Wednesday, December 19

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(Courtesy of Universal Pictures)

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Movie review: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ paints visual poetry woven with incisive critique

“Moonlight” was only the beginning for director Barry Jenkins. Almost two years after his second feature film’s best picture win, Jenkins’ name has resurfaced in the Oscars conversation following the release of his highly anticipated new film “If Beale Street Could Talk.” Adapted from James Baldwin’s 1974 novel, the film is a delicate period romance and a poignant depiction of racial injustice that showcases Jenkins’ penchant for poetic visual storytelling. Read more...

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Authors John Prendergest, Chouchou Namegabe and Fidel Bafilemba, alongside photographer Ryan Gosling, discussed their collaborative project at the Fowler Museum: a nonfiction book entitled “Congo Stories.” (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)
Authors John Prendergest, Chouchou Namegabe and Fidel Bafilemba, alongside photographer Ryan Gosling, discussed their collaborative project at the Fowler Museum: a nonfiction book entitled “Congo Stories.” (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)

Taylor Mac will perform in "Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce" in Royce Hall on Friday and Saturday. Machine Dazzle designed the two outfits for the show, using objects like pig heads and elf fingers.(Courtesy of  Little Fang Photography)
Taylor Mac will perform in "Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce" in Royce Hall on Friday and Saturday. Machine Dazzle designed the two outfits for the show, using objects like pig heads and elf fingers.(Courtesy of  Little Fang Photography)

David Kipen, a UCLA Writing Programs Lecturer, wrote "Dear Los Angeles: The City in Diaries and Letters," a novel that published Tuesday. Kipen compiled letters and diaries by Los Angeles dwellers and passersby in the work. (Courtesy of Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times)
David Kipen, a UCLA Writing Programs Lecturer, wrote "Dear Los Angeles: The City in Diaries and Letters," a novel that published Tuesday. Kipen compiled letters and diaries by Los Angeles dwellers and passersby in the work. (Courtesy of Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times)

(Courtesy of Netflix)
(Courtesy of Netflix)

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(Cody Wilson/Daily Bruin)


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