Stephanie Hoechst
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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]

From the Arts Editors: Our quarantine consumption

To be more deliberate with my time and help diversify my literary world, I committed to only reading authors of color during my quarantine time and throughout 2020. I first read April Sinclair’s “Coffee Will Make You Black” (1994) and “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” (1965). Two very different books, but both so important to […]

Senior Profile: Napoliello makes film unapologetically

Graduating senior Rachel Napoliello didn’t start her Tufts career knowing she wanted to pursue filmmaking.  “I came in knowing I was definitely going to have a chemistry major, and I originally thought I was probably going to pursue studio arts as a minor or something, just because I wanted to keep that in my life,” […]

‘Sense and Sensibility’ to bring Austen’s classic to modern audience

Between the corsets, accents and obsession with propriety, experiencing a period drama can feel like stepping into another world. For some, that ability for escapism is part of its charm; for others, its rules can make the stories feel alienating. Barbara Wallace Grossman, a professor in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies and […]

Oscars predictions: What should win, will win, was snubbed, doesn’t belong

With the 92nd Academy Awards just around the corner on Feb. 9, the Tufts Daily Arts & Living team threw together some predictions for the film industry’s biggest night of the year. Each editor took the five categories that gave them most intrigue and picked who should win, who will win, who got snubbed and […]

‘Miss Americana’ explores emotional intensity of Taylor Swift’s fame

“Be new to us. Be young to us … Live out a narrative that we find interesting enough to entertain us, but not so crazy that it makes us uncomfortable,” Taylor Swift said describing the burden placed on female artists to constantly reinvent themselves in the new documentary “Miss Americana” (2020). Swift’s disillusioned narration plays […]

Organizers of Boston Student Film Festival prepare for this year’s screening

For student filmmakers, entering into big festivals can be intimidating. Festivals often require fees to submit work, and it can be difficult for students to feel welcome in what is usually a very competitive space. Luckily, the organizers of the Boston Student Film Festival, currently working on this year’s event, seek to create an opportunity […]

‘Little Women’ showcases Gerwig’s mastery of adaptation

Adapting a screenplay is about more than simply making the story of a book fit into the format of a script. Satisfying film adaptations understand that novels and films are two entirely different animals — to properly tell a novel’s story requires an understanding of its core, an eye toward the visceral and symbolic rather […]

The Arts Section Presents: 2010s in film

The 2010s saw cultural milestones for film. Disney dominated big-box film — in 2015, Disney and Lucasfilm began the epic third trilogy of the “Star Wars” franchise (1977–), while Marvel dropped a whopping 21 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including four “Avengers” movies that mark the beginning and end of an era of Marvel […]

Creators of ‘Downton Abbey’ speak at Boston premiere

The Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline hosted the Boston premiere of the much-anticipated “Downton Abbey” (2019) movie on Tuesday, which opens in the U.S. this weekend. In addition to the early screening of the film, the Coolidge Corner Theater also hosted members of the “Downton” team for a special Q&A about the creative process and […]