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Elizabeth Sander is an assistant arts editor on the Tufts Daily. She is a junior studying French and English. Elizabeth can be reached at [email protected].

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.

Condie’s ‘Matched’ maintains eerily prophetic legacy after 10 years

It has been a decade since "Matched" (2010), a celebrated young adult (YA) novel written by Ally Condie, was published. When it first hit the presses, Condie and others had a feeling that it would be successful, but no one could have predicted the prophetic nature of this particular piece of dystopian fiction.

From METCO to code-switching, to life as a teenager, ‘Don’t Ask me Where I’m From’ discusses bias in education

“Don’t Ask me Where I’m From” deals with a variety of important subjects like code-switching, racism in education and the Metropolitian Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO), a long-standing program to aid in the desegregation of the Boston Public Schools that has been both praised and criticized. Given these pertinent conversations, De Leon’s novel becomes both a work that young adults can love and learn from, but that adults and educators can read and learn from as well.

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 […]

Coates speaks about ‘The Water Dancer,’ his quest to create a counter-story

The Chevalier Theater in Medford welcomed National Book Award Winner Ta-Nehisi Coates on Oct. 18 to speak about his latest work “The Water Dancer” (2019), a fictional work following protagonist Hiram as he recounts his escape from slavery. He and other characters in the novel, like Harriet Tubman, have magical powers which help them escape. […]

David Grann speaks about his book ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy graduate David Grann (F’92) visited  Tufts University on Monday to speak about his renowned book “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” (2017). The nonfiction work details the systematic murders of the members of the Osage Nation for their money in the […]

Kantor, Twohey, Judd in conversation about new book ‘She Said’

Authors Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey gathered at the First Parish Church in Cambridge on Monday to discuss their recently published book, “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement” (2019). This book surrounds the work that both Twohey and Kantor did as New York Times investigative reporters to break the Harvey Weinstein […]

Author Rainbow Rowell gives insight into writing process following release of latest novel

Rainbow Rowell’s latest novel “Wayward Son” (2019), the sequel to “Carry On” (2015), released Sept. 24, follows characters Simon Snow and Tyrannus “Baz” Basilton Grimm-Pitch as they road trip across the U.S. to save their friend Agatha from a pack of power-hungry vampires. Both of these novels take place in a magical world created by […]

Spag’s: The Fun Store, a Tufts mystery revealed

If you have walked around the Residential Quad at Tufts University anytime in the last three weeks, chances are the storage trailer outside of Houston Hall has caught your attention. Perhaps you have seen the zoomed-in Instagram stories or the memes circulating Facebook. Maybe you have even heard students joking about the trailer in Carmichael […]

3Ps’ ‘Mr. Burns: a post-electric play’ explores pop culture in post-apocalyptic world

From Thursday, March 7, to Saturday, March 9, one can find Tufts University’s Pen, Paint & Pretzels’ (3Ps’) major show playing in Balch Arena Theater. This show, titled “Mr. Burns: a post-electric play,” revolves around two things most would consider unassociated: “The Simpsons” (1989–) and the apocalypse. In the three acts of this show, the characters […]