Jack Clohisy is the former 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]

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). […]

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 […]

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