The ‘Arrival’ of a successful human-alien contact sci-fi

Most modern science fiction works don’t portray human-alien interaction well. An example of this is 2012’s “Prometheus,” which had a nightmare of a plot that was simply an accessory to over-the-top visual effects. These kinds of movies hit you over the head with the fact that, surprise, there are aliens, and then they fall apart […]

Editorial: Why the obsession with Hillary’s health?

Last week, headlines about the presidential race took a sharp turn away from policy and merit and toward the supposedly fluctuant health of the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. Unable to escape controversy, Clinton found herself under intense scrutiny after almost fainting at a Sept. 11 memorial service, the result of a brief bout of pneumonia that left her tired […]

Flashes of Brilliance: 100 meters in the blink of an eye

For two weeks this summer, people all across this world will watch people walk as fast as they can without running. We will care about which horse has been taught to dance the best. We will not only view a group of women synchronously playing with hula hoops, but we will opine on which group […]

Hank Azaria to speak at 2016 Commencement

Actor, voice actor, comedian and producer Hank Azaria (LA ’88) is set to deliver this year’s Commencement address on Sunday, May 22. Azaria, who has won five Emmys and a Screen Actors Guild Award, is currently featured in Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” and is scheduled to star in Thomas Kail’s off-Broadway play “Dry Powder” in the fall. He is also known for his many voice roles in “The […]

Chris Rock’s Oscar monologue offers biting humor, incisive social commentary

With the controversy over the lack of black Academy Award nominees reaching a fever pitch in the past couple of weeks, Chris Rock’s host was an unknown quantity. Expectations for his opening monologue, which promised to be a brutal, unsparing take on the pressing #OscarsSoWhite issue, were running high. He didn’t disappoint. From his first joke, which […]

Op-ed: Why Hillary?

By now, we’re sure you have seen the media coverage — both positive and negative — on the woman we hope will be inaugurated as our next president, but how much do you know about her and her supporters? Though you may be a strong Hillary supporter, you may still be undecided or supporting Bernie […]

Goodman Foundation ambassadors, Tufts Votes look to boost on-campus voter registration

According to the Tisch College’s Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), U.S. youth voters — those in the 18-29 age range — are consistently less likely to vote in elections than older constituents, especially in midterm elections. 64.8 percent of Americans over 25 cast their votes in the 2012 elections, compared with 41.2 percent of […]

Why the Democratic Party needs a Rand Paul

On Sunday, Hillary Clinton ended the suspense and declared that she will seek the Democratic nomination for president. The former Secretary of State’s announcement came just five days after Kentucky senator Rand Paul announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination. Paul is seen as a long shot for his party’s nomination. Paul is in line […]