Arts & Culture

April 11, 2017
The topics range from philosophy to fiction, plus music

The wide range of research and scholarship pursued by faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences was on display at the Dean’s Annual Publication...

Jester Hairston album sleeve and disc
March 28, 2017 Large Image
A well-known composer and choral director, this Tufts alum brought the spirituals of his heritage to a wide audience

In his long life, Jester Hairston, A29, H72, was a celebrated musician, actor, composer and choral director. After a successful career on stage...

Christine Herbes-Sommers at her film studio
March 27, 2017 Large Image
A new documentary by Christine Herbes-Sommers, F71, takes on the challenges America faces as more people live longer

A century ago, the average American lived to be just 47 years old. Now, residents of the United States make it to 78 on average, and those lucky...

Kenya Barris
March 15, 2017 Large Image
Film and TV writer and producer is among seven honorary degree recipients

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (March 15, 2017) – Award-winning television writer, creator, director, showrunner, executive producer, and feature film...

Elliot Ackerman
February 22, 2017 Large Image
A new novel by former Marine Elliot Ackerman focuses on hope and despair in Syria

The journalist Elliot Ackerman, A03, F03, a former Marine, landed in Gaziantep, a city of about 1.5 million in southern Turkey, in 2013 with a...

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