“Poor Things” Review

*spoilers ahead! From the mind of the Glaswegian writer, Alasdair Gray, Poor Things tells the Frankestein-esque tale of Bella Baxter, played by Emma Stone, through a seemingly Victorian, coming-of-age, and aesthetically-alluring world crafted by Yorgos Lanthimos and Tony McNamara. Bella Baxter mysteriously falls into the hands of the genius scientist and professor, Godwin Baxter (Willem…

Celebrating 15 Years of Mexican Summer

Cate Le Bon, L’Rain, Zsela, & Mega Bog @ El Rey Theater [11/29/23] Photos by Lily Stockton November 29, the day that everyone’s highly anticipated Spotify Wrapped drops. As people are recapping their year’s worth of musical experiences and learning that their music tastes belong in Berkeley, California, my Spotify Wrapped tells me that three…

concatenation: july 23

It’s been a month since I’ve been here. On my first night, I wrapped myself in soft white cloth and remembered something I had never experienced. Embraced in the second-hand smoke of the people who came before me, I became alert to the fact that I was somewhere I deeply didn’t understand. Who still smokes…

concatenation: june 2023

I’ve always felt very ready for whatever is about to happen in my life. Even if I can’t control the snowball of time, I’m fine just rolling with it. But something is different now. This school year went by so fast. I am daunted by the fact it could be gone so quickly, because I…

May Gray: Concatenation Pt. 5

Where I grew up, we always talked about “June Gloom.” It’s when the heat on land sucks in the fog from far out on the water, friends dissipate as obligations become null, and my general apathy about summer is at its strongest. But May? Never.  My mom would always quip around this time of year…

The Un/Ending Potential of UCLA Dance

Since the beginning of winter quarter, twelve graduating dance majors have been choreographing original pieces for UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance showcase. Titled “un/ending,” these performances represent not only the culmination of the class of 2023’s undergraduate education but also a celebration of their immense talent and individuality.