Monday, February 24

Professor gives new sound, vigor to French poems in his translations

English associate professor Brian Kim Stefans said his translations of Arthur Rimbaud will give new light to the rebel, revolutionary and intellectual. Stefans is in the process of publishing a book of these translations entitled “Festivals of Patience: The Verse Poems of Rimbaud,” after one of Rimbaud’s poems. Read more...

Photo: English associate professor Brian Kim Stefans is working on a book entitled “Festivals of Patience: The Verse Poems of Rimbaud,” in which he translates the work of French poet Arthur Rimbaud. While translating, Stefans said he aims to preserve the intended sounds and rhythms of each poem. (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)


Short film and documentary ensures accessible experience for deaf-blind community

“The Feeling Through Experience” brings accessibility to the silver screen. With the support of the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths & Adults, the short film and accompanying documentary will be screened Wednesday in the James Bridges Theater. Read more...

Photo: Director Doug Roland’s “The Feeling Through Experience” will be screened Wednesday in the James Bridges Theater. He said that, to make the film accessible to blind and deaf communities, casting demanded an army of interpreters as many auditions took place over video chat with interpreters on both sides. (Xiomara Novo/Daily Bruin)



Movie review: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ designs updated for fans, still runs short on entertainment

Sonic’s first live-action movie turned out to be a run-of-the-mill family action flick, despite months of viral Twitter drama. The film, featuring the famous 1990s video game character, has been in the works for almost 30 years, but it was the first official trailer for “Sonic the Hedgehog” that set the internet ablaze in April. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Sega of America)


Inconsistency of ‘Star Wars’ sequel series fails fans in trying to appease them

Warning: spoilers ahead. The finale of “Star Wars” has made less money than “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” Having grossed $1.065 billion, “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker” is hardly a financial failure, but such numbers are somewhat underwhelming for a film that supposedly concludes a 42-year-old story. Read more...

Photo: (Emily Dembinski/Daily Bruin)


UCLA Dancesport to host Sunset Classic, inviting dancers of all skill levels

Sunset Classic features members of UCLA’s Dancesport Club as hosts of the club’s inaugural ballroom dance competition. Alumnus Taylor Lane Daymude said the club’s coordination and fundraising for the competition is heavily student-run. Read more...

Photo: The Sunset Classic dance competition will bring together beginners and professionals alike to compete. Hosted by UCLA’s Dancesport Club, the event aims to spreads awareness about the presence of ballroom dance on campus and in the dance world. (Courtney Quirmbach/Daily Bruin)