Stephanie Hoechst

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]

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.”

‘Avatar’ and ‘Korra’: The 2020 cultural juggernauts

Considering that “Avatar” first debuted over 15 years ago, it hardly seems the candidate to make such a strong comeback as (technically) a children’s show. However, “Avatar’s” newfound popularity –– as well as “Korra,” its sequel/spinoff series –– proves not only their mastery of TV storytelling, but their timelessness and relevance of cultural commentary.

‘Ted Lasso,’ latest Apple TV+ comedy, capitalizes on feel-good formula

In the world of “Ted Lasso” (2020–), positivity trumps all—a well-worded pep talk, a heartfelt apology or a can-do attitude can usually right any wrong. So goes the philosophy of Apple TV+’s most recent comedy, whose commitment to feel-good stories greeted us with open arms beginning in the middle of a harrowing summer.

Leadership of Comic Relief, TFL speak on importance of representation in comedy

In the past five years, Comic Relief and TFL (which no longer stands for Tufts Funny Ladies, its original name, so as to include all non-cis-male gender identities) have emerged as a way to provide a space for traditionally underrepresented voices in comedy.

Season 2 of ‘PEN15’ (2019–) takes us back to middle school

This season of “PEN15” delivers an experience just as weird, heartbreaking and unexpectedly wonderful as being a middle school girl is.

Arts-related departments adapt to COVID-19 restrictions

Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Through careful planning alongside university administrators, department faculty and student leaders, the Tufts Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies has based its fall 2020 policies largely off those recommended by national theater and dance organizations. Heather Nathans, the department chair of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and the Alice […]