Tuesday, June 25

(Juliette Le Saint/Daily Bruin)
(Juliette Le Saint/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of Helen Sloan/HBO)
(Courtesy of Helen Sloan/HBO)

Dancers divided into various teams, represented by colors, during the first hour of Dance Marathon, each participating in chants and dances. The purple team based their chant off Ariana Grande's "7 rings." (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Enthusiasm abounds in Pauley Pavilion as Dance Marathon 2019 begins

A choreographed dance to “Burnin’ Up” by the Jonas Brothers kicked off UCLA’s 18th annual Dance Marathon. The fundraiser’s first hour also featured an address by Pediatric AIDS Coalition President Melissa Miller, a fourth-year political science and Russian Studies student, who explained the theme of this year’s Dance Marathon: embrace. Read more...

Dancers divided into various teams, represented by colors, during the first hour of Dance Marathon, each participating in chants and dances. The purple team based their chant off Ariana Grande's "7 rings." (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

(Qirui Wu, Claire Guo and Franchesca Diaz/Daily Bruin)
(Qirui Wu, Claire Guo and Franchesca Diaz/Daily Bruin)

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2019 Oscars predictions

The Academy shed its distaste for showy blockbuster films for the 2019 Oscars. The eight films nominated for best picture have grossed a combined total of $1.2 billion at the domestic box office – the highest-earning batch of nominees since 2011. Read more...

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Author Evgenia Citkowitz will discuss her novel "The Shades" at the Hammer Museum moderated by English professor Mona Simpson. Citkowitz will read an excerpt of her novel, which explores the anguish of a family following the death of their 16-year-old daughter. (Courtesy of Natalya Sands)
Author Evgenia Citkowitz will discuss her novel "The Shades" at the Hammer Museum moderated by English professor Mona Simpson. Citkowitz will read an excerpt of her novel, which explores the anguish of a family following the death of their 16-year-old daughter. (Courtesy of Natalya Sands)

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Movie review: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ paints visual poetry woven with incisive critique

“Moonlight” was only the beginning for director Barry Jenkins. Almost two years after his second feature film’s best picture win, Jenkins’ name has resurfaced in the Oscars conversation following the release of his highly anticipated new film “If Beale Street Could Talk.” Adapted from James Baldwin’s 1974 novel, the film is a delicate period romance and a poignant depiction of racial injustice that showcases Jenkins’ penchant for poetic visual storytelling. Read more...

(Courtesy of Tatum Mangus/Annapurna Pictures)


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