Jonah Allon is senior at Tufts majoring in English. Jonah can be reached at Jonah.Allon@tufts.edu.


Senior filmmaker Danny Garfield reflects on his time at Tufts

The first time graduating senior Danny Garfield picked up a video camera and started recording, he was seven years old. His earliest forays into film were animations of his toys. Film continued to be both a hobby and a fascination for Garfield throughout his childhood and into his high school years. He took classes and worked […]


A$AP Ferg’s latest, ‘Always Strive and Prosper,’ reveals another side to the rapper

The old adage holds that there’s no such thing as bad publicity. But when A$AP Ferg fired off a hasty tweet mistakenly trying to correct hip-hop manager Michael C. Clark on his use of the word “forthcoming” to describe his second studio album, triggering the customary Internet pile-on (“A$AP Ferg getting bodied by a reading error,” […]


TUTV Series ‘Pantheon University’ offers a novel take on Greek mythology

Long before the young adult craze took over bookstores and movie theaters, there was Greek mythology. Endowed with supernatural powers but still unmistakably human in their emotional volatility, gods like Zeus, Hera and Ares were in many ways the forerunners to more contemporary figures like Harry Potter, Bella Swan and Katniss Everdeen. While the youth of these […]


Top 10 totally unrealistic Spring Fling headliner suggestions

Last week, BØRNS revealed via an inadvertent leak on his Facebook page that he would be performing at Spring Fling on May 1. It remains unclear whether the indie pop artist of Hulu commercial fame will be headlining this year, and since the announcement, speculation about other potential headliners has run rampant. Assuming the name has […]


Snoop Dogg premieres the first episode of ‘Planet Snoop,’ and we have some questions

It truly is an amazing time to be alive. Last Thursday, March 24, Snoop Dogg answered all of our prayers, debuting his new nature series, “Planet Snoop,” on his website merryjane.com. The idea originated with a recurring segment on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (2003 — present), called “Plizzanet Earth,” which featured the erstwhile rapper providing running […]


‘Flaked’ gets cold feet, squanders potential

Put it this way — if Starbucks decided that it was going to discontinue its longstanding practice of playing mellow, atmospheric indie music and start screening a TV show instead, that show would look a lot like “Flaked” (2016). Netflix’s most recent release has all the hallmarks of warm indie pop: it’s sun-dappled, listless, offensively […]


‘House of Cards’ continues prophetic, topical storylines in its new season

Writer’s note: spoilers for Season four of “House of Cards” (2013-present) to follow. No seasoned political observer could have foreseen one of the wildest moments of this presidential election season so far. But a handful of TV writers did. Several days after Donald Trump refused to disavow the white supremacist positions of former Grand Wizard of […]


Kendrick Lamar’s new album dazzles with new, raw material

Did Kendrick Lamar have anything left to prove? Fresh off a year that included the release of his widely acclaimed third album “To Pimp a Butterfly,” a few virtuosic live performances that set the Twittersphere ablaze and his sweep at the Grammy’s, the answer seemed to be a resounding “no.” With two (arguably three) masterpiece albums under […]


Chris Rock’s Oscar monologue offers biting humor, incisive social commentary

With the controversy over the lack of black Academy Award nominees reaching a fever pitch in the past couple of weeks, Chris Rock’s host was an unknown quantity. Expectations for his opening monologue, which promised to be a brutal, unsparing take on the pressing #OscarsSoWhite issue, were running high. He didn’t disappoint. From his first joke, which […]


‘Broad City’ is back with smart, self-deprecating comedy

Pearl-clutchers and Phyllis Schlafly devotees, beware: “Broad City” (2014-present) does not give a lick about your antiquated notions of feminine propriety. If anything, it wants to make you squirm. It revels in your discomfort. The show, which just premiered its third season on Feb. 17, makes previously bold forerunners like “Sex and the City” (1998-2004) and “Girls” (2012-present) look prudish, […]


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