Drama department’s ‘An Enemy of the People’ explores modern environmental issues

This Thursday, the Tufts Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies will open a production of Brad Birch’s 2018 adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1882 play, “En Folkefiende” (“An Enemy of the People”) in the Balch Arena Theater. Directed by Noe Montez, associate professor of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies as well as the director of […]

Bhallin’ with Books: Jake Skeets’ poetry

I began this week lost. I read the first few pages of multiple books, but nothing felt right. I wanted to read something else, something different. However, without knowing what, I got stuck not doing any reading at all. ​Luckily, I happen to follow a lot of bookstores on Instagram. They are constantly posting bookish […]

Hardesty speaks on new book ‘Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds’ at Royall House

Jared Hardesty has been studying slavery in New England for a decade. His first book “Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston” (2016) is based on his dissertation on slavery in Boston specifically. “Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds” (2019) widens his scope to the whole New England region. This past Thursday, Hardesty spoke about […]

Boston-born DIY outfit Twen comes to Brighton Music Hall

For many bands, making it out of one’s original scene means a certain decline in authenticity. Sure, they still retain the same face-value humility when peddling their new cassette at their merch stand after the show, but especially in the age of Instagram popularity and the saturation of indie acts, it’s easy to fall down […]

Bangers and Bops: Social butterfly with sad girl tendencies

In high school, teachers often deemed me either a chatterbox or social butterfly. Did I speak a lot during class about things that were not necessarily about topics in any lesson plan? Of course, but in my defense, I felt like very few people really have to know the ins and outs of calculus, while […]

‘Walmart yodeling boy’ dazzles Boston with impressive musical talent

Mason Ramsey, the now 12-year-old “Walmart yodeling boy,” brought some twang with him to Boston’s Brighton Music Hall last Friday night. After a video of him singing Hank Williams’ “Lovesick Blues” in a southern Illinois Walmart went viral in spring 2018, Ramsey launched a rather impressive career. Within just a few weeks of his video landing on the […]

The Biebers’ wedding is a fashion affair to remember

Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber’s wedding at the end of September was much more than just nuptials. Despite being married in a private ceremony at a New York City courthouse last fall, the Biebers waited over a year to hold an official wedding. The event took place at the Montage Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina on Sept. […]

‘How to Fall Slowly’ showcases student compositions

The Department of Music hosted “Tufts Composers: How to Fall Slowly,” on Wednesday, an installment of this season’s Tufts Composers concert series. The show featured a lineup of new, original works by Tufts students, faculty and alumni. The annual series was conceived to highlight works by students of two advanced composition courses: Contemporary Composition (MUS-0118) and Composition Practicum […]

The wet weirdness of ‘The Lighthouse’

Madness isn’t exactly something to crash right into — there’s no cannonballing into a pool of insanity. Rather, it’s more likely that losing one’s mind is a slow wade through icy water, waves roaring and foaming. But there has to be a source to madness — not a moment that causes a mental break, but […]

Love It or Haute It: Capes

Capes have been called one of the new trends for this fall. They have graced runways for Céline, Burberry and Oscar de la Renta and are expected to make the jump from fashion shows to street wear in a huge way this year. The cape supposedly serves the purpose of keeping you warm while also having […]