Arts & Culture

August 29, 2013
Neighbors, Friends Invited to Join University for Learning, Family Entertainment, Lunch, More

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. – Residents, neighbors and friends are invited to celebrate the 11th annual Community Day at Tufts University on...

books as sailing ships
July 29, 2013 Large Image
Members of the Tufts community share what they are reading this summer

Heading into prime vacation season each summer, we ask faculty, students, staff and alumni to tell us about books they like, and why they would...

Todd Ellis Kessler on the set of “Nashville.”
July 16, 2013 Large Image
Todd Ellis Kessler, A80, talks about what it’s like to write for the hit TV drama

Todd Ellis Kessler, A80, a veteran Hollywood television writer, is now writing for the hit ABC drama Nashville. Not since Robert Altman’s...

Ron Pies
July 11, 2013 Large Image
Tufts psychiatrist Ronald Pies culls the wisdom of Judaism, Buddhism and Stoicism for advice in coping with life’s vicissitudes

Life throws many curve balls. Some even end up beaning us. How we respond, Ronald Pies says, is what makes the difference between a contented life...

Russian Wedding, by Marc Chagall
June 19, 2013 Large Image
In his course An Introduction to Yiddish Culture, Sol Gittleman tells the story of the many voices that make up America

One of the last works I have students read in An Introduction to Yiddish Culture is “Eli, the Fanatic,” that early Philip Roth story of postwar...