Sunday, August 25


The 1989 cult classic "Heathers," starring Winona Ryder, will celebrate its 30th anniversary Thursday with a screening at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. The event will be co-presented by the UCLA Film and Television Archive and the Vidiots Foundation. (Courtesy of NEW WORLD PICTURES)

Cult classic ‘Heathers’ to celebrate 30th anniversary with LA screening

Making a quality satirical movie has always been difficult, said “Heathers” director Michael Lehmann. But 30 years after its release, “Heathers” still stands as an iconic critique of other teenage films – Lehmann said it is wonderful yet phenomenally strange that anybody is still paying attention to it. Read more...

Photo: The 1989 cult classic "Heathers," starring Winona Ryder, will celebrate its 30th anniversary Thursday with a screening at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. The event will be co-presented by the UCLA Film and Television Archive and the Vidiots Foundation. (Courtesy of NEW WORLD PICTURES)

The 1989 cult classic "Heathers," starring Winona Ryder, will celebrate its 30th anniversary Thursday with a screening at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. The event will be co-presented by the UCLA Film and Television Archive and the Vidiots Foundation. (Courtesy of NEW WORLD PICTURES)

English professor Reed Wilson conceived UCLApoem, a student-run organization that aims to foster an appreciation of poetry across students of all academic backgrounds. UCLApoem will host multiple poetry readings and events throughout spring quarter, encouraging students no matter their prior experience with the subject. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Professor creates organization encouraging students of all majors to explore poetry

Every member of the UCLA community should read or hear a poem sometime between this April and June, said English adjunct assistant professor Reed Wilson. UCLApoem – Wilson’s brainchild – is a new student-run organization that will organize several poetry readings and events during spring quarter, with the goal of directing an annual UCLAPoetry Festival every spring quarter. Read more...

Photo: English professor Reed Wilson conceived UCLApoem, a student-run organization that aims to foster an appreciation of poetry across students of all academic backgrounds. UCLApoem will host multiple poetry readings and events throughout spring quarter, encouraging students no matter their prior experience with the subject. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

English professor Reed Wilson conceived UCLApoem, a student-run organization that aims to foster an appreciation of poetry across students of all academic backgrounds. UCLApoem will host multiple poetry readings and events throughout spring quarter, encouraging students no matter their prior experience with the subject. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Graduate students Su Castillo (left) and Ernest Gardner Jr. (right) worked on the production "The Kitchen." Castillo acts in the show while Gardner constructed the set that portrays a 1958 London restaurant. (Courtesy of UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television)

Kitchen setting in play serves to replicate tension during post-World War II

Fried fish and post-World War II cultures will collide onstage to brew trouble in Macgowan Hall this weekend. UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television’s production of “The Kitchen” will run from Friday to Saturday and from March 5 to 9. Read more...

Photo: Graduate students Su Castillo (left) and Ernest Gardner Jr. (right) worked on the production "The Kitchen." Castillo acts in the show while Gardner constructed the set that portrays a 1958 London restaurant. (Courtesy of UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television)

Graduate students Su Castillo (left) and Ernest Gardner Jr. (right) worked on the production "The Kitchen." Castillo acts in the show while Gardner constructed the set that portrays a 1958 London restaurant. (Courtesy of UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television)



Tara Yazdi, a fourth-year anthropology student, modeled one of Jila Saberi's evening gown during “An Evening of Fashion.” The long silk evening gown is bias cut, a form-fitting style that accentuates the lines and curves of the wearer, said the designer, Saberi. The fashion show was hosted by the Iranian Student Group at UCLA, in association with the Persian-American Cancer Institute. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Fashion show raises funds for cancer research, features local Persian designers

A sold-out crowd filled the seats of the Ackerman Grand Ballroom on Sunday night to see the latest of local Persian fashion. Over 600 people gathered to watch cancer survivors, patients and UCLA students model some of the latest trends in Persian garments, all in an effort to raise funds for the Persian-American Cancer Institute. Read more...

Photo: Tara Yazdi, a fourth-year anthropology student, modeled one of Jila Saberi's evening gown during “An Evening of Fashion.” The long silk evening gown is bias cut, a form-fitting style that accentuates the lines and curves of the wearer, said the designer, Saberi. The fashion show was hosted by the Iranian Student Group at UCLA, in association with the Persian-American Cancer Institute. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Tara Yazdi, a fourth-year anthropology student, modeled one of Jila Saberi's evening gown during “An Evening of Fashion.” The long silk evening gown is bias cut, a form-fitting style that accentuates the lines and curves of the wearer, said the designer, Saberi. The fashion show was hosted by the Iranian Student Group at UCLA, in association with the Persian-American Cancer Institute. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)