Wednesday, June 19

Painter and installation artist Yunhee Min made "Up Close in Distance," an installation in the lobby of the Hammer Museum which will be on display until Oct. 27. It displays a design involving pools of paint of many different colors. (Sim Beauchamp/Daily Bruin)
Painter and installation artist Yunhee Min made "Up Close in Distance," an installation in the lobby of the Hammer Museum which will be on display until Oct. 27. It displays a design involving pools of paint of many different colors. (Sim Beauchamp/Daily Bruin)

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Theater review: ‘The Niceties’ examines emotional fallout and complexity in conversations about race

Ever have an intense conversation with a professor during office hours? Politely asking for a grade change or feigning interest in their research for a recommendation letter might yield awkward encounters, but it surely can’t top “The Niceties.” The play, which will run at the Geffen Playhouse until May 12, follows university student Zoe Wood’s (Jordan Boatman) conversation with her history professor Janine Bosko (Lisa Banes) during her office hours. Read more...

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Lynn Tieu, a second-year business economics student, and Natasha Puthukudy, a second-year design media arts student, are helping plan Bruin Entrepreneurs' second annual Designathon, which is taking place Saturday in Carnesale Commons. (Esther Li/Daily Bruin)
Lynn Tieu, a second-year business economics student, and Natasha Puthukudy, a second-year design media arts student, are helping plan Bruin Entrepreneurs' second annual Designathon, which is taking place Saturday in Carnesale Commons. (Esther Li/Daily Bruin)

Jon & Vinny's opened its second location in Brentwood in mid-January. The restaurant presents a diverse Italian menu with selections at fairly steep prices. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)
Jon & Vinny's opened its second location in Brentwood in mid-January. The restaurant presents a diverse Italian menu with selections at fairly steep prices. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Henry Lien, a UCLA Extension instructor, wrote "Peasprout Chen: Battle of Champions" as the second installment of his book series "Peasprout Chen." The novel was published Jan. 22. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)
Henry Lien, a UCLA Extension instructor, wrote "Peasprout Chen: Battle of Champions" as the second installment of his book series "Peasprout Chen." The novel was published Jan. 22. (James Schaap/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Anna Boyiazis' photography series "Finding Freedom in the Water" shows women in Zanzibar learning to swim. Swimming has traditionally been discouraged among women, but the photo series displays empowered women who break cultural norms. (Courtesy of Anna Boyiazis)
Alumna Anna Boyiazis' photography series "Finding Freedom in the Water" shows women in Zanzibar learning to swim. Swimming has traditionally been discouraged among women, but the photo series displays empowered women who break cultural norms. (Courtesy of Anna Boyiazis)

(Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios)
(Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios)