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]

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 […]

Larry David is back in season 10 of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

The premiere episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm’s” (2000–) decadal season is a reaffirmation of the unmatched brilliance that is Larry David’s writing. Some of “Curb’s” elements introduced following the post-season-eight hiatus — namely, high definition photography and an insistence on spicing up the camera angles — detract from the classic “Curb” feel. Having said that, […]

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 […]

The best albums of the decade

Three arts editors came together to decide on their top 10 best albums of the decade — no easy task when the 2010s have spanned music from artists like LMFAO to Billie Eilish. Christopher Panella’s list Honorable mentions: “Plastic Beach” (2010) by Gorillaz, “Trouble in Paradise” (2014) by La Roux, “Emotion” (2015) by Carly Rae […]

‘The Irishman’: A new, mature crime classic

With “The Irishman” (2019), director Martin Scorsese has found a story to truly drive home an essential point about living a life of crime. Regardless of your desire for engaging in crimes such as murder, blowing up buildings and gunrunning, you may unfortunately come to find that the Mafioso-lifestyle is merely a temporary high — […]