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Stephanie Hoechst is an arts editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a senior studying English and film & media studies. She can be reached at [email protected]


Soundtrack to the end of the world: A world post-pandemic, Part 2

For this last column, I asked my friends to share a bit of what they’re looking forward to as a post-pandemic world starts to come into focus. They sent me songs of rumination, rest and, most of all, celebration. This is part 2; part 1 is available at tuftsdaily.com. As for me, I just celebrated […]


Soundtrack to the end of the world: Ambitious and on my way to start some stuff

Hot girl music is for when you’re done feeling the feels for the day and want to walk around, mask on, like a total badass. Hot girl music makes you sweat. This is powerful lady music, this is sexy music, music for dancing in front of the mirror, music for putting on your headphones and absolutely strutting to Pax et Lox to pick up a salmon bagel.


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.


‘The World’s a Little Blurry’ pulls back the Billie Eilish curtain

The lore of Eilish’s wildly successful album is well known among fans: Eilish and Finneas wrote and recorded it in Finneas's tiny bedroom in their parents' home in Los Angeles. “The World’s a Little Blurry” keeps this intimacy at the core of its filmmaking style, eschewing any “Miss Americana”-style sit-down interviews to instead capture the relationship between Eilish and her family.


Golden Globes hosts 78th show amid controversy, pandemic

First and foremost, this year’s Golden Globe Awards were overshadowed by a recent surfacing of the fact that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the 87-person group of international journalists who decide the awards, doesn’t have a single Black member — and hasn’t in the last 20 years.


Weekender: Tufts dental student John Sobhani speaks on work with true-crime Netflix documentary

“Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel” features a third-year student at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, John Sobhani, as a source on the case. Sobhani recently spoke with the Daily about his experience working on the series, as well as how he first got involved investigating the case itself.


Holiday season must-watches

While the holiday season is going to look a little different this year, your ability to watch classic holiday films from the safety of your residence prevails. Here's what the Arts & Pop Culture editors have to say about their favorite holiday movies.


Weekender: TV worth bingeing this winter break

With winter break right around the corner and lockdowns still very much in the picture, this winter is the perfect time to catch up on all the great TV that came out in the last few months.


Coppola’s ‘On The Rocks’ is subtle, showy all at once

“On The Rocks” isn’t trying anything particularly new or mind-blowing as a film. However, it’s somehow a both stylish and understated exploration of parenthood, marriage, and fidelity that, more than anything, gives Bill Murray the chance to show off his skills yet again.


Catherine Martin discusses radio crime-solving, the patriarchy

“I treat media as a large social subconscious,” Martin says of her work in media studies. “We deal with different, changing ideas through media, especially TV.”


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