‘Manchester by the Sea,’ a heartbreaking triumph

Director Kenneth Lonergan’s third picture tells the story of a cut so deep that it cannot heal. Its mournful beauty is discomforting, with the kind of sadness that evokes silence rather than tears. The vessel of that grief is Lee Chandler, played with breathtaking excellence by Casey Affleck. Lee, a handyman for a Quincy apartment […]

‘Billy on the Street’ pokes fun at celebrity culture

The season five premiere of “Billy on the Street” (2011-present) takes off with host/comedian Billy Eichner sprinting around the streets of New York alongside “Mad Men” (2007-2015) star Jon Hamm, asking people a fairly straightforward question: “Would you have a threesome with me and Jon Hamm?” The segment is hilarious, as many take the question […]

Tufts claims second NCAA championship in three years

Despite almost missing out on the NCAA tournament, Tufts was crowned Div. III National Champions for the second time in three years on Saturday. Tufts defeated the University of St. Thomas Tommies in the semifinal on Friday and the Calvin College Knights in the final on Saturday in Salem, Va. The members of the six-man senior class, who were part of […]

New ‘Hearthstone’ expansion ‘Mean Streets of Gadgetzan’ could be just what free-to-play players needed

Activision-Blizzard’s famed digital collectible card game “Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft” (2014) is back again with its latest expansion, “Mean Streets of Gadgetzan,” and its arrival could not come soon enough. Anyone who’s been trying to climb the ladder in “Hearthstone” or get a decent result in the Arena as anything that’s not a Mage has been in for […]

Football continues to climb in NESCAC, posts best record since ’98

Expectations reached an all-time high for Tufts football this season. With senior tri-captain running back Chance Brady returning as the reigning NESCAC Offensive Player of the Year and a young defense that added fresh talent to the roster, the Jumbos promised a lot of potential. The program is just three years removed from the 31-game losing […]

Out of Left Field: A brief history of MLB labor stoppages

With the signing of the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) — which is good for five years — on Nov. 30, Major League Baseball will have seen 26 straight years without a work stoppage by the time this one ends. This is truly remarkable given that MLB had four in-season labor stoppages from 1972 to […]

On Queer: On sexual assault

When I went home for the summer after my freshman year, I decided to go on Tinder. There would be no chance of running into someone from school, and thus it couldn’t be awkward. After many conversations that started and ended without going anywhere, a girl and I decided we would go on a date. It […]

The Arena: Mr. Worldwide

The framers of this country were pretty smart. Beyond leaving a treasure map on the back of the Declaration of Independence for Nicolas Cage and Justin Bartha to follow centuries later, they also set up a pretty neat system of government. In it, checks and balances from Congress and the court system limit the president’s […]

Editorial: Despite lack of sanctuary label, a positive step for undocumented students

University President Anthony Monaco released a statement last week pledging enhanced support for undocumented students at Tufts University. Monaco said that the university will refuse to provide information on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) undocumented students or assist in the enforcement of immigration laws. This commitment holds as long as it is legally permissible, meaning the university will not […]