‘The City Without Jews’ shines unsettling spotlight on history of antisemitism

A copy of Austrian director H. K. Breslauer’s 1924 satirical film “The City Without Jews,” presumed lost for decades, was discovered in 2015 at a Paris flea market in astonishingly good condition. The film, based on Hugo Bettauer’s 1922 novel of the same name, became the subject of a crowdfunded restoration campaign led by the […]

Art history professor Christina Maranci to speak on Armenian art, new book

Christina Maranci will give a lecture on her recently published book, “The Art of Armenia: An Introduction,” on Oct. 4, in which she will discuss the meaning and content of her book, as well as her own academic and creative processes. Maranci serves as chair of Tufts’ Art History department, as well as the Arthur H. Dadian and Ara T. Oztemel Professor of Armenian […]

‘Queer Art of Scale:’ Aymar Jean Christian on web television, intersectionality

Tufts’ Film and Media Studies Program, the Department of Drama and Dance and the Boston Cinema/Media Seminar will host a lecture by Aymar Jean Christian called “The Queer Art of Scale: Producing Indie Pilots for Web TV” this evening. Christian is an assistant professor of communication studies at Northwestern University, as well as the founder […]

Weekender: Curator Martina Tanga demystifies ‘Sculpting with Air’

From April 20 to Sept. 30, “Sculpting with Air,” an exhibition featuring two site-specific sculptures by Ian McMahon and Jong Oh, is on view at the deCordova Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Mass. The exhibition is a collaboration by McMahon, Oh and the curator, Martina Tanga. McMahon’s sculpture, “Tether,” embodies the dynamic tension between industry and […]

Tufts alumnus Albert Nichols has a solution to the post-graduation blues

Albert Nichols didn’t know what he wanted upon graduating from Tufts in 2013, but he felt the world was his for the taking. Charismatic and fiercely invested in the lives of others, Nichols, now founder and CEO of subscription-based eatery Hall, had a personal edge over some other computer science majors with whom he graduated, […]

Tufts drama department’s ‘Lysistrata’ reinvents a classic

Gird your loins, Tufts. The Tufts Department of Drama and Dance will premier the great Greek comedy “Lysistrata” on Thursday, Feb. 15. Directed by Tufts’ own Sheriden Thomas — a senior lecturer in the department — and based on Ellen McLaughlin’s modern adaptation, this version of “Lysistrata” will take a time-honored tale of war, peace, sex and […]

‘Grown-ish’ writer and Tufts alumna Kara Brown on inclusivity in TV, making it as a creator

Kara Brown’s (LA ’11) path to being one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in arts and entertainment was not a straight and narrow one. But, when talking with Brown, it is hard to ignore her drive and ambition, and the one thing that drove the now 29-year-old into doing exactly what she had hoped […]

Campus comedy groups creatively approach Tufts political climate

As Craig Drennan and Jess Silverman, now co-editors-in-chief of Tufts’ comedy magazine The Zamboni, watched the election unfold in horror on Nov. 8, 2016, they decided they had to come to terms with what they had just seen in the best way they knew: with their unique brand of absurd comedy. “By 2 p.m. the next day, […]

Student performers of color share their hopes, concerns for a cappella at Tufts

Known for elaborate showcases of vocal talent, Tufts’ numerous a cappella groups have established themselves as vibrant fixtures on campus. In recent years, these groups have also become sites of intentional dialogue to address issues of race and identity within their respective groups and in the broader Tufts community. These student efforts to create both […]

Weekender: Grammy-winning composer Terence Blanchard talks film, jazz and the genre’s future

This week, Tufts welcomed jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard for a two-day residency. The multi-Grammy award winner — who has recorded over a dozen studio albums and written scores for more than 50 movies, including several for director Spike Lee — had two events scheduled at Tufts: a lecture on composing for film on Oct. 23 and a […]