Arts & Culture

a portrait of Machiavelli
December 20, 2013 Large Image
“The Prince” was about more than playing politics—and is as relevant today as it was when published 500 years ago, scholars say

Niccolò Machiavelli lost his job in 1512. He had been secretary to the chancery for the Republic of Florence since 1498, but the Medici family...

man with gray hair playing violin
December 17, 2013
Composer John McDonald, professor and chair of the Department of Music, offers his advice

As a composer and pianist, when I’m asked to write something for a new instrument, I enjoy the privilege of starting from scratch. So I feel as if...

woman reading book in bookstore
December 16, 2013
The Tufts community weighs in with recommendations for your winter reading pleasure

You might read on your phone, tablet, Kindle or Nook—or even, gasp!—holding a hardcover or paperback in your hands. Whatever your...

 Rita Ortolino-Dioguardi at home with her art
November 1, 2013 Slideshow
Rita Ortolino-Dioguardi creates collages and quilts with spontaneous inspiration and painstaking care

In the third of an occasional series, Tufts Now highlights the hidden talents of Tufts faculty and staff.

Rita Ortolino-...

a composite of six photos of women who survived wars
October 22, 2013 Slideshow
Elizabeth Herman, A10, uncovers a hidden legacy in her photographic documentary

Soldiers invaded their homes and killed their families while they watched. They were raped, tortured, imprisoned and displaced, and they often...