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]

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 […]

2019 summer movie roundup

This year’s box office has been Disney-dominated — from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to remakes, Disney has half of the 10 highest grossing films of the year. It’s no surprise that some of these films have been summer blockbusters, but there are other films that rose to success. Here are the Tufts Daily’s arts […]

‘Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes’ questions about stereotyping, representation

This weekend, the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies will be presenting their spring production, “Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes.” While the cast is small, with only five actors, the show asks big questions about stereotypes in Hollywood and grapples with issues of representation. Heather Nathans, chair of the department and director of “Jihad Jones,” […]

Torn Ticket II explores high school, mental health in ‘Heathers: The Musical’

Disclaimer: Amanda Rose is a former assistant arts editor at The Tufts Daily. Rose was not involved in the writing or editing of this article.  This weekend, Torn Ticket II will tackle “Heathers: The Musical” as one of its spring shows. The student production has come together in just six short weeks, a feat considering how ambitious the […]

Do it this weekend: March 8–10

Looking for some fun, artsy activities to do this weekend? Here are just a few of the arts-related things going on at Tufts and in Boston for you to explore and enjoy. Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9: Pen, Paint, and Pretzels (3Ps) presents “Mr. Burns: a post-electric play” This weekend, 3Ps presents their Spring Major […]

Highlight reel: Top 5 arts articles of the semester

Disclaimer: Although Tommy Gillespie’s “Drag Race Recap” is featured, he had no part in the writing or editing in the description of his article. As part of Daily Week, the Arts & Living section will be revisiting five of our most popular articles from the semester. Written by a cross section of editors, contributing writers […]

A cappella personality Deke Sharon talks time at Tufts, beyond

Last week, Tufts hosted a cappella singer and music producer Deke Sharon (A ’91), a Tufts alum and a former member of the Tufts Beelzebubs.  While on campus, Sharon gave a lecture entitled “Harmony Through Harmony.”  In addition, he participated in a concert with Tufts a cappella groups, teaching them his a cappella arrangements and […]