Arts & Culture

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...

John Lurz at Tufts
February 15, 2017 Large Image
Modernist writers like Joyce and Woolf never forgot that books are finite objects, or that we ourselves are finite beings

When you read a book, the experience is both intellectual and physical, says John Lurz, an assistant professor of English, who writes about the...

photo of boats in sea
February 14, 2017 Large Image
Tufts exhibitions compel audiences to think about oceans in new ways

Artists have romanticized the sea for centuries. Drawn to its beauty, fluidity and vast unexplored territory, they traditionally create...

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