Kate Braverman, Who Wrote of Women on the Margins, Dies at 70

“Ms. Braverman possesses a magical, incantatory voice and the ability to loft ordinary lives into the heightened world of myth,” Michiko Kakutani wrote in her New York Times review of “Palm Latitudes” (1988), a novel about three women in a Los Angeles barrio, including La Puta de la Luna, the most famous prostitute in the neighborhood. – New York Times, October…

“Hair Love” Animation Short Depicts Father Daughter Relationship

An online animated image of an Afro-Latino character stuck with UCLA Extension alumnus Matthew A. Cherry – he had never seen a character who looked like that before. A few years later, Cherry said he was watching viral videos of black fathers doing their daughters’ hair when the idea for an animated short film clicked…

Reclaiming Plant Architecture

“To this end, it is most provocative to ask not what architects did to plants, but if and how plants used their points of contact with architects—through architectural drawings and the ways in which architects adapted plant-based models of resource processing—to increase their own chances of survival.” – e-flux Journal – August 21, 2019 Read…

Alumni Band Spotlights Special Needs Activists

Playing music with friends at sunset on a Malibu mountaintop can be described in many ways. For Caley Versfelt, the best word to use is “funtastic.” – Daily Bruin, July 29, 2019  Read More Listen Image Source: Courtesy of Stephen Spies, Daily Bruin