Jack Clohisy is an Assistant Arts & Pop Culture Editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a junior studying computer science and cognitive and brain science with a minor in English. Jack can be reached at [email protected]

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). […]

Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born to Die,’ 10 years later

Sometimes artists can release music, and instantly, everyone knows it will be impactful. The artistry, themes, visuals and production are all key signs of a successful release. However, success can be subdued. Impact can be unprecedented. Legacy blossoms out of retrospect. This is true for Lana Del Rey, who is the titan of alternative sound, […]

Our editors chose the top 10 albums of 2021

Jack’s List 10. “Still Over It” (Summer Walker) Following up the immense success of Summer Walker’s debut album “Over It” (2019) was difficult enough. To return with an even greater collection of songs is impressive, and Walker accomplished just that. 9. “Montero” (Lil Nas X) With his debut album release, Lil Nas X asserts that […]

Grammys 2022: Who should win and predictions for who will win

On Nov. 23, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for its upcoming 64th annual Grammy Awards, to be held this upcoming January. In recent years, the Recording Academy and Grammy Awards have undergone many changes to adopt new policies centering on diversity, equity and inclusion as well as leadership adjustments. In the “Big Four” categories […]

Is Summer Walker ‘Still Over It’? She really is.

Thought Summer Walker was over it and moved on? Nope. She’s quite literally still over it. It has been two years since the release of her critically acclaimed debut LP “Over It” (2019). Since then, Walker has been crafting her next album entangled in the same themes as her prior work. “Still Over It” (2021), […]

‘Blue Banisters’ explores the cinematic world of Lana Del Rey

Less than a year after the release of “Chemtrails Over The Country Club” (2021), Lana Del Rey returns with her eighth studio album, “Blue Banisters” (2021). Just two years ago, Del Rey released her widely-acclaimed “Norman Fucking Rockwell!” (2019), and now, Del Rey shows she still has much to offer. It’s not often that artists […]