” Huddled at her desk for nine weeks, the UCLA alumna said she produced a seemingly simple narrative following a teenager wrongly convicted of murder, layering it with broader commentary about the omnipresence of social media. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Gretchen McNeil's upcoming novel "#MurderTrending" takes place in a future where government-sanctioned executions are livestreamed via an app. Meant to serve as a commentary on the impact of social media, McNeil said the books reveals how the internet can magnify society's worst impulses. The young adult novel will be released Tuesday. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Alumna Gretchen McNeil's upcoming novel "#MurderTrending" takes place in a future where government-sanctioned executions are livestreamed via an app. Meant to serve as a commentary on the impact of social media, McNeil said the books reveals how the internet can magnify society's worst impulses. The young adult novel will be released Tuesday. 
(Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

G-Eazy came onstage in a car part way through his set in the FivePoint Amphitheatre, having made an outfit change into a white shirt and overalls. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Concert review: G-Eazy at the FivePoint Amphitheatre

G-Eazy wore socks with sandals to rap the night away. After five openers dragging on, the rapper, also known as Gerald Earl Gillum, finally took the stage at the FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, emerging from smoke at 9:45 p.m. Read more...

Photo: G-Eazy came onstage in a car part way through his set in the FivePoint Amphitheatre, having made an outfit change into a white shirt and overalls. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

G-Eazy came onstage in a car part way through his set in the FivePoint Amphitheatre, having made an outfit change into a white shirt and overalls. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA professor Magali Delmas' new book discusses how companies can incorporate green, or ecologically friendly, products that encourage consumers to decrease their environmental footprint. (Courtesy of Lenny Washington)

UCLA staff’s book explores intersection of sustainability, marketing

Nike’s “Considered,” a line of shoes made of cannabis, was released in 2005. Though the company expected the eco-friendly hemp design to attract environmentally conscious consumers, critics panned the earthy look of the shoes and called them “air hobbits.” “Considered” is one of many unsuccessful corporate attempts to market environmental sustainability that Magali Delmas mentions in her book, “The Green Bundle: Pairing the Market with the Planet,” which releases Tuesday. Read more...

Photo: UCLA professor Magali Delmas' new book discusses how companies can incorporate green, or ecologically friendly, products that encourage consumers to decrease their environmental footprint. (Courtesy of Lenny Washington)

UCLA professor Magali Delmas' new book discusses how companies can incorporate green, or ecologically friendly, products that encourage consumers to decrease their environmental footprint. (Courtesy of Lenny Washington)

Though the documentary was originally intended to be a feature film, "Breaking the Mold" became a series as the list of adventurous women that the team wanted to include in the documentary grew. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Women to challenge expectations, inspire girls in UCLA alumna’s upcoming series

Bisi Ademulegun, who goes by Bisi B., plans to ride her Harley-Davidson motorcycle from Southern California all the way to Alaska. Along the way, she will seek out women who lead extraordinary and adventurous lives. Read more...

Photo: Though the documentary was originally intended to be a feature film, "Breaking the Mold" became a series as the list of adventurous women that the team wanted to include in the documentary grew. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Though the documentary was originally intended to be a feature film, "Breaking the Mold" became a series as the list of adventurous women that the team wanted to include in the documentary grew. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Tiffanie Hsu directed the Netflix documentary, "Waterschool." She said distributors like Netflix have expanded the possibilities for potential films and documentaries she may create in the future. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Director of Swarovski’s sustainability documentary shares angle, experiences

Swarovski’s Waterschool initiative spans across 2,400 centers in seven countries, along the world’s major rivers. The program, which aims to educate and empower communities toward water sustainability, is the focus of “Waterschool,” a 70-minute documentary that dropped on Netflix on July 25. Read more...

Photo: Tiffanie Hsu directed the Netflix documentary, "Waterschool." She said distributors like Netflix have expanded the possibilities for potential films and documentaries she may create in the future. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Tiffanie Hsu directed the Netflix documentary, "Waterschool." She said distributors like Netflix have expanded the possibilities for potential films and documentaries she may create in the future. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)


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