Saturday, April 4

Book review: "Epsiolon Zeta"

Jock Young “Epsilon Zeta” HARBOR HOUSE BOOKS The closing pages of “Epsilon Zeta,” a novel by Jock Young, bear a striking resemblance to its opening pages. Read more...


TV comedy gives UCLA actor a shot at fame

The city of Los Angeles is full of struggling actors. After graduation, Sunkrish Bala will not be one of them. Bala, a graduating UCLA theater student with an emphasis in acting, has a supporting role in a pilot for a new television show called “Notes from the Underbelly.” The show has been picked up by ABC for the upcoming fall season. Read more...


UCLA has a secret

In November of 2004, Frank Warren, a small business owner in Germantown, Md., printed up 3,000 self-addressed postcards and handed them out to strangers. These, he told them, were to share a secret, which had to be something true and something they had never shared with anybody else before. Read more...


Revolutionary runway

Tonight, those who choose to enter Ackerman Grand Ballroom will experience a revolution. Created by and for UCLA students, this revolution is a multimedia event produced by UCLA Fashion and Student Trends, a campus organization that provides students with the opportunity to take on different roles as they work together to create, among other things, a completely sweatshop-free fashion show. Read more...


Future of the festival

This weekend, there are two events in Southern California that are expecting an attendance of over 100,000 people. There is the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, held in Indio, which is charging people a record-high of $197.25 for two days’ admission, including the various service charges. Read more...


Humor crosses boundaries

After announcing himself in the third person on a loudspeaker backstage at his April 5 show, Bill Bailey energetically strode out to his microphone, settled amid an array of unlikely musical instruments, and concisely informed the audience that “there are three jokes in this show.” He promptly began the first with, “Three blokes walk into a pub” trailing off midway through, unapologetically explaining that he always seems to lose faith in his jokes halfway through. Read more...


Italian Games

This quarter, the UCLA Department of Theater decided to try something old and something new. The 16th-century French comedy “The Marriage of Figaro” by Pierre Augustin de Beaumarchais opens today and will run in repertory through March 11 along with “Il Gelosi,” written and directed by visiting UCLA Professor David Bridel, in collaboration with graduate acting students. Read more...