Rabid xenophobia betrays American history, the facts

If you asked political pundits coming into the 2016 campaign to define what issue would be the most important in the Republican primary, you would have heard a lot about the need for a Republican Rebrand–an appeal to people of color, to religious immigrants, to a party willing to contend with two lost elections in […]

Men’s track keeps rolling with win at home, national best time

Another week, another streak of success for the men’s track and field team. The Jumbos participated in two events across town from each other this past weekend, with a contingent at the John Thomas Invitational at Boston University and the rest at home for the Tufts Stampede meet. The few Jumbos that ran at Boston University […]

Jumbos stampede to second in home meet

Over the weekend, the women’s track and field team split up its squad to compete at two different events. On Friday evening, most of the team competed at the Stampede Invitational, hosted by Tufts at the Gantcher Center, taking second place overall. A handful of Jumbos also competed at Boston University (BU) for the annual John […]

Canadiens’ struggle leaves Atlantic open

Entering the 2015-16 NHL season, the Montreal Canadiens were clear Stanley Cup contenders, bringing back veteran rosters and a slew of All-Stars between them. Injuries and overlooked roster moves, however, have turned the Atlantic Division into a packed race heading out of the All-Star break. There is no secret to what is currently ailing the Canadiens. […]

Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’ suffers from its own excess

Indulgence is the name of the game when it comes to the films of Quentin Tarantino and the director’s latest mystery Western “The Hateful Eight” (2015) is no exception. Like many of Tarantino’s greatest hits, from “Inglourious Basterds” (2009) to “Pulp Fiction” (1994), “The Hateful Eight” is rich with dark humor, daring audiences to laugh and […]

‘The Big Short’ — not your average Wall Street movie

“The Big Short,” (2015) co-written and directed by Adam McKay juggles an impressive number of characters who take on the daunting task of explaining exactly what caused the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression back in 2007-2008. This premise could very easily make for a dry and technical movie, with a ton of complicated terms […]

PBS drama ‘Downton Abbey’ bids farewell to fans

At long last, it is time to say goodbye to the Crawley family. After six seasons featuring plenty of heartbreak, scandal, near-financial ruin and a good deal of snobbery, “Downton Abbey” (2011 – present in the United States) is signing off for good. The show, which wrapped up its U.K. run in December, is currently […]