Anjali Nair (LA'17) was an Arts Editor at The Tufts Daily.

A conversation with new director of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program, Sabina Vaught

Dr. Sabina Vaught is the newly appointed director of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program at Tufts. She is also the interim chair of the Department of Education, and co-chair of the Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies, an intercollegiate program based at MIT. She spoke with the Daily about her plans for the […]

Amy Lee covers Led Zeppelin’s ‘Going to California’

Amy Lee, most famous for being the golden voice of goth rock band Evanescence, has proven herself to be a skilled and expressive singer over the years. Since October, Lee has been recording and releasing striking covers of well-known tunes, starting with Portishead’s “It’s A Fire” (1994) and U2’s “With or Without You” (1987), each accompanied by its […]

Ringo Deathstarr releases heavy, emotive new album, ‘Pure Mood’

There’s more to Texas-based trio Ringo Deathstarr than an incredibly clever band name. Formed by guitarist and singer Elliot Frazier in 2007, the band has toured with the Smashing Pumpkins and earned comparisons to pioneers of the shoegaze sound, such as The Jesus & Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine. With quite a few EPs […]

Panic! At the Disco releases spirited new single ‘LA Devotee’ from forthcoming album

Earlier this year, Panic! At The Disco drummer Spencer Smith wrote a long, heartfelt letter announcing his departure from the band, leaving frontman Brendon Urie as the band’s sole remaining original member. While a lesser musician may have struggled to keep the band’s aura and music intact, Urie has had no such trouble. The multi-instrumentalist […]

Foo Fighters’ EP ‘Saint Cecilia’ has familiar feel, predictable energy

A full year after releasing an ambitious eighth studio album, the Foo Fighters are back with a new five-song EP almost out of the blue. Following the mindset of their previous album, “Sonic Highways” (2015), the new release, “Saint Cecilia,” was recorded in DIY fashion in the Hotel Saint Cecilia in Austin, Tex. during the […]

Boston En Masse to showcase local music scene

For three days this week, Boston/Cambridge-based booking collective Illegally Blind will showcase some of the finest bands that the area has to offer. Called Boston En Masse, the mini music festival aims to bring the music community together to enjoy a variety of genres and acquaint concertgoers with up and coming bands along with well-known […]

Casa B offers delicious, pricy dishes in trendy atmosphere

During the semester, it’s easy to get caught up in life on campus; there’s always something going on, so Tufts students tend to stay on campus, which keeps the dreaded fear of missing out (FOMO, as they say) at bay. But trapping oneself in the Tufts bubble can result in a general disconnect from both reality […]

‘Amy’ soundtrack a moving elegy to late singer-songwriter

Though British songstress Amy Winehouse passed away four years ago now, she still has an unquestionable presence in the music world. Known as much for her debaucheries and dramatic private life as she was for her remarkable voice, Winehouse inspired many with her unique brand of ’50s-inspired neo soul. Recently, Winehouse has been in the […]

Somerville Theatre to host Halloween Horror Marathon

Somerville Theatre, the cute local cinema down in Davis Square, is about to get its spook on for Halloween. For 12 hours straight on Oct. 31, the theater will run a horror movie marathon featuring six classic flicks spanning nearly 60 years of (artificial) blood, guts and gore. Film nerds and hipsters can look forward to viewing all the […]

Vanessa Carlton’s ‘Liberman’ lacks youthful luster of previous works

Every kid who grew up on 2000s pop music will probably recognize the opening chords of Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles,” one of the most popular piano anthems of 2002. With sugary vocals, lyrics about teenage heartbreak and a surprisingly killer string arrangement, the song planted Carlton in the midst of Avril Lavigne and Ashanti […]

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