Paige Spangenthal

Paige Spangenthal is an arts writer at the Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore majoring in English and can be reached at [email protected]

TASA Culture Show prompts moment of reflection

The TASA Culture Show, presented by Tufts Association of South Asians (TASA) on Saturday in Cohen Auditorium, was a high-energy blend of bright colors, dance, song and video. The theme of the show was “My Big Fat Bollywood Wedding” and was directed by sophomores Sanya Pradhan, Kanav Jhunjhunwala and Sidhant Chadha. Amidst the festivities, however, senior Avneet Soin […]

A star-studded cast lifts ‘Big Little Lies’

In the first episode of the HBO limited series “Big Little Lies” (2017), viewers are plunged into the world of affluent parents in Monterey, California. The first episode of the show, which is based on a Liane Moriarty novel of the same name, opens in the aftermath of a homicide. Throughout the episode, police interviews that occur […]

Beyoncé snubbed at 59th Annual Grammy Awards

Though Beyoncé received only two Grammy awards on Sunday, she proved to the world that “Lemonade” (2016) is a cultural achievement with her performance of “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles.” The performance was an awe-inspiring combination of poetry, breathtaking footage, powerhouse vocals and striking backup dancing. Wearing a crown and a sheer, sparkling gown that accentuated her baby […]

Five Tufts alumni making names for themselves in the arts

With the high demand for jobs in the STEM fields, the job search for aspiring artists can feel abysmal. But these five Tufts alumni have proven that it is more than possible to succeed as a professional artist. 1. Tabias Olajuawon-Wilson (LA ’13) Olajuawon-Wilson’s written work, which includes poetry, short stories, political commentary and other types of writing, […]

‘Floating Artifacts’ at Tufts Art Gallery provokes reflection on pollution

The first pieces that can be seen through the entrance of the Tisch Family Gallery at the Tufts University Art Gallery are photographs of gemlike objects against black backgrounds. The colors are so vivid, and the textures are so detailed that they almost jump off of the wall. At first glance, this installation appears to be […]

OKbaby’s teen parents make living through YouTube

In the age of social media, anyone seems to be able to rise to fame. Platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Vine and YouTube have enabled people from all backgrounds to share their narratives with the world. Oscar Morales and Kyra Sivertson uploaded their first video to their joint YouTube account, OKbaby, on May 17, 2015. They were […]

‘Portlandia’ maintains creativity in its seventh season

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein could read the Apple Media Services Terms and Conditions out loud and it would be hilarious. The comedic duo returned with the seventh season of IFC’s “Portlandia” on Jan. 5. The first episode of the sketch-inspired show, titled “The Storytellers,” featured Saturday Night Live cast member Vanessa Bayer. Sketch comedy can be […]

Timo Andres’ ‘Everything Happens So Much’ to premiere at the Boston Symphony Orchestra

The atmosphere of Saturday morning rehearsal at Boston’s Symphony Hall is vastly different from that of concert night. Under a week before Thursday night’s premiere of Brooklyn-based American composer Timo Andres’ “Everything Happens So Much,” the musicians of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) walk in and out of the stage door wearing jeans and sneakers instead […]

Poets Sarah Kay and Andrea Gibson recite poems about love, tragedy at the Paradise Rock Club

When spoken word poets Sarah Kay and Andrea Gibson come together, magic happens. Their collaborative reading at the Paradise Rock Club on Tuesday was a melding of art forms. With interspersed bursts of song and references to creators like Beethoven and Van Gogh, Kay and Gibson showcased the blurred lines between artistic mediums. With their […]

Tufts community remembers, mourns Orlando shooting in ‘After Orlando’

Balch Arena Theatre is stripped down. A raised wooden platform, bare except for a few stray strips of masking tape, is used as a stage in the middle of the round theater. Four music stands face inward. There are no props, no scenery, and no flashy costumes. Actors come out in street clothes, position themselves at […]