Andrés F. Arévalo is a contributing writer at The Tufts Daily. Andrés is a first year who is studying Quantitative Economics and Computer Science. Andrés can be reached at [email protected]


On ‘Normal People’ and literary blockbusters

Since the turn of the century, like every other entertainment industry, the literary publishing world has experienced drastic shifts towards massification. The appearance of mass publication, overexposure to advertisements and the ever-growing power of social media have redefined public preferences on books. Literary blockbusters — books that are “notably expensive, effective, successful, large, or extravagant,” […]


Weekender: We forgot ‘The Sound of Things Falling’

“Hay un ruido que no logro, que nunca he logrado identificar: un ruido que no es humano o es más que humano.” (“There is a noise that I cannot, that I have never been able to identify: a noise that is neither human nor more than human.”) In his most renowned book, Juan Gabriel Vásquez […]


Let’s rehearse ‘The Rehearsal’ of a rehearsal   

According to the Collins Dictionary, a rehearsal can be defined as a “session of exercise, drill, or practice, usually private, in preparation for a public performance, ceremony, etc.” Although it is a term usually reserved for performance art or public speaking, rehearsing can also be seen in daily life such as thinking over an argument […]


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