FROM Glenn Toth
UCLA Launches an Alternate 'LA Midnight' Uniform Since the Oregon Ducks teamed up with Nike, and its chairman Phil Knight, they've transformed the football world with their non-stop, often "quacky," parade of uniform styles and colors. Now UCLA has released images of its "LA Midnight" or Black, alternate uniform for the Bruins game against Washington on November 15. What can this change do for the team? Why do USC's Trojans stick with the tried and true? We hear about the pros and cons of uniform changes with two associate athletic directors, Glenn Toth of UCLA and Jose Eskenazi of USC.
Scathing audit finds UC President's office hid $175 million A state audit says the Office of the President at the University of California has kept secret more than $175 million. The report says salaries are a lot a higher in that office than in comparable offices. The audit comes just months after the UC system won approval for its first tuition hike in six years.
In 'Free Fire,' Ben Wheatley wants to "meet the audience halfway" British filmmaker Ben Wheatley has built up a cult following with his hyper-violent, darkly funny movies. His newest film Free Fire is an action comedy starring Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, and a whole lot of guns. The movie has the broadest commercial appeal of any of his work to date, but it's still a Ben Wheatley film, which means, spoiler alert...a lot of people die.
Elif Batuman: The Idiot Selin, the heroine of Batuman’s autobiographical first novel, The Idiot, is an 18-year-old Harvard freshman of Turkish-American descent. Set in 1995, the novel observes the rise of internet culture.
Michael Flynn ensnared in foreign payments scandal Congressman Elijah Cummings has released documents showing that President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn was warned not to accept foreign government payments in 2014. Flynn still took a $45,000 speaking fee in 2015 from the Kremlin-backed news network RT.