Pop star Taylor Swift performed "New Romantics" while supported by a crew of backup dancers at Staples Center Monday as part of her 1989 World Tour in Los Angeles. (Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Pop star Taylor Swift performed "New Romantics" while supported by a crew of backup dancers at Staples Center Monday as part of her 1989 World Tour in Los Angeles. (Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin senior staff)

At the Main Stage, solo act Toro y Moi brought funk and dance vibes to the crowd Sunday. (Courtesy of Kelsey Heng)

FYF Fest highlights span musical genres, include Kanye West set

For the second year in a row, Los Angeles’ Exposition Park played host to FYF Fest for two days of eclectic beat-making and expensive food-trucking. With a sprinkling of every genre from noise rock to hardcore hip-hop to dance-funk to anything that might remotely fit in between, Saturday and Sunday demonstrated modern-day American music culture at its most multifaceted, though also at its most uncomfortably disconnected. Read more...

At the Main Stage, solo act Toro y Moi brought funk and dance vibes to the crowd Sunday. (Courtesy of Kelsey Heng)

The Pac Men, an '80s cover band, was one of the night's biggest attractions. Dressing in vibrant '80s attire and led by their lead singer Sting Ray, The Pac Men gave audiences a nostalgic '80s dance party and a night to remember. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)
The Pac Men, an '80s cover band, was one of the night's biggest attractions. Dressing in vibrant '80s attire and led by their lead singer Sting Ray, The Pac Men gave audiences a nostalgic '80s dance party and a night to remember. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Nicki Minaj's music video for her song "Anaconda," was nominated for the MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, while Taylor Swift's music video for "Bad Blood" garnered a nomination for Video of the Year and Best Collaboration. (Courtesy of Young Money, Big Machine)
Nicki Minaj's music video for her song "Anaconda," was nominated for the MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, while Taylor Swift's music video for "Bad Blood" garnered a nomination for Video of the Year and Best Collaboration. (Courtesy of Young Money, Big Machine)

The first "Suicide Squad" trailer (above) premiered at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend. (Warner Bros.)

Second Take: ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Suicide Squad’ trailers show DC’s faulty mentality

It’s no mystery why the trailer for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” received a standing ovation at this year’s Comic-Con. It capitalizes on everything that makes director Zack Snyder one of the kings of fandom fodder: the gritty tone, the unfathomable destruction and the score that is more accurately described as loud than anthemic. Read more...

The first "Suicide Squad" trailer (above) premiered at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend. (Warner Bros.)

This year's Comic-Con took place Wednesday through Sunday in San Diego. (Josh Greenberg/Daily Bruin)

Second take: Pros and cons of San Diego Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con, which was held this past weekend, was a four day and five night-long celebration of everything pop culture, from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to “Elfquest.” On the first floor, there was a packed bazaar filled with every kind of toy, showcasing upcoming TV shows and films. Read more...

This year's Comic-Con took place Wednesday through Sunday in San Diego. (Josh Greenberg/Daily Bruin)

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Movie review: ‘Entourage’

“Entourage”Directed by Doug EllinWarner Bros.2.0 / 5.0 paws SPECTRUM GALLERY: Entourage movie premiere In some far off, destitute fantasy landscape known as 2004, Doug Ellin decided to create a television show that should have done for men what “Sex and the City” did for women. Read more...

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