Saturday, February 22


Alumna pushes YouTube literary community to take a leaf out of diversity’s book

Christina Mitchell fell in love slowly, then all at once with “The Fault in Our Stars.” After reading John Green’s novel, the alumna said she scoured the corners of YouTube to see how others had responded to the book. Read more...

Photo: Christina Mitchell uses her YouTube channel “Christina Marie” to discuss issues of diversity, such as lack of representation, in the book community. Mitchell, frustrated by the silence on issues such as police brutality, uses her channel to speak out. (Courtesy of Christina Marie Mitchell)


Aaron Chadrick embraces vulnerability, identity to share emotional experiences

Aaron Chadrick Revilla’s New Year’s resolution: Sing a song, post it to Instagram and repeat the process for 364 days. With his participation in the melodious Instagram challenge to sing a song a day for a year, the fourth-year psychology student said the year has marked an increased focus on developing his musical skills. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year psychology student Aaron Chadrick Revilla will perform “Gone,” a song inspired by his love life. Although he is Asian American and a member of the LGBTQ community, Chadrick said his music covers universal themes. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)


David Lehman’s poetry reveals his reflections on commonplace oddities

David Lehman found poetry in the beat of his radio, thrumming to its rhythm for 57 days. In his latest book, “Playlist,” Lehman wrote one poem a day from Nov. Read more...

Photo: David Lehman will read selections from his latest book, “Playlist.” The book consists of daily poems he combined into one bigger poem, and he said it is inspired by songs he heard on the radio. (Courtesy of David Lehman)


Pop-up review: WonderWorld’s display of whimsy lives up to world down the rabbit hole

WonderWorld, tucked under a shaded awning, invites visitors to enter a modern rabbit hole. Hailing from New York, the Alice in Wonderland-themed pop-up takes inspiration from the fantastical elements of the classic tale and will be in Los Angeles until Aug. Read more...

Photo: WonderWorld will run until Aug. 31 in West Hollywood. The pop-up, inspired by Alice in Wonderland, features attractions like a giant teacup, mammoth mushrooms and a bear figurine made of roses. (Sim Beauchamp/Daily Bruin)


Hammer Museum screens documentary chronicling life of iconic sex therapist

In the 1980s, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, an elderly Jewish woman with a slight accent, became synonymous with sex, said Liz Goldwyn. The “The Sex Ed” founder said Westheimer’s lengthy career as a sex therapist was chronicled decades later in director Ryan White’s 2019 documentary, “Ask Dr. Read more...

Photo: Dr. Ruth Westheimer gained notoriety in the 1980s as an instigator of the sexual revolution, discussing taboo topics with unusual candidness for her era. She is the subject of the 2019 documentary “Ask Dr. Ruth,” which chronicles Westheimer’s life and lengthy career as a sex therapist. (Courtesy of Heather Levine)


Student’s art examines nexus of 3D graphics, surveillance technology and identity

Hirad Sab used ten-dollar hardware to holographically render faces on a gallery wall. With artistic endeavors informed by his background in coding and programming, Sab said he favors digital applications like Blender, an open-source 3D modeling software, over the typical paint palette. Read more...

Photo: Hirad Sab’s solo exhibition features his recent work titled “Disfigure Refigure,” an installation hosted in Broad Art Center. The graduate student’s exhibition opened Tuesday and ends Thursday. “Disfigure Refigure” is constructed from laser-cut acrylic sheets and is shaped like a cube, hanging from the ceiling by metal cords. The sheets are laid on top of one another and together form a layered image of a human head. Sab said he wanted to make the head shape as ambiguous as possible. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)



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