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Going Native

Since storming onto the new-music radar in 2009, Local Natives has gone global, and the band's energetic live shows have earned fans everywhere.
Jul 1, 2011

Sipping History

A UCLA-led team unearths the world's oldest winery — and a new path to human development.
Apr 1, 2011

Cinematic: Culture Clashes

sultureclashes Back-to-back retrospectives show how the very different films of Richard Brooks and Patricio Guzmán similarly challenge contemporary culture.
Apr 1, 2011

Stars and Strokes

Oscars red carpet graphic Strokes have taken a devastating toll on Oscar-night's biggest stars, according to a UCLA Stroke Center study.
Mar 1, 2011

Song of Hope

Song of HopeA Bruin helped make "We Shall Overcome" one of the most important protest songs of all time.
Jan 1, 2011

Who You Know

Who You KnowToss those old-school ideas about curfews and restrictions: A recent UCLA study contends a teen's BFFs can boost GPAs.
Jan 1, 2011

Mind Openers: Extreme Faith

extremefaith Playwright Wendy Graf '72 explores the line between cults and orthodox religion in her provocative work about a rebellious teen in Israel, Behind the Gates.
Jul 1, 2010

Baking a Better World

ChallahKneading bread allowed these girls to make dough — money, that is — for Darfur.
Apr 1, 2010

Hammer Time

hammertime In the 10 years she's been with The Hammer, museum director Ann Philbin has helped it transform into a world-class museum — and says she's still having fun.
Oct 1, 2009

Pampered Pets

Pampered PetCelebrities have made it the latest trend to dress dogs in swanky designer clothing- and UCLA grad Amy Hsiao knows just what people are looking for.
Apr 1, 2009

Campus Coupling

Campus CouplingHow do UCLA students think about sex in 2009? Find out from a recent grad who created a sex site when she realized her peers lacked basic information, and a campus sex columnist who sees less emphasis on commitment before sex.
Mar 26, 2009

Curtain Up: The Wrath of Werner

wrathwerner Manic, meglomaniac, or misunderstood? German Director/Writer/Producer Werner Herzog comes to UCLA Live for a revealing public interview on stage, followed by a live "cine-concert," a musical performance set to images from two of Herzog's documentaries.
Jan 1, 2009

Smart Set

James Franco sitting on stepsHow do high-achieving students like James Franco take 60 credits in a quarter? Ask the UCLA counseling office, whose support of the scholar-actor exemplifies the university's commitment to help students at all academic levels.
Jan 1, 2009

Hit Man David Sefton

sefton What do a Sardinian shepherds' choir, a Senegalese singer and a Dutch cellist have in common? They're all at UCLA Live this season, in the same show.
Oct 1, 2008

Beat Scholars

Students embracing hip-hop Hip-hop is an important part of academic inquiry in Westwood.
Jul 1, 2008

Jazz: The Hip-Hop of its Era

Guitarist Kenny Burrell Decades before scholars and musicians looked askance at hip-hop music, jazz music faced similar skepticism.
Jun 24, 2008

Legend and Legacy: Ash Grove's 50th Anniversary

ashgrove The Hollywood folk music venue celebrates its legacy
Apr 1, 2008

Mind Openers: Sondheim and Rich Reprise

Mind Openers: Sondheim and Rich RepriseUCLA Live continues its amazing season with a rare appearance by musical theater great Stephen Sondheim.
Jan 1, 2008

Magical History

Magical HistoryTake a peek at the unusual sideshow attractions in this rare collection of playbills.
Oct 1, 2007

Timeless Designs

Timeless DesignsThere's more to the name Anawalt than you might think.
Oct 1, 2007

King of the Costume Shop

King of the Costume ShopFrom couture to period pieces, Maxwell Barr has it covered.
Jul 1, 2007

Cinematic: Wilder Things

Cinematic: Wilder ThingsThe impressive new theater at the Hammer Museum is as spectacular as the incredible number of films it will be able to select from for screening.
Jan 1, 2007

The Devil You Don't Know

devilyoudont Satan's not the Prince of Evil; he's just God's bad cop. So says English Professor Emeritus Henry Kelly in his new book. He ought to know: The preeminent Satan scholar has been digging into the devil's work for four decades.
Oct 1, 2006

On Exhibit: The Other Hollywood

On Exhibit: The Other HollywoodA UCLA Library exhibit displays Modernist architecture with a Tinseltown pedigree.
Jul 1, 2006

UCLA's Peaceful Warrior

UCLA's Peaceful WarriorScott Mechlowicz '03 hits hard in The Peaceful Warrior, shot at UCLA, which brings him to home turf after graduation from UCLA's Conservatory Acting Program.
May 30, 2006

Cartoon Character:
Shane Acker

acker In the world of 9, only bits and pieces have survived. Shane Acker talks about the UCLA Animation Workshop and his stop-motion film.
Apr 1, 2006


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