Justin Krakoff

Justin Krakoff is an arts editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a senior majoring in International Relations and History. He can be reached at [email protected]

Camberville restaurant roundup: Your guide to the area’s culinary adventures

Camberville, consisting of Cambridge and Somerville, has some of the Greater Boston area’s best eateries. With the family in town for graduation weekend, be sure to check out some of these options that will excite your taste buds without emptying your wallet. Important to note: These spots are all pretty walk-in friendly, so don’t worry if you […]

The singles bar: The stars are out edition

In addition to this spring’s excellent album releases, namely Cardi B’s “Invasion of Privacy” and Kacey Musgraves’ “Golden Hour,” the coming of warmer weather has also led to a bevy of excellent singles from some of music’s biggest stars. Here are some of the best and biggest hits that the coming months will have to offer: […]

Kacey Musgraves shines during her ‘Golden Hour’

Known for her sharp wit and even sharper writing instincts, country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves has never been afraid to speak her mind. Her 2013 debut, “Same Trailer Different Park,” announced Musgraves as one to watch and tackled many unexplored topics in country music, such as sex, drugs and loneliness. Singles “Merry Go ’Round” and “Follow […]

The singles bar: Spring Break edition

With break right around the corner, check out some of this season’s biggest releases that will be the perfect soundtrack for the week off! “Top Off” — DJ Khaled featuring Jay-Z, Future and Beyoncé In perhaps what was one of 2017’s most unlikely turn of events, DJ Khaled finally became a star. After 10 studio albums, the […]

Taylor Swift embraces her bad ‘Reputation’ on sixth studio album

The canon of “good girl gone bad” albums is a very selective one, capturing a female pop star at her most rebellious, rejecting the expectations of the music-consuming public. The pinnacle of this art form came in 2007 with the release of Britney Spears’ “Blackout,” a dark, hedonistic album coming at the rock-bottom of Spears’ tumultuous personal […]

Do it this weekend: Nov. 10–12

The first full week of November is finally over, and a long weekend is here as our reward! While it might be getting colder outside, there is still plenty to do this weekend both on campus and in the Boston area. Be sure to check out these activities, guaranteed to warm your spirit! FRIDAY & SATURDAY […]

Student performers of color share their hopes, concerns for a cappella at Tufts

Known for elaborate showcases of vocal talent, Tufts’ numerous a cappella groups have established themselves as vibrant fixtures on campus. In recent years, these groups have also become sites of intentional dialogue to address issues of race and identity within their respective groups and in the broader Tufts community. These student efforts to create both […]

Veteran pop star Pink fights through her ‘Beautiful Trauma’ on seventh LP

Among the surfeit of 2000s pop stars, there are the Britney Spears and Christina Aguileras of the music industry: teenage stars who managed to sustain their careers and fame into adulthood, only to see it peter out in the later years. But then, there’s Pink. Born in 1979, Alecia Beth Moore took the moniker Pink, […]

For the records: ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’ edition

2017 is shaping up to be the year of the post-Disney starlet. Selena Gomez led the charge with the excellent “Bad Liar,” ahead of other former Disney stars staging their returns to the Top 40. September alone saw two of them release their latest LPs, signaling different moments for each of them career-wise. Check out the highs […]

Do it this weekend: Oct. 5–8

Homecoming not your thing? There are still plenty of reasons to see what’s going on in Boston and on campus this long weekend. So instead of Instagramming photos of you and your friends in Tufts apparel, you can definitely get a cool snapshot of a new exhibit or watch a film you’d never see otherwise […]