Monday, March 27

Written on the Walls: Los Angeles street art illustrates history of political resistance

The "Not Our President" mural is painted on the front entrance of The Smell, a music venue in downtown Los Angeles. Owner Jim Smith commissioned artist Sean Solomon to create the design, which Solomon completed in November. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

The "Not Our President" mural is painted on the front entrance of The Smell, a music venue in downtown Los Angeles. Owner Jim Smith commissioned artist Sean Solomon to create the design, which Solomon completed in November. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

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Political street art has become an outlet for advocacy among Los Angeles artists after the presidential election. Street art has a long history in the city’s urban culture; several LA streets feature murals with messages.


UCLA alumna Gina Prince-Bythewood and her husband Reggie Rock Bythewood co-created, co-directed, co-wrote and co-executive produced "Shots Fired," a television series about police brutality. (Courtesy of Frank Micelotta/FOX)
UCLA alumna Gina Prince-Bythewood and her husband Reggie Rock Bythewood co-created, co-directed, co-wrote and co-executive produced "Shots Fired," a television series about police brutality. (Courtesy of Frank Micelotta/FOX)

First-year environmental science student Keely Watland has 10 piercings. She said her family has many piercings with bone and wooden jewelry due in part to their Pacific Islander culture. (Frank To/Daily Bruin)
First-year environmental science student Keely Watland has 10 piercings. She said her family has many piercings with bone and wooden jewelry due in part to their Pacific Islander culture. (Frank To/Daily Bruin)

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Student actors explored themes of racial injustice and the incarceration system when preparing for the spokenwordical "What It Iz!" (Frank To/Daily Bruin)
Student actors explored themes of racial injustice and the incarceration system when preparing for the spokenwordical "What It Iz!" (Frank To/Daily Bruin)

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Movie review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Remakes can’t win. Either they aren’t faithful enough to their source material or they are redundant rehashes. Disney’s latest live-action remake, “Beauty and the Beast” brings the tale as old as time to life with special effects and more developed character backstories. Read more...

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The 2017 live-action reboot of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" features heavily Auto-Tuned singing by Emma Watson and two versions of the soundtrack's titular song. (Walt Disney Records)
The 2017 live-action reboot of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" features heavily Auto-Tuned singing by Emma Watson and two versions of the soundtrack's titular song. (Walt Disney Records)


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