Monday, October 26

Dance club seeks to provide inclusive, accessible space for kids with disabilities

This post was updated Oct. 25 at 6:39 p.m. In traditional classes, dance and disability can be mutually exclusive – but one club at UCLA is seeking to eliminate this barrier. Read more...

Photo: The Expressive Movement Initiative offers dance lessons to children with disabilities, modifying movements to cater to their needs. Volunteers receive training on how to adjust the movements from a professor at UCLA’s Center for Autism Research and Treatment. (Sakshi Joglekar/Daily Bruin staff)




Performance review: Geffen Stayhouse invites audiences “Inside the Box” for interactive puzzle show

The Zoom grid is the new crossword puzzle. Geffen Stayhouse’s virtual puzzle show “Inside the Box” is running from Oct. 8 to Jan. 3, as it takes 24 participants through different puzzles, wordplay and multi-layered games to solve a hidden message – all mediated through Zoom’s software. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Jeff Lorch)


Required Taste: Social media’s focus on framing food sprouts connections, self-criticism

Food has become more than just fuel – alongside nourishing our bodies, it taps into our emotions and can infiltrate our minds. In a country known for its freedom, columnist Zinnia Finn will explore the extent to which American culture is tethered to food and the depths to which we each experience this relationship in everyday life. Read more...

Photo: Social media’s inherent ability to connect people, just as food does, contributes to the abundance of food-related content. However, sociology professor Omar Lizardo said these positive communities created over the web can foster harmful sentiments that can damage individuals’ relationship with food. (Anika Chakrabarti/Daily Bruin staff)


Movie review: ‘Totally Under Control’ offers chilling picture of US’ failed COVID-19 response

“Totally Under Control” is the story of canaries in coal mines whose warnings were ignored or suppressed. Filmed in secret over the past several months, the documentary explores the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and paints a grim picture of an inadequate government response. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of NEON and Participant)


Film and TV preview: Fall releases to feature action-packed plotlines, promising characters

Despite film delays left and right, studios are pushing through the fall season with surprising finesse. Many big blockbuster films like “Dune” and “Black Widow” have been delayed to next year or even later in hopes of a better box office turn out, but that’s not stopping the award season buzz for the remaining contenders. Read more...

Photo: (Cat Nordstrom/Daily Bruin)