Sunday, January 19

Movie review: ‘Deadpool 2’

“Deadpool 2” could have stuck in the shadows of its predecessor, but dodged such a downfall, boasting witty remarks all along the way. 20th Century Fox’s Marvel Cinematic Universe endeavor follows mutant superhero Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) as he copes with the death of his girlfriend Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) and tries to stop a young mutant named Russell (Julian Dennison) from seeking revenge on an abusive headmaster. Read more...

Photo: (20th Century Fox)


Alumnus explores heritage through multimedia at Pop-Up Magazine’s LA show

Gustavo Arellano knew exactly what he wanted to talk about on the stage of the Ace Hotel’s theater: a belt. For Arellano, a Latin American studies alumnus, the belt holds personal and political significance for his family and society during the Trump administration. Read more...

Photo: Latin American studies alumnus Gustavo Arellano performed Saturday night at Pop-Up Magazine, a live-performance act centered around immersive storytelling. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)


Video: The Well Being Podcast

The Well Being Podcast is a student-run group that aims to discuss various forms of health and wellness. Podcast host Sophie Matthews, a fourth-year psychology student, describes what listeners can take away from the podcast. Read more...


Student creates alter ego to narrate personal meditations in poetic artwork

Cale Schoenberg expresses his life story through his alter ego, a charismatic yet troubled young man named Padawan. Schoenberg, a fourth-year philosophy student, developed the character who he said he used to created his written and visual art project called “Padwon.” In speaking about the project, Schoenberg refers to it as Padawan’s creation, although the experiences and artistic choices are actually his own. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year philosophy student Cale Schoenberg created a hand-written, visual art piece titled “Padwon.” Schoenberg refers to the piece as the work of a fictional character named Padawan. The piece consists of 16 poems, which are all nailed to a wooden board in the shape of a human. The poems are also broken up into three sections titled “Here,” “Heaven” and “Hell,” which reflect the complexities of Padawan’s personality. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)


Album review: ‘American Utopia’

David Byrne’s “American Utopia” keeps listeners on their toes right from the first minute of the album. Wistful piano melodies begin the first song before delving into hard industrial beats, giving listeners a taste of how Byrne turns musical norms on their heads throughout the album. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Nonesuch Records)


Alumna’s book shines light on forgotten history of Armenian genocide

Kay Mouradian’s mother survived the Armenian genocide at the age of 14. However, while Mouradian heard stories of her mother’s experiences as a child, the alumna wouldn’t really learn about the details of the horrific event until she began writing a book on the subject called “My Mother’s Voice” in her 50s. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Kay Mouradian wrote a novel and released a documentary describing her mother’s experiences during the Armenian Genocide, both titled “My Mother’s Voice.” (Courtesy of Kay Mouradian)


Alumnus’ art uses novel techniques to portray southern African feminism

Meleko Mokgosi condensed one year of research into 21 paintings. The alumnus’ series of paintings, “Bread, Butter, and Power,” which is on view at the Fowler Museum until July 1, explores the theme of feminism in postcolonial southern Africa. Read more...

Photo: Alumnus Meleko Mokgosi painted 21 works as a part of his series “Bread, Butter, and Power, using various nontraditional techniques, such as painting directly on the canvas and using different oils for skin tones, in order to more accurately depict African skin tones. (Courtesy of Meleko Mokgosi and Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles)



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