Lancy Downs

Lancy Downs is an arts editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a senior majoring in art history and can be reached at

In 11th season, ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ remains as absurd as ever

Last year, Cosmopolitan magazine splashed the banner “America’s First Family” across its front cover — and the accompanying picture was not one of the Obamas. Instead, smiling up from newsstands were (most of) the women of the Kardashian-Jenner family, whose long-running reality series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (2007-present) wrapped up its 11th season on […]

Strong performances from guest stars carry ‘The Good Wife’ in final season

On Super Bowl Sunday, fans of “The Good Wife” (2009-present) were greeted with some bad news: the critically acclaimed CBS drama, a TV spot declared, would be airing its final episode this spring. Though announcing a series finale by way of Super Bowl commercial is highly unusual, the decision to end “The Good Wife” was […]

Stylish Cambridge eatery Bambara offers satisfactory, unexceptional brunch experience

Occasionally, to be a Tufts student is to feel that the only restaurants serving brunch are Sound Bites or Ball Square Cafe, and it is not at all uncommon to participate in a conversation about how delicious — or overrated — these establishments are. We shouldn’t let the Tufts bubble fool us, however; there are […]

Michael Bay’s ‘13 Hours’ dishes up conservative propaganda

Hillary Clinton haters around the country are surely rejoicing: Michael Bay has made a movie just for them! Indeed, the director’s latest flick, “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” is unabashedly tailored to the conservative crowd, and, for Clinton detractors eager for another chance to rehash their opinions about the former Secretary of State’s […]

British-American dramedy ‘You, Me and the Apocalypse’ premieres on NBC

The president has just gone on live TV to make an announcement: a giant comet is on a collision course with Earth and everyone on the planet has 34 days left to live. This is the premise of NBC’s “You, Me and the Apocalypse,” which follows the lives of several seemingly unconnected individuals during their […]

Despite time jump, not much has changed on ‘Pretty Little Liars’

“Pretty Little Liars” (2010 – present) is the kind of show casual observers of pop culture think went off the air years ago. Frankly, it’s remarkable that after five seasons of increasingly absurd and hard-to-follow plotlines the show has enough steam to keep going. And yet, somehow, it appears there are still stories to be told […]

Netflix officially confirms long-rumored ‘Gilmore Girls’ revival

It’s official — Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) Gilmore will once again be gracing television (and computer) screens nationwide. Fans got official confirmation on Jan. 29 that the “Gilmore Girls” (2000-2007) revival would indeed air on Netflix in four 90-minute installments. Filming for the show commenced on Tuesday. Importantly for many fans, series creator Amy […]

PBS drama ‘Downton Abbey’ bids farewell to fans

At long last, it is time to say goodbye to the Crawley family. After six seasons featuring plenty of heartbreak, scandal, near-financial ruin and a good deal of snobbery, “Downton Abbey” (2011 – present in the United States) is signing off for good. The show, which wrapped up its U.K. run in December, is currently […]

For second year running, Oscar acting nominees exclude people of color

“And the nominees are …” The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Jan. 14 its nominations for the 88th Academy Awards, to be held on Feb. 28. “The Revenant” (2015) and “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015) lead the way with 12 and 10 nominations apiece, with “The Martian” (2015), “Spotlight” (2015) and […]

Spring TV season sees return of fan favorites

Winter has finally ended (or so it seems), and that can mean only one thing: spring is here. While April and May are generally known for plot twist-filled season finales and crazy cliffhangers, there are several shows premiering in the next few weeks. The Daily takes a look at what shows are worth tuning into […]