Saturday, September 23

"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)

Shia LaBeouf smiles during #ALLMYMOVIES, a livestream of the actor watching all his films in reverse chronological order. LaBeouf has produced a series of performance art pieces in 2015 designed to push artistic boundaries and inspire unconventional thought. (newhive.com)

Second Take: Shia LaBeouf’s eccentric 2015 performance art dismantles celebrity

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: Shia LaBeouf smiles during #ALLMYMOVIES, a livestream of the actor watching all his films in reverse chronological order. LaBeouf has produced a series of performance art pieces in 2015 designed to push artistic boundaries and inspire unconventional thought. (newhive.com)

Shia LaBeouf smiles during #ALLMYMOVIES, a livestream of the actor watching all his films in reverse chronological order. LaBeouf has produced a series of performance art pieces in 2015 designed to push artistic boundaries and inspire unconventional thought. (newhive.com)


Nootropic supplements, compounds belonging to the same family as caffeine, have shown some memory and cognitive-enhancing effects. Research is still limited and mostly unregulated by the Food and Drug Administration. (Creative Commons photo by DAEllis via Flickr)

Rethinking study drugs: nootropics, the cognitive-enhancing compounds

As we go into the final stretch of the quarter, many of us are dying for an extra boost as we start to study for finals. Read more...

Photo: Nootropic supplements, compounds belonging to the same family as caffeine, have shown some memory and cognitive-enhancing effects. Research is still limited and mostly unregulated by the Food and Drug Administration. (Creative Commons photo by DAEllis via Flickr)

Nootropic supplements, compounds belonging to the same family as caffeine, have shown some memory and cognitive-enhancing effects. Research is still limited and mostly unregulated by the Food and Drug Administration. (Creative Commons photo by DAEllis via Flickr)


Revising the Westwood Village Specific Plan, a document that regulates business development in the district, should be a group effort. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

Westwood, for rent: Yesterday’s plan, tomorrow’s Village

The fourth post in a series on Westwood. This week: why – and how – the Westwood Village Specific Plan should be updated. Imagine a Westwood Village with a lack of balance in its businesses: more than a dozen movie screens and 15 burger joints, but no grocery stores. Read more...

Photo: Revising the Westwood Village Specific Plan, a document that regulates business development in the district, should be a group effort. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

Revising the Westwood Village Specific Plan, a document that regulates business development in the district, should be a group effort. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

Students portray presidential candidates at Bruins for Rubio mock debate on Nov. 18. (Ara Shirinian/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Quad: A long campaign season can save us from President Trump

“Everyone should get a bigger piece of the pie. Who doesn’t love pie? Who doesn’t love America?” The line came from none other than Donald Trump – or at least an actor portraying the cantankerous mogul, along with other students portraying Marco Rubio, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina at a mock debate hosted by Bruins for Rubio on Nov. Read more...

Photo: Students portray presidential candidates at Bruins for Rubio mock debate on Nov. 18. (Ara Shirinian/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Students portray presidential candidates at Bruins for Rubio mock debate on Nov. 18. (Ara Shirinian/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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