Cassidy Olsen

Cassidy Olsen is an arts editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a senior majoring in English with a minor in film and media studies. She can be reached at [email protected]

Senior Profile: Nora Nord is telling women’s stories with her traveling camera

Ask Nora Nord what she’s working on right now, and you’ll get a list so long that you’re bound to forget the beginning by the end. The senior from Oslo, Norway seems to have a hand in every type of visual project possible. Nora arrived late to our meeting, immaculately dressed with a camera in […]

Do it this weekend: April 20–22

Looking to kick back and relax this 4/20 weekend? Stop by any of these shows to be entertained and enchanted by student performers! FRIDAY “S-Factor Presents: ‘Can’t Hide Love'” Details: S-Factor, Tufts’ all-male a cappella group devoted to the music of the African diaspora, will be performing their semester show “Can’t Hide Love” featuring The Ladies […]

On ‘The Kids Are Alright,’ Chloe x Halle are the voices of a generation

At 19 and 18, respectively, Chloe and Halle Bailey are doing more than most superstar musicians working today — and they’re doing it better. After making an appearance on Beyonce’s “Lemonade” (2016) visual album and opening for the pop legend on the European leg of her “Formation” world tour, the Atlanta natives landed roles playing twins […]

Tufts alumnus Albert Nichols has a solution to the post-graduation blues

Albert Nichols didn’t know what he wanted upon graduating from Tufts in 2013, but he felt the world was his for the taking. Charismatic and fiercely invested in the lives of others, Nichols, now founder and CEO of subscription-based eatery Hall, had a personal edge over some other computer science majors with whom he graduated, […]

Oscars 2018 celebrate diversity, but can’t let go of the past

Following 2017’s Best Picture mix-up and a year of public revelations about sexual assault in Hollywood, Sunday’s Oscars ceremony was under immense pressure. How could a night defined by excess and self-congratulation be serious, humble and celebratory all at once? The result was a ceremony that attempted to place diversity at the forefront, with presenters […]

How to prepare for the Oscars without watching the movies

March, the most Boston of months, is upon us at last. With midterms, St. Patrick’s Day and spring break all on the horizon, you may have completely forgotten that the 90th Academy Awards are this weekend! What’s that? You haven’t seen any of the best picture nominees because you were too busy crying over the […]

Davis shop Nellie’s Wildflowers flourishes amidst economic climate change

If one were to ask the average Somerville resident under 40 to describe Davis Square, words like “trendy,” “busy” and “expensive” would be used before anything else. Although there’s no contesting the neighborhood’s current status as certifiably hip, 59-year-old Joyce McKenzie of Nellie’s Wildflowers remembers a not-so-distant time when the local business landscape was dramatically different. […]

Oscar nominations are a refreshing, necessary change of pace

While last week’s Academy Award nominations brought the usual tumult of snubs and surprises that moviegoers love to argue over year after year, something about them felt different. Perhaps because Hollywood has been doing some much needed self-reflection in the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements (not forgetting #OscarsSoWhite of 2015 and 2016), or […]

Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Phantom Thread’ is a ghost in disguise

On its surface, Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread” (2017) is an elegant, sumptuous period piece, one that promises to envelop you in the distant world of a high-society designer in post-War London. From Mark Bridges’ couture costume design to Jonny Greenwood’s lush orchestral score, the film’s basic elements add up to something that looks familiar: a […]

What will awards season be in the wake of Weinstein?

Content warning: This article mentions sexual assault. Monday night saw the unofficial-official kickoff of the 2017 film awards season with the Independent Film Project (IFP) Gotham Awards in New York City. Jordan Peele’s breakout horror story “Get Out” won big, taking home three awards, and the top prize for best feature film went to Luca […]