Jack Clohisy is the Executive Arts & Pop Culture Editor at The Tufts Daily. He is a senior studying Computer Science and Cognitive & Brain Science. Jack can be reached at [email protected]

Weekender: The issue of queer representation in ‘My Policeman’

With the upcoming release of the feature film “My Policeman” (2022) set to screen in theaters nationwide starting Oct. 21, it’s only appropriate to dive into the novel the feature film is based upon, Harry Styles’ upcoming role in the production and the general dehumanization of queer characters in literature. Originally published a decade ago […]

Rihanna to headline Super Bowl LVII halftime show

Rihanna fans, known collectively as the Rihanna Navy, were in luck on Sept. 25 when Rihanna announced via social media that she would be headlining the halftime show at Super Bowl LVII. The posts announcing the news garnered much attention. As of Sept. 27, her tweet has amassed over 1.8 million likes, and her Instagram […]

‘Butterfly’ 25 years later: When Mariah Carey finally got her wings

Celebrating the Sept. 16 drop of “Butterfly: 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition” — the quarter-century jubilee of Mariah Carey’s sixth studio album “Butterfly” (1997) — the Daily dives into the impact and legacy of Carey’s favorite project. The sensation that is Mariah Carey began in the early ‘90s with her smash debut record “Mariah Carey” (1990) […]

Jennette McCurdy heals with her poignant memoir “I’m Glad My Mom Died”

Content warning: This article discusses eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, emotional and verbal abuse and sexual harassment. Gen Z knew her as Sam Puckett, the rambunctious, bad-tempered loudmouth from the hit Nickelodeon television show “iCarly” (2007–2012). This would be the name that followed Jennette McCurdy around for the majority of her professional adult life; a name […]

The ultimate summer 2022 playlist

Last summer, the Daily dove into how the music scene was resurrected after the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020, but this summer, there has been a continued flourish of new music and experimentation. Tracks that make people want to dance alongside tracks that make people want to cry were incorporated into this all-encompassing list. If […]

Arts editors and tour guides talk about their nontraditional connection to the arts on campus

Art comes in many forms, and it permeates all facets of life. No matter how removed from artistic practice some people may be, it’s undeniable the impact that art has on everyone. Two editors of the Daily dive into their own experiences with the arts and how they came to join a greater community of […]

From pop star to pop legend: Ariana Grande’s transition to icon status

There’s no doubt that Ariana Grande has become a household name across the United States. She’s the female artist with the most No. 1 debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 and the only artist to debut her first six lead singles in the Top 10 for a reason: Grande is a musical force within her […]

Doja Cat’s ‘Planet Her’ is the Grammys’ strongest Album of the Year contender

With 10 nominees up for Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards later this spring, one holds its own amongst the rest: “Planet Her (Deluxe)” (2021) by Doja Cat. With an array of massive hits mixed with an out-of-this-world concept (pun intended), “Planet Her (Deluxe)” cements itself as the deserving nominee vying for the […]

Mitski dances with darkness on ‘Laurel Hell’

Mostly absent from the mainstream, Mitski has rarely resurfaced since the viral success of her previous LP “Be the Cowboy” (2018). However, on her latest Feb. 4 release “Laurel Hell” (2022), Mitski unleashes the darkness with the use of synths, grandiose instrumental builds and razor-thin lyricism. As is evident with the album’s lead single “Working […]

Kacey Musgraves brings the cinematic ‘star-crossed: unveiled’ tour to Boston

The Boston leg of Kacey Musgraves’ “star-crossed: unveiled” tour went off without a hitch as soon as Musgraves took center-stage at TD Garden on Jan. 27. With Muna and King Princess as opening acts, the bar was set high for Musgraves. Muna‘s opening set included well-known hits such as “Stayaway” (2019) and “Silk Chiffon” (2021). […]