Julie Doten is a junior majoring in economics and Spanish. Julie can be reached at [email protected]

‘House of Cards’ creator Michael Dobbs talks Tufts, politics, inspirations

Michael Dobbs, author and executive producer of “House of Cards” (2013–), spoke at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life on Oct. 25. He graduated from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 1977 with an M.A., M.A.L.D. and Ph.D in nuclear defense studies. At the event, Dobbs discussed his […]

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ portrays a dystopian future all too similar to reality

“The Handmaid’s Tale” (2017-present), Hulu’s original series based on the 1985 Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, creates a terrifyingly resonant horror story in which women have absolutely no control over their lives or even their own bodies. The show takes place in a dystopian future where the human race is facing extremely low […]

Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’ tries to address important issues, fails

Content Warning: This article mentions suicide and sexual violence. “13 Reasons Why” (2017) premiered on March 31 as Netflix’s newest television series. The show, based on Jay Asher’s young adult novel of the same name, follows the causes and effects of a teenager’s suicide. Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) receives a mysterious box of 13 cassette tapes, each of which, […]

End of summer TV round-up: nostalgic hits and misses

“Stranger Things” On July 15, Netflix premiered the Duffer Brothers’ “Stranger Things,” an eight-episode series redolent of 1980s science fiction, adventure and horror films. The show perfectly harnesses the atmosphere of ’80s pop culture and movies by drawing obvious parallels to “Alien” (1979), “The Shining” (1980), “Poltergeist” (1982) and many other classics. Winona Ryder unsurprisingly […]

Season two of ‘Daredevil’ amasses strong performances but confuses in multiple storylines

On March 18, Netflix released season two of “Marvel’s Daredevil.” The series follows the blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), who fights crime at night, as Daredevil, the morally conflicted vigilante of Hell’s Kitchen. The second season focuses on Murdock’s struggle to balance his two lives and introduces known Marvel characters such as Frank Castle (Jon […]

Video: Students share views on 2016 race before Super Tuesday primaries

This past Sunday, the Daily interviewed students across campus about their opinions of the 2016 presidential campaign, in anticipation of Super Tuesday primaries nationwide in 13 states including Massachusetts and one territory. Students on campus have been involved in campaigning during the weeks leading up to the primaries, including traveling to New Hampshire to canvass and […]