Sadie Leite is an Assistant Arts Editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a first year who has not yet declared a major. Sadie can be reached at [email protected]

Tufts graduate Adam Wilson breaks down novel ‘Sensation Machines’

Novelist Adam Wilson (LA’04) first published his new novel “Sensation Machines” on July 7, 2020. Soho Press released the novel in a paperback edition on Tuesday with an in-person event to follow on Sept. 13. “Sensation Machines” is set in a near-future New York City. It explores the social, political and economic effects of the […]

Amanda Gorman shines light on America’s future with ‘The Hill We Climb’

Gorman’s poem is now published in a book with a forward written by Oprah Winfrey. It was released on Mar. 30. The book is blanketed in a yellow cover, harkening back to Gorman’s emphatic, yellow coat worn at the inauguration. Between the covers, her poem reads with enormous power. The poem identifies the historical problems of America and hopes for a better future. 

‘The Decameron Project’ remembers life and fiction touched by COVID-19

The New York Times Magazine created their own “Decameron,” with short stories detailing COVID-19. On July 7, the magazine issue was published. Then, on Nov. 10, The New York Times Magazine released “The Decameron Project” (2020) as a print book, explaining the project and presenting the 29 stories.

How COVID-19 has affected the arts, locally and globally

While larger artists have stayed afloat, beloved venues have felt the impact of the end of live shows. In Boston, multiple local venues have been forced to close doors due to economic losses following the cancellation and postponement of live music. One such venue is Great Scott, which has hosted shows in the greater Boston area for more than 40 years.

Leslie Epstein’s ‘Hill of Beans’ explores truth, history

The novel details the lives of Epstein’s uncle Julius ("Julie") Epstein and father Philip Epstein, who were screenwriters for the iconic “Casablanca” (1942). Significant historical figures appear in the new book, including Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Goebbels (Nazi politician and Reich minister of propaganda).

Priyanka Chopra Jonas introduces ‘Unfinished’

Singh described the entertainment industry as forcing a quick lifestyle. The details that paint a life story are lost in between more pressing projects that quickly pile up. The unexpected help of seemingly endless quarantine time allowed Chopra Jonas to remember her sorrows and mistakes.

Weekender: Brookline Booksmith, The Novel Kitchen enhance pandemic-era book, food services

Brookline Booksmith expanded its previous storefront into a 4,000-square-foot space by taking over the adjacent shop in early November. A part of the addition is The Novel Kitchen, a project completed with the cheese store Curds & Co.

Elizabeth Wilcox discusses ‘The Long Tail of Trauma’

Hosted by Brookline Booksmith on Nov. 12, author Elizabeth Wilcox and Dr. Bethany Casarjian's conversation skillfully combined the commentary of Wilcox on her book "The Long Tail of Trauma" (2020), released Nov. 11, with the expertise of clinical psychologist Casarjian.

Boston Book Festival showcases feminist books

In a Boston Book Festival event aptly named “Fiction: Witches and Other Bad Heroines,” on Oct. 25, moderator Bridget Marshall interviewed four authors about the spooky contents of their novels and, more importantly, their radical female protagonists.