Arts & Culture

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December 16, 2014
The Tufts community weighs in with wintertime book recommendations

Our year-end books roundup is always a page-turner. And with suggestions from John Steinbeck to dystopian fiction and from modern journalism and a...

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December 9, 2014 Large Image
The number of movies featuring African American main characters is still small and reflects a misguided idea of what will sell, says Tufts professor

Hollywood has been abuzz this fall with word of major motion pictures that focus renewed attention on the African American film landscape, such as...

a man walking in war ruined Gaza in 1917
November 18, 2014 Large Image
Leila Fawaz recounts the long-forgotten history of the Ottomans’ losing fight in World War I, and the widespread suffering it caused

When most Americans think of World War I, images of trench warfare in France come to mind. But the Great War, as it was called then, wasn’t just...

still from movie, of mother and daughter
November 4, 2014
Kathryn Dietz, J76, helped organize the upcoming Boston International Kids Film Festival with shows for, about and sometimes by young people

And now, for your viewing pleasure, we present a film about a rag-tag team of friends battling the inevitable zombie apocalypse, directed by...

illustration of halloween pumpkin in moonlight
October 28, 2014
On the cusp of All Hallows Eve, some haunting reading for you from our archives

You wouldn’t think university news could be so macabre, but it turns out that Tufts can be a frightfully interesting place.