Monday, September 16

Happn (top left), Peach (bottom left) and The Outbound (right) are new social networking apps that have features similar to existing popular apps. (Happn, TechNewsToday.com, The Outbound)

Second Take: New apps are using old ideas, need more creativity to be successful

Three new apps are making waves in the social networking community. Peach, Happn and The Outbound bear resemblances to Facebook, Tinder and Yelp, respectively. However, only one of them has the potential to replace the original with a new and intriguing concept. Read more...

Photo: Happn (top left), Peach (bottom left) and The Outbound (right) are new social networking apps that have features similar to existing popular apps. (Happn, TechNewsToday.com, The Outbound)

Happn (top left), Peach (bottom left) and The Outbound (right) are new social networking apps that have features similar to existing popular apps. (Happn, TechNewsToday.com, The Outbound)

Free tickets to The Broad museum, Los Angeles' newest major art museum, are reserved through March. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

The impact of social media on museums, art

We’ve all seen it before: people crowding Chris Burden’s “Urban Lights” exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to take photos peeking out from behind lamp posts, while others take selfies in the reflection of Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrored Room” at The Broad museum. Read more...

Photo: Free tickets to The Broad museum, Los Angeles' newest major art museum, are reserved through March. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

Free tickets to The Broad museum, Los Angeles' newest major art museum, are reserved through March. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

"The Girl in the Spider's Web" by David Lagercrantz (left) is the fourth book of Stieg Larsson's "Millennium Series." Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" (right) is the sequel to her novel "To Kill a Mockingbird." Both novels were released in 2015. (Alfred A. Knopf and HarperCollins)

Second Take: 2015’s biggest book sequels fail to carry legacy

This week, Daily Bruin A&E is counting down to the new year by looking back at the best and worst events in the arts and entertainment world of 2015. Read more...

Photo: "The Girl in the Spider's Web" by David Lagercrantz (left) is the fourth book of Stieg Larsson's "Millennium Series." Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" (right) is the sequel to her novel "To Kill a Mockingbird." Both novels were released in 2015. (Alfred A. Knopf and HarperCollins)

"The Girl in the Spider's Web" by David Lagercrantz (left) is the fourth book of Stieg Larsson's "Millennium Series." Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" (right) is the sequel to her novel "To Kill a Mockingbird." Both novels were released in 2015. (Alfred A. Knopf and HarperCollins)


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DIY Pumpkin Candle

Daily Bruin Video makes simple pumpkin candles, perfect for a busy college student on a budget. A pumpkin, candle and knife are all you need to make this adorable decoration. Read more...

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Spotify is the juggernaut of music streaming apps, but there are great alternatives. (Creative Commons photo by Aurimas via Flickr)

Three useful music apps that aren’t Spotify

Unlike music lovers of yore, today’s college students no longer have to rely on friends’ mixtapes, word-of-mouth or the radio to find new music, local concerts and other ways of filling their need for music. Read more...

Photo: Spotify is the juggernaut of music streaming apps, but there are great alternatives. (Creative Commons photo by Aurimas via Flickr)

Spotify is the juggernaut of music streaming apps, but there are great alternatives. (Creative Commons photo by Aurimas via Flickr)


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