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


Weekender: ‘jeen-yuhs’ and the trouble with Ye

One thing you realize as you blow through the recent Ye-focused docuseries, “jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy” (2022) is that our mercurial friend and subject can outpace any public conception of him.  Well, that is if you keep up with the Yeezy zeitgeist — a whirlwind at best, a tornado at worst.  As of late, Ye, […]


‘The Many Saints of Newark’ falls many miles short of David Chase’s old work

Disclaimer: This article contains spoilers for “The Many Saints of Newark” and “The Sopranos.” “The Sopranos” (1999–2007) writer David Chase had no obligation to keep “Sopranos” spoilers out of his new film, “The Many Saints of Newark” (2021). (It’s been 14 years, marone!) But putting a top-three biggest spoiler in the first twenty seconds of […]


Kanye tells flawed but epic story of faith and family on ‘Donda’

After three listening parties spanning a month and a half, a 24-hour livestream in Mercedes Benz-Stadium showing the tantalizing happenings of a small, converted bedroom, unreleased songs being played randomly on the radio and just an overall lack of transparency on when his album would release, Kanye West finally allowed “Donda” (2021) to hit the […]


Senior profile: Panella reminisces on a fulfilling 4 years at Tufts

Disclaimer: Chris Panella is an arts editor and a columnist at The Tufts Daily. The Daily’s editorial department acknowledges that this article is premised on a conflict of interest. This article is a special feature for Commencement 2021 that does not represent the Daily’s standard journalistic practices. Chris was not involved in the writing or […]


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: If I can’t have good times and bad times in the summer in the city

I write this on an abnormal day — white builds up in the corners of windows that should be refracting April yellow-red-orange glow —  but I know these days of light and sunroof-down drives with Spotify are near. My weather app says so. The return of the sun will clear the sinuses of snow, as summer hovers on the horizon. Play these songs as you learn to live again. 


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).


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