Saturday, March 25


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Movie review: ‘Kong: Skull Island’

Even Tom Hiddleston’s brooding blue eyes can’t save “Kong: Skull Island.” The actor spends a surprising amount of screen time gazing off into the distance ponderously, despite the fact that it’s the latest action-packed film about the legendary King Kong. Read more...

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Paniz Arab, a fourth-year global studies student, will participate in the Iranian Student Group's culture show, which will showcase both traditional and modern Iranian dances. (Photo illustration by Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin and Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

ISG culture show presents traditions, heritage of diverse community

Belly dancers rehearsed to the beat of traditional Arab doumbek drums in Freud Playhouse. This year’s iteration of the Iranian Student Group’s annual culture show Friday and Saturday will showcase such traditional and modern Iranian dances, along with singing and comedy skits displaying customs reaching as far back as A.D. Read more...

Photo: Paniz Arab, a fourth-year global studies student, will participate in the Iranian Student Group's culture show, which will showcase both traditional and modern Iranian dances. (Photo illustration by Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin and Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Paniz Arab, a fourth-year global studies student, will participate in the Iranian Student Group's culture show, which will showcase both traditional and modern Iranian dances. (Photo illustration by Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin and Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)


UCLA alumna Marguerite French plays Mother God in a modern rendition of "Paradise Lost." She tries to convey the celestial nature of the female God in her body movements during the silent play. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

‘Paradise Lost: Reclaiming Destiny’ to open Friday, starring UCLA alumna

Marguerite French is 5 feet 5 inches tall and of slender build. Yet she played a large, intimidating man and murderer in a gender-reversed production of the “The Revenger’s Tragedy.” French changed the way she walked so that she would appear bigger, and she spoke in a deeper, more confident voice to create the persona of a man. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumna Marguerite French plays Mother God in a modern rendition of "Paradise Lost." She tries to convey the celestial nature of the female God in her body movements during the silent play. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA alumna Marguerite French plays Mother God in a modern rendition of "Paradise Lost." She tries to convey the celestial nature of the female God in her body movements during the silent play. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Members of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club practice martial arts on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The sport includes many moves on the ground between opponents. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Jiujitsu club allows students to explore new athletic form

Ten bodies writhed around me on the padded blue mats of the John Wooden Blue Room, attempting to escape the grasps of their sparring partner. I witnessed the complicated sparring techniques of the members of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club, which meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, and I became increasingly convinced that I would end up embarrassing myself attempting such technical attack poses. Read more...

Photo: Members of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club practice martial arts on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The sport includes many moves on the ground between opponents. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Members of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club practice martial arts on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The sport includes many moves on the ground between opponents. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Theater graduate student Ashley Cleveland is double casted to play Helen of Troy in UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television’s production of “Helen,” along with graduate student Beth Lane. They were inspired by the strong and confident female character. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

UCLA TFT showcases strength of women in production of ‘Helen’

Ashley Cleveland stepped slowly onto a dark stage. Her veil swirled around her as she walked, and a recording of Richard Burton saying, “Was this the face that launched a thousand ships?” played in the background. Read more...

Photo: Theater graduate student Ashley Cleveland is double casted to play Helen of Troy in UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television’s production of “Helen,” along with graduate student Beth Lane. They were inspired by the strong and confident female character. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Theater graduate student Ashley Cleveland is double casted to play Helen of Troy in UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television’s production of “Helen,” along with graduate student Beth Lane. They were inspired by the strong and confident female character. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)