Comedy ‘A to Z’ walks line between charm, cheesiness

“Andrew and Zelda will date for eight months, three weeks, five days and one hour. This television program is the comprehensive account of their life,” new NBC show “A to Z” boldly opens. Will they get married? Break up? Get engaged? With a premise reminiscent of “How I Met Your Mother” (2005 – 2014), “A […]

Students collectively summit 48 peaks at annual Peak Weekend

or three days over the long weekend, Tufts students flocked to the Loj in Woodstock, New Hampshire for Peak Weekend. Sponsored by Tufts Mountain Club (TMC), the annual expedition saw students summit the 48 tallest peaks in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. “So much flannel it’s blinding … I didn’t get the memo,” freshman Stephanie Chen […]

MTV serves up another trite teen drama with ‘Happyland’

Amid dramas about fake lesbians, reality shows following virtual love and teenage wolf thrillers, new drama “Happyland” (2014-present) seems refreshingly normal for MTV standards. “Happyland,” which premiered on MTV last week, follows Lucy Velez (Bianca A. Santos) and her teenage friends as they work at Happyland, a Disney-like theme park. Based on this premise, “Happyland” is […]

History On The Hill: Saving Tufts University with earmarks

By the time of former University President Jean Mayer’s inauguration in 1976, Tufts University was plagued by financial problems so severe, they could have shut the school’s doors for good. “We might have closed. We were not viable as an institution,” Sol Gittleman, once a Tufts provost and senior vice president and now a professor of Judaic studies and German, […]

‘Utopia’ strives to create new society, falls flat

“Since the dawn of time, humans have always wondered: does a perfect world exist? Now, we get the chance to build one. Will it be ultimate happiness or utter chaos?” muses the IMDb plot summary for “Utopia” (2014-present). Fox’s new reality series, “Utopia,” aspires to find the answer to that bold question. Fifteen outrageously different Americans […]

Saturday performances for Boston Calling shine despite rainy weather

A three-day celebration of indie rock, pop and hip-hop from prominent headliners like The National, Lorde, Childish Gambino and Spoon, Boston Calling Music Festival has quickly established itself as a must-attend event for music enthusiasts. Saturday’s performances in particular, although challenged by the weather, did not disappoint fans. Festival-goers slowly trickled into City Hall Plaza […]