Central Square Theater’s ‘Frankenstein’ reclaims its monster

Content warning: This article mentions sexual assault.  Frankenstein’s monster, as he is known today in popular culture, is a far cry from the philosophically and morally tortured being created by Mary Shelley in the novel that jump-started the genre of science fiction. Two hundred years after the publication of the original novel, Central Square Theater’s production […]


Twenty One Pilots bring eclectic, inspired set to TD Garden

Content warning: This article discusses mental health. The musical style of Twenty One Pilots is impossible to place into a single category. Their music is eclectic, combining elements of alternative rock, emo rap, reggae and even, as some describe it, ‘ukulele screamo.’ The duo, consisting of frontman Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun, put on […]


Out on the Town: The Adams National Historical Park

Boston has very close ties to colonial and revolutionary history, as well as a host of institutions dedicated to its preservation. For a notable example, the various homes where former presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams lived are still standing in Quincy, Mass. The Adams National Historical Park, which maintains the homes, offers very informative guided tours […]


Q&A: Inaugural Tufts Latinx Film Festival celebrates diversity, dialogue

While movies can amuse and entertain us, they also teach us a lot about ourselves and the society we live in. It is also important and beneficial to watch movies that depict the lives and societies of others, so we can develop a better understanding and appreciation of each other and begin to bridge the […]


Mental health issues in fashion bring traditional practices into question

Content warning: This article discusses suicide and mental health. The fashion world has a problematic past when it comes to how it approaches the mental health of the people who are a part of it. Models are subject to an intense amount of pressure from different stakeholders in the fashion industry that is not sustainable […]


‘Minding the Gap’ provides subjects with opportunity for reflection, redemption

Content warning: This article discusses child abuse and domestic abuse. 2018 may be shaping up to be the year of the documentary. With films like “RBG,” “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” and “Three Identical Strangers” released in theaters, the documentary has seen a surge in quality output. While these theatrical releases have dominated the media spotlight […]


Tufts alum Matt Bai explores origins of tabloid politics in ‘The Front Runner’

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life and Tufts University Social Collective Film Series will host an advance screening of “The Front Runner” tonight at the Somerville Theatre, followed by a Q&A with screenwriter Matt Bai (LA ’90). Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the film and Bai’s process of developing the screenplay from his 2014 book, […]


‘Christmas is Here!’ gives Pentatonix fans early delight

Following the release of their single “Making Christmas,” a cover from the soundtrack of the critically acclaimed movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993), a capella group Pentatonix released their fourth full-length Christmas album on Oct. 26, titled “Christmas Is Here!” Featuring favorites like “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and “Jingle Bells,” the album also boasts collaborations […]


Movie Theater Butter: In defense of the flawed women of ‘Sex and the City’

Okay, I’ll admit it. I love “Sex and the City” (1998–2004). Although “Sex and the City” was at one point immensely popular, garnering a viewership of 10.6 million people, mentioning that you chuckled at Samantha’s mishap with her attempt at at-home-hair-bleaching now brands you as a simpleton and threatens your seat at the feminist table. A […]


‘Studio 54’ delves into mystique of legendary New York nightclub

Drag queens. Actresses on horses. Quaaludes. Donald Trump. All of these things and other equally eccentric, bizarre and mind-boggling ingredients made up the pure liberating madness that was the notorious experimental discotheque Studio 54, one of the earliest cultural touchstones for LGBTQ Americans. Almost 40 years after the rise and fall of the notoriously exclusive nightclub, director Matt Tyrnauer offers […]


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