Derek Nguyen’s research into human eyes taught him that dilation of the pupils occurs from fear, excitement and sexual attraction.
The knowledge he acquired culminated in his short film “Dilation,” which involves a vigilante who assassinates sexual predators.
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” builds Han Solo piece by piece but falls just shy of a compelling narrative.
As the second stand-alone film outside of the sequel trilogy, “Solo” chronicles the story of the galaxy’s favorite grizzled outlaw, Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich), and his path from a hopeful young thief to a disillusioned smuggler.
Evelina Stampa’s school got in trouble for discussing “Spring Awakening” in class, but now in graduate school, she’s directing the same play on the main stage of the Little Theater.
Some musicians may frown upon heckling, but mariachi performers often encourage supportive yelling, or grito, during their concerts.
Grito can often be heard at performances by Mariachi de Uclatlán, a performance branch of UCLA’s Music of Mexico Ensemble.
A group of students dressed in carrot costumes strutted down the runway at Dance Marathon, throwing carrots at the energized crowd.
Dressed as carrots for their namesake color, Team Orange walked away with first place in Dance Marathon’s Color Wars fashion show.
Citizens of Pasadena, California, may be familiar with the parrots constantly squawking in and around the city, but few know about their native Mexican origins.
The red-crowned parrots, first brought to Los Angeles through the exotic pet trade in the 1970s and 1980s, are the primary focus of “Urban Ark Los Angeles,” one of two environmental documentary shorts produced by the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
The Hot Seat Club has no rules or obligations besides confidentiality, a condition Angelo Pacumio said is key to its success.
Every week, members of the Hot Seat Club gather in Franz Hall and sit in a circle of chairs until someone steps forward to be in the “hot seat.” After someone volunteers, all other members focus their attention on the individual and ask any questions they wish, although no answers are required.
Mount Eerie’s “Now Only” confronts personal tragedy with dry yet remarkably vivid lyrics.
Performing under the moniker “Mount Eerie,” singer and producer Phil Elverum breathes humanity into his lyrics, evoking a tone of sincerity and thoughtfulness unrivaled by most contemporary musicians.
The Game Music Ensemble at UCLA wanted percussive cannons for their “Super Smash Bros.” concert, but the fire marshal wouldn’t allow it.
Instead, the ensemble opted for a giant hammer.
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