Arts & Culture

a man holding a book looking at an image of a cloud in the form of a brain
August 6, 2018 Large Image
In a new book, Maryanne Wolf argues that our brains are changing with all this screen reading, but that it’s not too late to fix the damage

Maryanne Wolf needed to test a hypothesis. A longtime researcher on how reading on screens changes the brain—and not for the better—she was coming...

Kathryn Bostic standing beside a piano
June 28, 2018 Large Image
Kathryn Bostic weaves tapestries of sound for theater, concerts, films and television

The art of making music for concerts, theater, television, and film is complex: it’s a matter of capturing a mood and setting the right tone for...

open book on an outdoor table
June 25, 2018 Large Image
The Tufts community offers suggestions for your reading pleasure and edification

Despite many predictions of the decline of books and reading, it seems like the reading public is as strong as ever—with paper books leading the...

A student makes handmade paper using colored pulp and a deckle box
May 16, 2018 Large Image
In an SMFA class, students transform messy pulp into objects of art

Paper leads a double life. It’s the get-it-done medium for annual reports and memos, newspapers and paperbacks. But there’s also another side to...

mural made up of many square elements and nearby hallway
May 10, 2018 Large Image
School of the Museum of Fine Arts students create a mural in the Science and Engineering Complex’s Robinson Hall

There’s a new student project on display at the School of Engineering, but it’s not a device or a machine—it’s a mural painted by students of the...