‘Viewpoints’: An anthology of photographic poems about modernity

The Industrial Revolution brought the world into an era of intrigue. Rapid technological advancements transformed the means of production and transportation, in turn creating diverse — even conflicting — cultural shifts, such as the increasing alienation of workers from their work and community and the unprecedented confluence of people and ideas through the railway and […]

In defense of ‘Vox Lux’

Just 22 minutes into “Vox Lux” (2018), Willem Dafoe’s buttery narration succinctly summarizes the genesis and damnation of its troubled star. Just days into the new millennium, the teenage Celeste Montgomery (Raffey Cassidy) stands at the candlelit pulpit of a close-knit Staten Island Catholic church to sing at a vigil for the victims a Columbine-like […]

2019 summer music roundup

Sure, 2019 might just feel dominated by the Billboard Hot 100 record-breaking “Old Town Road” and its array of remixes, but there have been plenty of other releases to talk about. Some artists, like Katy Perry, have been slowly making new hit songs. Others, like Taylor Swift, have released some incredibly mediocre music, with less-than-stellar […]

‘Stranger Things 3’ explores new themes but similar plot

This review contains spoilers. Netflix released the third season of “Stranger Things” (2016–), an international sci-fi smash hit, on Independence Day this past summer. In this season, the children and adults of Hawkins once again have to battle a grotesque monster from another dimension, one that uses human beings as a vessel to enter our […]

2019 summer movie roundup

This year’s box office has been Disney-dominated — from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to remakes, Disney has half of the 10 highest grossing films of the year. It’s no surprise that some of these films have been summer blockbusters, but there are other films that rose to success. Here are the Tufts Daily’s arts […]

Senior Eran Sabaner talks about Armenian art, graduate school plans

Disclaimer: Eran Sabaner is a former executive arts editor for the Tufts Daily. Sabaner was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. Eran Sabaner is a graduating senior studying art history. Originally from Turkey and moving to London next year for graduate school, here’s the Tufts Daily’s conversation with this artistic dynamo. […]

Review Rewind: ‘Snatch’

The Movie: “Snatch” The Year: 2000 The People: Jason Statham as Turkish, Brad Pitt as Mickey O’Neil, Benicio Del Toro as Franky Four Fingers, Lennie James as Sol, Dennis Farina as Cousin Avi, Guy Ritchie as the director of the film. The Non-Revealing Plot: Three separate plots are hatched to retrieve a stolen diamond. Unofficial […]

Senior Profile: Jason Martin

Jason Martin is multitalented, if nothing else. As he graduates this spring with a degree in political science, Martin will be able to say he participated in Tufts drama department performances and independent Tufts theater shows as well as Tufts Dance Collective all in his four years here. This doesn’t even include the internship Martin […]

Chief Curator Dina Deitsch speaks on Tufts Art Galleries’ past, future

Since Dina Deitsch took over as chief curator of the then-Tufts Art Gallery in July 2017, the gallery has changed immensely. Even the name of the institution, from the Tufts Art Gallery to the Tufts Art Galleries (TUAG), has been subject to change. TUAG are currently undergoing a total rebrand, both online and on paper. […]

Senior Profile: Abby Schmidt

Disclaimer: Abby Schmidt is a contributing writer for the Tufts Daily. Schmidt was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. For some seniors, going to Tufts was about a change of place. “I’ve always loved traveling and seeing new places,” Abby Schmidt said. In an open study room in the Mayer Campus […]