Ruijingya Tang

Ruijingya Tang is an arts editor and cartoonist at the Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore majoring in Biology. She can be reached at

Q&A: Visiting Artist and director Bridget Kathleen O’Leary discusses upcoming university production, ‘Violet’

The Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies will stage the musical “Violet” (1997) in the Balch Arena Theater over the next two weekends, from Oct. 25–27 and Nov. 1–3. Adapted from the short story “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts, the musical is composed by Jeanine Tesori with libretto from Brian Crawley. “Violet” premiered off-Broadway […]

Boston Asian American Film Festival celebrates 10 years, opens with ‘The Joy Luck Club’

Content warning: This article mentions rape and abuse. 2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF). As New England’s largest Asian-American film festival, the BAAFF is dedicated to celebrating the brilliance behind the making of Asian-American films in diverse genres and themes, including feature films, short films, queer films and […]

‘Common Threads’ documents the evolution of textile as medium of storytelling

Contemporary artists know no boundaries among mediums. In their hands, paintings become sculptures, and ordinary objects become art. Indeed, not even the more artisan-oriented medium of textile has escaped being stretched beyond its conventional materials. The current tapestry exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, “Common Threads: Weaving Stories Across Time,” showcases textiles from the […]

2018 Somerville Toy Camera Festival explores history of curiosity with vintage machines

A church just a six-minute-walk from Carmichael Hall harbors passageways into alternative worlds. One of the Somerville Toy Camera Festival venues, the Nave Gallery, located in the Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church, opened to the public from Sept. 8–30 with sentimental photographs testifying to the human fascination with mythical worlds. This year, the festival included three parallel exhibitions […]