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Devina Bhalla is an assistant arts editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore majoring in sociology and English. Devina can be reached at [email protected]


A peek into new books by Black authors

There have been many posts this month by Black activists, literary lovers and even local Boston bookstores on social media highlighting different titles by Black authors. These posts provide easy access to anyone searching for their next read and give social media users a great way to support Black voices.


Tufts student author series, Part 1

In addition to setting aside time every night to write, Fraise uses outlining to help her writing process. Her extensive and detailed outlining with color-coded Excel documents helps her ideas flow when it comes time to write.


Holiday season must-watches

While the holiday season is going to look a little different this year, your ability to watch classic holiday films from the safety of your residence prevails. Here's what the Arts & Pop Culture editors have to say about their favorite holiday movies.


Weekender: The state of the independent bookstore

As the year goes on and COVID-19 continues to affect in-person selling and printing availability, bookstores have had to find routines and employ new sales options for customers in order to keep revenue up. Bookstores a little closer to home in Boston are experiencing similar struggles, though many of them have found ways to persevere even though they continue to have reduced hours and new COVID-19 protocol expenses. 


Ameya Okamoto talks art, action, hope

With her art, Okamoto takes the world apart and puts it back together into tangible pieces that bring others into those intersections themselves.


Meditation, mindfulness, reconstructing reality with Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra, a prominent doctor, author and figure in alternative medicine, 'Zoomed' to Boston on Oct. 1 to talk about alternative medicine and his new book “Total Meditation: Practices in Living the Awakened Life” (2020).


Despite virtual format, Boston Book Festival lineup to provide powerful content

The festival will take place online from October 5-25, with programming that includes over 55 live and pre-recorded sessions, and 142 presenters and moderators from 21 US states, the District of Columbia and the UK and Kenya. 


‘Vanguard’: A history of Black women’s power

On the day of its publication, author Martha S. Jones, joined by Nikole Hannah-Jones, discussed her new book “Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All” (2020) in a Harvard Book Store virtual event on Sept. 8.


Survival of the independent bookstore

Independent bookstores, like most small local shops, faced an increased challenge because of COVID-19. Many independent bookstores rely on local foot traffic and events to bring people into the store and stay open, so they had to find new ways to reach customers and engage their communities. Bookstores turned to phone and online orders, curbside […]


From the Arts Editors: Our quarantine consumption

To be more deliberate with my time and help diversify my literary world, I committed to only reading authors of color during my quarantine time and throughout 2020. I first read April Sinclair’s “Coffee Will Make You Black” (1994) and “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” (1965). Two very different books, but both so important to […]


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