Friday, August 23

The Giant Kites of Guatemala event taught attendees how to make a Guatemalan five-pointed star kite. These smaller style kites eventually led to larger ones, which can weigh hundreds of pounds and are used in Guatemalan Day of the Dead celebrations. While the Day of the Dead is not until November, the workshop taught attendees about the kite’s traditional origins. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)
The Giant Kites of Guatemala event taught attendees how to make a Guatemalan five-pointed star kite. These smaller style kites eventually led to larger ones, which can weigh hundreds of pounds and are used in Guatemalan Day of the Dead celebrations. While the Day of the Dead is not until November, the workshop taught attendees about the kite’s traditional origins. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

The 50th annual San Diego Comic-Con took place this weekend, with many attendees cosplaying as their favorite characters. Production studios such as Marvel Studios and NBC held panels throughout the event featuring announcements and previews. (Jordan Wilson/Daily Bruin)
The 50th annual San Diego Comic-Con took place this weekend, with many attendees cosplaying as their favorite characters. Production studios such as Marvel Studios and NBC held panels throughout the event featuring announcements and previews. (Jordan Wilson/Daily Bruin)

Graduate acting student Ulato Sam will dance in the Hollywood Carnival Parade with Winery Mas, a Caribbean "mas" band. The group will wear masquerade costumes dedicated to a larger cultural theme. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)
Graduate acting student Ulato Sam will dance in the Hollywood Carnival Parade with Winery Mas, a Caribbean "mas" band. The group will wear masquerade costumes dedicated to a larger cultural theme. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Rayana Jay brought a vocal element the 33rd annual JazzReggae festival. The R&B singer sang slow and fast tempo tunes, showcasing her voice in a manner comparable to soul singers like Diana Ross and Mary J. Blige. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)
Rayana Jay brought a vocal element the 33rd annual JazzReggae festival. The R&B singer sang slow and fast tempo tunes, showcasing her voice in a manner comparable to soul singers like Diana Ross and Mary J. Blige. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Participants in the marathon reading of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" will cover all 52 sections. The many voices involved should reflect the complexity of the perspectives found in his work, said Amber West, a UCLA Writing Programs lecturer. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Participants in the marathon reading of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" will cover all 52 sections. The many voices involved should reflect the complexity of the perspectives found in his work, said Amber West, a UCLA Writing Programs lecturer. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Graduate acting student Chelsea Giles wanted to translate the magic she has experienced in her own queer relationships, so she directed the short film “Grapefruit.” The absurdist romantic comedy follows two women brought together by an unnamed narrator. 
(Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)
Graduate acting student Chelsea Giles wanted to translate the magic she has experienced in her own queer relationships, so she directed the short film “Grapefruit.” The absurdist romantic comedy follows two women brought together by an unnamed narrator. 
(Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Ali Jaberansari wrote and directed "Tehran: City of Love," one of the films that was screened as a part of the Celebration of Iranian Cinema. The series will run through May 11 and aims to highlight the latest trends in Persian film. (Courtesy of UCLA Film and Television Archive)
Ali Jaberansari wrote and directed "Tehran: City of Love," one of the films that was screened as a part of the Celebration of Iranian Cinema. The series will run through May 11 and aims to highlight the latest trends in Persian film. (Courtesy of UCLA Film and Television Archive)


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