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Director of the Taiwan Academy in Westwood Village Bill Su-pao Chang, and alumnus and gallery assistant Stephen Ou display work by contemporary Taiwanese artists including Isa Ho and Hao Ni. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)
Director of the Taiwan Academy in Westwood Village Bill Su-pao Chang, and alumnus and gallery assistant Stephen Ou display work by contemporary Taiwanese artists including Isa Ho and Hao Ni. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Lori Needleman took classes at UCLA before becoming a blogger and photographer, now based in Spain. (Courtesy of Lori Needleman)
Lori Needleman took classes at UCLA before becoming a blogger and photographer, now based in Spain. (Courtesy of Lori Needleman)

Graduate student Tara Turnbull wrote, directed and produced "The Sunrise Club," which tells the story of a group of students experiencing their last sunrise on Earth before moving to another planet. Turnbull said the plot was inspired by the impacts humans can have on Earth's ecology and the possible consequences. (Shelby Scoggins/Daily Bruin)
Graduate student Tara Turnbull wrote, directed and produced "The Sunrise Club," which tells the story of a group of students experiencing their last sunrise on Earth before moving to another planet. Turnbull said the plot was inspired by the impacts humans can have on Earth's ecology and the possible consequences. (Shelby Scoggins/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumnus Stephen Karr will conduct the opera "The Center Cannot Hold" beginning Friday. It was composed by Professor Kenneth Wells based on the memoir of Elyn Saks, a professor at USC, who was previously diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Opera drawn from autobiography explores experience of schizophrenia

Elyn Saks felt suffocated, trapped in a room filled with doctors. She lay restrained with leather bounds, her hands and feet tied, she said. It was her first year at Yale Law School; she was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, a psychosis defined by paranoid delusions, hallucinations, dysfunctional ways of thinking and agitated body movements, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Read more...

UCLA alumnus Stephen Karr will conduct the opera "The Center Cannot Hold" beginning Friday. It was composed by Professor Kenneth Wells based on the memoir of Elyn Saks, a professor at USC, who was previously diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

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Theater Review: “Big Sky”

“Big Sky” makes even the most dysfunctional of families look cuddly in comparison. The Geffen Playhouse’s latest show is hilarious and touching; there is something horrible yet intriguing about being privy to another person’s dirty laundry. Read more...

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Real life married couple Jocelyn Towne and Simon Helberg will play onstage couple Alain and Annette Reille in L.A. Theatre Works' production of "God of Carnage." (Courtesy of Sam McCay)
Real life married couple Jocelyn Towne and Simon Helberg will play onstage couple Alain and Annette Reille in L.A. Theatre Works' production of "God of Carnage." (Courtesy of Sam McCay)


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