Setenay Mufti is an arts editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a senior majoring in classics. She can be reached at setenay.mufti@tufts.edu


Senior Eran Sabaner talks about Armenian art, graduate school plans

Disclaimer: Eran Sabaner is a former executive arts editor for the Tufts Daily. Sabaner was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. Eran Sabaner is a graduating senior studying art history. Originally from Turkey and moving to London next year for graduate school, here’s the Tufts Daily’s conversation with this artistic dynamo. […]


An interview with Emily Chu, Jumbo and makeup guru

Emily Chu — @emilydoes_makeup on Instagram — is a junior at Tufts studying biology and English on the pre-med track. But she’s also a makeup influencer, ambassador and a representative for Glossier. Her latest YouTube collaboration with Estee Lauder’s global beauty director Violette (@violette_fr) has caused an uptick in her followers and her influence. The […]


‘Sarabande Presents: Freefall’ is a diverse, dramatic end-of-year performance

“Sarabande Presents: Freefall,” Sarabande’s spring showcase, commenced last week on April 4 and April 6, and featured a wide array of styles, tricks and Tufts groups to celebrate freedom and the fear that comes with the fall. The performances indeed are both graceful and risky — some pieces are sensual, some are emotional and others are […]


Do it this weekend: April 5–7

There’s only about a month left in this semester, and in the home stretch the going can get boring. If you need a break from finishing your thesis or preparing final presentations, check out these artsy events this weekend below. Friday, April 5 “Wicked Queer” at the Brattle Theater This week brings independent film festival […]


‘Ash is Purest White’ is a tender enigmatic tale of loyalty, change

Let’s talk about righteousness. It is the prevailing idea of Zhangke Jia’s newest gangster film, “Ash is Purest White” (2018). Part love story, part crime drama, part political rumination, this film follows the relationship of crime lord Bin (Fan Liao) and his girlfriend Qiao (Tao Zhao) from the early 2000s to the present. “Ash is Purest White” […]


‘Mapplethorpe’ is an intriguing but tame film on the legendary provocative artist

“Mapplethorpe” (2018) is the newest biopic starring Matt Smith (of “Doctor Who” fame) as Robert Mapplethorpe, an iconic photographer of the 1970s whose subjects ranged from flowers to friends to an underground BDSM club. The movie follows Mapplethorpe from his early years as a starving artist with Patti Smith (Marianne Rendón), to his growing prominence […]


Form and flow: Conversations with Harry Dodge

On Wednesday, artist Harry Dodge came to the Tufts University Art Gallery to give a tour of his current exhibit “Harry Dodge: Works of Love.” In this collection of Dodge’s work from largely the past 10 years, Dodge goes from room to room, choosing pieces from the exhibit to explore physicality, space and the metaphysical […]


‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ is an overly sweet adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel

“If Beale Street Could Talk” (2018) is the newest film by Barry Jenkins, the writer and director of “Moonlight” (2016) and the movie is an adaptation of the James Baldwin novel by the same name, which follows the trials and triumphs of a young black couple in New York. It is a slice-of-life story that shows […]


Graciela Iturbide’s ‘Mexico’ offers a touching, intimate look at Mexico and its people

For the last couple of months, the “Ansel Adams: In Our Time” exhibit has been the buzz of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), but there is a second, smaller but arguably more impressive and impactful, photography exhibit at the MFA right now. It is Graciela Iturbide’s “Mexico:” an intimate and stunning collection of Graciela […]


‘The Favourite’ is pity, fear, hilarity all in one

“The Favourite,” the newest dark comedy by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, also known for “The Lobster” (2015) and “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (2017), is best walked into blind. Although the film’s concept is simple enough, a power struggle between a maid and her cousin in an 18th century English court, Lanthimos brings his distinctive style and […]


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