Libby Langsner

Libby Langsner is the executive arts and living editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a senior majoring in art history and minoring in economics. She can be reached at

What the arts editors want you to see over spring break

Libby Langsner’s recommendations “Russian Doll” (2019–): The protagonists are intense, complex and compelling, the jokes are extremely witty (to be expected from Amy Poehler and Natasha Lyonne’s writing) and the plot is unpredictable, despite the show’s cliché premise. This show will make you reach out to people from your past and hug your friends a little harder because hey, we’ve only got […]

Highlight reel: Top 5 arts articles of the semester

Disclaimer: Although Tommy Gillespie’s “Drag Race Recap” is featured, he had no part in the writing or editing in the description of his article. As part of Daily Week, the Arts & Living section will be revisiting five of our most popular articles from the semester. Written by a cross section of editors, contributing writers […]

‘Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular’ marks MFA’s first show dedicated to the legendary artist

Frida Kahlo is one of the 20th century’s most famous artists, but the vast majority of the public knows nothing about her beyond her notorious unibrow and iconic self-portraiture. But who really was the artist behind all the fame? How did she live? What inspired her? How did she engage with politics and the world […]

ISG’s latest exhibition ‘Botticelli: Heroines and Heroes’ casts new light onto a Renaissance master

Content Warning: This article mentions rape. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s (ISG) current exhibition “Botticelli: Heroines + Heroes” explores a side of the Renaissance master that viewers may not be as familiar with. The exhibition is based on the museum’s own painting “The Story of Lucretia” (circa 1500), which Gardner acquired in 1894. It was the first painting […]

Hit Series ‘You’ problematizes media’s cliché romantic lead

The hit series “You,” which premiered on Lifetime, follows Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail) and Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley)’s relationship from its twisted inception to its tragic ending through the lens of Joe’s demented mind. From the show’s first encounter between Beck and Joe, the viewer can quickly tell that Joe is bad news. However, as the […]

Boston museums offer immersive, fun ‘First Fridays’ events

Boston’s art museums and centers have made Thursdays and Fridays great times for guests to enjoy these spaces outside of regular hours. Many of these events offer live entertainment, special screenings and, depending on the museum, drinks in order to elevate the typical art experience during (as the name would suggest) the first Friday or […]

‘Broad City’ season premiere lacks show’s distinct humor

Season five of Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer’s “Broad City” (2014–) unfortunately proves that all good things must come to an end. The cult favorite comedy follows two best friends, Abbi and Ilana, as they both struggle with their day jobs, exploring New York City during their time off. This season marks the end of a very […]

Tufts University Art Galleries’ current exhibition ‘Harry Dodge: Works of Love’ explores philosophy and contemporary fears

Tufts University Art Galleries’ current spring semester Medford exhibition, which will open on Jan. 17 and close on April 14, offers a focused look at L.A. based contemporary artist Harry Dodge. The show, entitled, “Harry Dodge: Works of Love,” bears the same name as the artist’s latest group of works and features his illustrations, videos and sculptures. The […]

Metropolitan Museum of Art’s ‘Armenia!’ takes hard look at representation in art history

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s current exhibition, “Armenia!,” is the first major exhibition of Armenian art in the United States. An exhibition at the New York institution is no small feat and surely legitimizes the art it portrays by launching it into the art history canon. Looking at the rare and beautiful objects on display, it […]

Boston Jewish Film Festival examines Judaism, marginalization

For the past 30 years, the Boston Jewish Film Festival has provided a space for the Jewish community to watch films and appreciate the diverse realities of Jewish life around the world. In the wake of the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, however, this year’s edition of the festival carries extra […]