‘Ecologies of Acknowledgement’ calls for recognition of occupied land 

This fall, The Tufts University Art Galleries (TUAG) is showing “Ecologies of Acknowledgment,” a collaborative project between the writer and interdisciplinary artist Sarah Kanouse and researcher and writer Nicholas Brown.


Maeve’s Music Mondays: Behind the stigmas and supergroups of K-pop

My brief stint as a K-Pop fan was often characterized by an overwhelming sense of awkwardness. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve overcome those early insecurities and embraced the versatile, often stunning, style of K-Pop.


‘We Are Who We Are’ ticks all the boxes

At first glance, HBO's "We Are Who We Are" (2020) seems like the lovechild of "Euphoria" (2019) and "Skins" (2007-2013) — another teen drama that portrays the ups and downs of adolescence and self-discovery. But as with all filmmaker Luca Guadagnino projects, there's more than what meets the eye.


Open Mike Eagle’s new album ‘Anime, Trauma and Divorce’ doesn’t deliver what it could

Mike Eagle’s latest album, “Anime, Trauma and Divorce” (2020), as its title suggests, is his most vulnerable one yet. Each of the three elements occupies a unique place in the album and culminates in an admirably personal tale of loss, confusion and anguish. 


Live-Streamed and Quarantined: Yaeji

Whether I’m writing a paper at the Sink on a Monday morning or Ubering downtown on a Friday night, somehow Yaeji’s music manages to be both energizing and relaxing at the same time, melding to whatever mood I find myself in.


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).


Taylor Swift: ‘The Last Great American Dynasty’

Armed with over a decade’s worth of hindsight, it’s clear to me what has made Swift so consistently compelling for so long, and it really all ties back to her ability to connect with listeners.


‘Ratched’ artfully tempers 2020 chaos

Nurse Ratched’s skill of imposing order on disorder, be it of the mind or in society, gives the audience a certain added relief in the chaotic landscape of COVID-19 –– and overall the series provides an artful relief from 2020 realities.


Keep the Cameras Rolling: A new moviegoing experience

2019 was such a good year for movies. This makes it all the more disappointing that 2020 has been almost completely barren. The more interesting result has been the slew of movies released on streaming services or for direct purchase on demand.


Joji’s ‘Nectar’ isn’t as sweet as it hopes

Overall, “Nectar” presents a gripping journey through Joji’s mind. From the very beginning, the listener is immersed as Joji struggles with understanding the impact of heartbreak and solitude. However, this captivation is often interrupted by uninspired tracks that have no distinguishable identities, leaving listeners bored.


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