Friday, September 21

Drag queens Ginger Minj and Bob the Drag Queen star as Catastrawberry and Cocoa Fondue in the short film “The Cocoa Fondue Show,” which goes behind the scenes of a fictional variety show. 
(Courtesy of Andrew Arnold)

Alumnus looks to expand portrayals of drag with new short film

Drag and “30 Rock” blend to create “The Cocoa Fondue Show.” Inspired by the high profile drag queens on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” alumnus Andrew Arnold’s short film follows fictional starlet Cocoa Fondue as she sets out to create her own variety show. Read more...

Photo: Drag queens Ginger Minj and Bob the Drag Queen star as Catastrawberry and Cocoa Fondue in the short film “The Cocoa Fondue Show,” which goes behind the scenes of a fictional variety show. (Courtesy of Andrew Arnold)

Drag queens Ginger Minj and Bob the Drag Queen star as Catastrawberry and Cocoa Fondue in the short film “The Cocoa Fondue Show,” which goes behind the scenes of a fictional variety show. 
(Courtesy of Andrew Arnold)

Rising third-year Carisse (CJ) Zepeda, a design media arts student, spent only two days designing a bikini for rising third-year Lily Chaeyoun Kim to wear in the Miss Korea USA pageant. 
(Courtesy of Danny Lee)

DESMA student wins Miss Korea USA pageant rocking design from fellow Bruin

Lily Chaeyoun Kim never considered participating in a pageant until she was approached by a Korean designer at a hair salon in October. The designer happened to be sitting next to Kim at the salon and asked her to model for her in Los Angeles Fashion Week. Read more...

Photo: Rising third-year Carisse (CJ) Zepeda, a design media arts student, spent only two days designing a bikini for rising third-year Lily Chaeyoun Kim to wear in the Miss Korea USA pageant. (Courtesy of Danny Lee)

Rising third-year Carisse (CJ) Zepeda, a design media arts student, spent only two days designing a bikini for rising third-year Lily Chaeyoun Kim to wear in the Miss Korea USA pageant. 
(Courtesy of Danny Lee)

Gina Kim, a professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, combined home videos and 12 years worth of footage for her documentary “Faces of Seoul.” She aimed to capture her memories of the locations she frequented as a child. (Courtesy of Gina Kim)

Professor’s film on transformation of Seoul adapted into book

Gina Kim filmed the wreckage of a collapsed Seoul department store in 1995. The footage was part of her attempt to retain memory of what her city was once like before it went through significant infrastructural change. Read more...

Photo: Gina Kim, a professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, combined home videos and 12 years worth of footage for her documentary “Faces of Seoul.” She aimed to capture her memories of the locations she frequented as a child. (Courtesy of Gina Kim)

Gina Kim, a professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, combined home videos and 12 years worth of footage for her documentary “Faces of Seoul.” She aimed to capture her memories of the locations she frequented as a child. (Courtesy of Gina Kim)

Rising second-year applied mathematics student Gabrielle Lorenzi created an Instagram account dedicated to vegan food recipes when she was in high school. Now her page, which also includes posts about fitness and personal life, has over 4,000 followers. (Courtesy of Dena Lorenzi)

Student’s vegan Instagram account serves up colorful posts of original recipes

Gabrielle Lorenzi pours a thick, homemade smoothie into a bowl almost every morning before adorning the beverage with a variety of colorful fruits. Before indulging in her creation, though, she snaps a picture to post on her “foodstagram.” Lorenzi created her Instagram account @yesletseat her junior year of high school as a way to share original vegan recipes and meals with friends and family. Read more...

Photo: Rising second-year applied mathematics student Gabrielle Lorenzi created an Instagram account dedicated to vegan food recipes when she was in high school. Now her page, which also includes posts about fitness and personal life, has over 4,000 followers. (Courtesy of Dena Lorenzi)

Rising second-year applied mathematics student Gabrielle Lorenzi created an Instagram account dedicated to vegan food recipes when she was in high school. Now her page, which also includes posts about fitness and personal life, has over 4,000 followers. (Courtesy of Dena Lorenzi)

EDM duo ANIMVLZ consists of Brandon Lugo and alumnus Andrew Feng, who blend dubstep and future bass to encourage a high-energy response from a crowd, Lugo said. 
(Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

EDM duo ANIMVLZ fuses dubstep, future bass to create new musical experience

Brandon Lugo’s grandmother watched him perform an electronic dance music set in Las Vegas in November. Having grown up in the hippie era of the ’60s and ’70s, she was also in attendance at the Woodstock-inspired student music festival, Westwoodstock, just a month after her 70th birthday to watch Lugo play. Read more...

Photo: EDM duo ANIMVLZ consists of Brandon Lugo and alumnus Andrew Feng, who blend dubstep and future bass to encourage a high-energy response from a crowd, Lugo said. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

EDM duo ANIMVLZ consists of Brandon Lugo and alumnus Andrew Feng, who blend dubstep and future bass to encourage a high-energy response from a crowd, Lugo said. 
(Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of Virgin EMI Records)

Album review: ‘High as Hope’

Florence and the Machine’s latest album has the same whimsical fairytale sound found on the band’s first three releases. But make no mistake: “High As Hope” represents a major shift in the group’s overall demeanor. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Virgin EMI Records)

(Courtesy of Virgin EMI Records)

"La Leyenda Negra," a feature film created by MFA student Patricia Vidal Delgado, follows a student with temporary protected status who is a member of an underground anarchist movement. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Student film spotlights undocumented teens, critiques Trump administration

Patricia Vidal Delgado said if she wasn’t completing her thesis project at UCLA, her film would likely not get funding from anywhere. The directing student will spend her summer shooting the feature film “La Leyenda Negra,” which translates to “The Black Legend.” The film follows Aleteia, a Salvadoran student in Compton, California, with temporary protected status who is also a member of an underground anarchist movement protesting the administration of President Donald Trump. Read more...

Photo: "La Leyenda Negra," a feature film created by MFA student Patricia Vidal Delgado, follows a student with temporary protected status who is a member of an underground anarchist movement. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

"La Leyenda Negra," a feature film created by MFA student Patricia Vidal Delgado, follows a student with temporary protected status who is a member of an underground anarchist movement. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)


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