Nate Hall is an Arts Editor at The Tufts Daily. He is a sophomore studying History. Nate can be reached at [email protected].

Seniors of Trunk celebrate 4 years of finding joy in children’s theater, performance

Traveling Treasure Trunk is unlike any other student group at Tufts. In fact, they might just have more fun than anyone else on campus. Tufts’ oldest children’s theater troupe, known to many as “Trunk,” has been entertaining children at local daycares, preschools and hospitals with original skits, songs and plays since 1987. In their final […]

‘Succession’ leaves nothing unsaid in its final season

Editor’s note: This article contains major spoilers for season 4 of “Succession.” At first it sounds like a happy scene: Kendall, Shiv and Roman Roy walk out of media mogul Nan Pierce’s estate after making a bold $10 billion offer to purchase Pierce’s media company, PGM. But as they celebrate their successful bid, they receive […]

This is Pedro Pascal’s world — we’re just living in it

In 2019, the “Star Wars” franchise entered the world of live-action television with the premiere of “The Mandalorian” (2019–), a space Western series that catapulted its star, Pedro Pascal, to international fame. Pascal, who previously had a one-season arc on “Game of Thrones” (2011–19), has quickly become one of the biggest names in Hollywood over […]

‘Clyde’s’ will pull at your heartstrings and leave you craving a sandwich

What does it take to make the perfect sandwich? And how do you rebuild a life that’s been taken away from you? “Clyde’s” (2021), a new play about the formerly incarcerated kitchen staff of a sandwich shop, seeks to answer both of these questions. Now playing at the Huntington Theatre in Boston through April 23, […]

TASA’s Culture Show celebrates South Asian culture with a night of performance

The Tufts Association of South Asians held their annual Culture Show last weekend in Cohen Auditorium. The event, also known as the “C-Show,” is a showcase of South Asian dance, music and comedy that brings together a wide variety of student groups from across campus. At this year’s show, nearly 200 students performed to a […]

WEEKENDER: Zadie Smith’s ‘The Wife of Willesden’ puts modern spin on a classic Chaucer tale

“The Wife of Willesden” (2021), a new play written by British novelist Zadie Smith, is a distinctly modern work of theater. It’s full of references to Beyoncé, Jordan Peterson and #MeToo. Thus, it might come as a surprise that the play, now playing at the American Repertory Theatre, is based on a poem that’s more […]

2023 Oscars predictions: Who will win in all 23 categories

As awards season comes to a close, it’s time to look back at the best Hollywood had to offer in 2022. Austin Butler amazed us. Ke Huy Quan made an incredible comeback. Angela Bassett did the thing. What do all of these stars have in common? They’re vying for recognition at this year’s Oscars, along […]

‘White Noise’ is a cluttered postmodern mess

In 1985, postmodernist writer Don DeLillo gained widespread acclaim for “White Noise,” a novel about a professor and his family in Middle America whose lives are upturned by a toxic air contamination accident. The novel, which touches on themes of consumerism, academia and death, won the National Book Award for Fiction and has since become […]

‘Poker Face’ revamps a classic detective story

Fresh off the success of last year’s “Glass Onion” (2022), writer-director Rian Johnson has created another compelling addition to the murder mystery genre with his new Peacock series “Poker Face” (2023–), starring the uniquely talented Natasha Lyonne as casino worker Charlie Cale. The first four episodes of the series premiered on the streaming service on […]

‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ is a triumph of animation and storytelling

Although Pinocchio was created by Italian writer Carlo Collodi in 1883, it was likely his titular 1940 Disney movie that brought the character his greatest American name recognition. Since then, his story has been retold many times, with varying degrees of success. Just last year, Pinocchio was brought to life onscreen in three separate films, […]