Polykhroma’s latest show ‘Intervals,’ a recession into thoughtfulness

According to the Chinese proverb “the spectator sees the game better than the players,” one may only critically reflect on certain situations from a distance. Therefore, people’s constant, voluntary disassociations from and re-evaluations of their natural states of being are crucial catalysts for dissidence and change. To put it in the language of “Intervals,” the sixth Polykhroma […]


Rihanna pushes her boundaries on new single

Forget about Yeezy season, its RiRi season. And it’s about time. After releasing new albums almost annually from 2004-2012, Rihanna took a hiatus. Now, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known by her stage name Rihanna, is doling out singles to prep for the release of her next album, set to drop this year. Unnamed until recently, the highly anticipated […]


Reed Krakoff offers predictions for future of fashion

This past Monday evening, March 30, esteemed alumni Reed Krakoff (LA ’86) visited Tufts and spoke to an audience of alumni and students. As part of the Lyon & Bendheim Alumni Lecture Series, Krakoff came to Tufts to discuss his experiences in the fashion industry and to provide insights into the directions in which he believes […]


The Kesha Manifesto

As the Tufts campus prepares to welcome one of pop’s biggest, most outlandish and crass stars to the Spring Fling stage, the Daily Arts Section set out to deliver a comprehensive history of her persona and her music, and to explain why she is a driving feminist force in the music industry. With as much […]


Reflecting on #TheDress

It took the internet by storm. Granted, its fame was not unprecedented for cultural memes, but something was different about this phenomenon. People had no control over how they perceived it — their perceptions were totally unadulterated by social and cultural filters, relying solely on how their brains interpreted what their eyes showed them. So, was it […]


Artist Spotlight: Todd Terje

Reverb is a weekly collaborative music review within the Arts section that explores new albums and covers new artists, whether indie or mainstream. Our goal is to explore and examine everything that modern music has to offer and to educate anyone who cares. It’s been a solid 30 years since the ’80s were cool, but […]


Artist Spotlight: Mr Twin Sister

Reverb is a weekly collaborative music review within the Arts section that explores new albums and covers new artists, whether indie or mainstream. Our goal is to explore and examine everything that modern music has to offer and to educate anyone who cares. Who is Mr Twin Sister? A better question might be, “Who are […]


Alex Giannascoli elevates songwriting with minimalism and raw energy

His music sounds like someone took Elliot Smith and Washed Out tracks and smushed them underfoot using a mustard-yellow hand-me-down pair of Oxford shoes to give them character, and then ironed them out, kissed them with some bootleg Bob Dylan record and stuck them out the window to dry in some placeless, American suburban wasteland. […]


Winter movie preview: five films you won’t want to miss

Oscar season — aka winter — is upon us, meaning all the future classics are finally hitting theaters in rapid fire, just in time for us to huddle up indoors. Already identifiable are a few definite contenders: “Gone Girl,” “Boyhood” and maybe even “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Historically speaking, however, the best is yet to come. […]


The Velvet Underground release six disc ‘super deluxe’ reissue

In October, The Velvet Underground announced they’d be releasing a reissue of their third album — “The Velvet Underground” (1969) — to celebrate its 45th anniversary. However, what came out on Nov. 24 was certainly not an average reissue from the legendary band, but instead a six disc, 65 track, “super deluxe” reissue of their work […]


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