Tuna Margalit
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Tuna Margalit is the Executive Arts & Pop Culture Editor at The Tufts Daily. He is a junior studying political science. Tuna can be reached at [email protected]

On-campus arts students, professors respond to COVID-19 with resilience

It’s been just over a year since COVID-19 shut down Tufts. Amid the initial pandemic panic, educators and students were forced to quickly adapt to a virtual environment — something especially difficult for the university’s arts groups and programs. The Daily spoke with multiple professors and students involved in the arts about the transition to online formats.

Celebrating ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ 10 years later

It has been a full decade since Kanye West unleashed the greatest album of all time. If this sentence makes you recoil, then allow the rest of this article to make up for it.

Weekender: Malcolm Turvey previews COVID-eo Film Festival and Competition

For the first time in its six-year existence, the Tufts Film and Media Studies (FMS) program will be holding a student film festival and competition.

Cooper J. Friedman (left) and Niels Mueller (right) are pictured while filming “Small Town Wisconsin” (2020).
Weekender: Director Niels Mueller discusses new film, time at Tufts, love for cinema

The Daily spoke with Niels Mueller (LA '83) about everything cinema —from his childhood memories of watching international films in a local theater to his new project "Small Town Wisconsin" (2020).

No Suits discusses ‘SEX’ — their newest EP

Back in the doldrums of summer quarantine, The Daily had the opportunity to interview No Suits – a music group you may not have heard of, but you should know. Self-described as a blend of “hip hop, funk and alternative with live instrumentation…”, their sound draws on those of artists like Still Woozy, Pink Floyd and Kota the Friend -- an eclectic but effective mix.

‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ — Charlie Kaufman’s first foray into horror

One of the world’s most thoughtful and thought-provoking screenwriters returned to film with the Netflix release of “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” (2020).  Charlie Kaufman is Hollywood’s Atlas. His work holds up the weight of the increasingly-redundant industry with its originality. Ironically, it does so by examining the same general “thing” each time, the thing […]

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 […]

Kota the Friend discusses ‘Everything’ and everything else

“I’m good at introductions … I keep it sweet and simple.” This was Kota the Friend’s confident response when asked what he would do if he met Jay-Z, his favorite artist and biggest hero.  Kota the Friend is a Brooklyn-based rapper who has so far maintained a fairly low profile in the hip-hop community, but […]

Tame Impala’s ‘The Slow Rush’ doesn’t meet expectations

It has been over four years since “Currents” (2015), but Kevin Parker’s Tame Impala is finally back with more hypnotic musings on life’s various milestones, relationships and questions — this time with a focus on danceable drumlines and a notable absence of guitar. This completes a three-album long descent in guitar prevalence as “Lonerism” (2012) […]

The State of TikTok, Volume I

TikTok is earning the right to call itself a global pandemic. The burgeoning app is a reincarnation of the massively-yet-fleetingly popular Vine that succumbed to competition from social media titans Instagram and Snapchat as well as its inability to turn a significant profit. Though it remains to be seen if Instagram and Snapchat can outdo […]