Arts & Culture

Jeff Briggs' carousel in action
October 15, 2013 Video
Sculptor Jeff Briggs brings New England creatures to life on the Kennedy Greenway carousel

The lifelike animals on Boston’s newest carousel were turning around in the mind of Jeff Briggs long before they appeared on the Rose...

Linda Bamber
October 4, 2013 Large Image
In Linda Bamber’s new short story collection, convicts play Hamlet and characters from Othello run a modern-day English department

The inmates at a Missouri prison are staging Shakespeare’s Hamlet. “Big Hutch,” in for armed robbery, is playing Horatio: “ ‘I don’t see...

a group of villagers in Uganda making music and signing
September 27, 2013 Large Image
In recordings made by Jeffrey Summit, villagers tell the stories of their lives and build religious tolerance

Jeffrey Summit, G88, G95, brews a pot of coffee each morning, savoring the aroma of the dark roast, a fair trade coffee from Uganda. It has a...

Boris Hasselblatt at Trinity Church
September 18, 2013 Large Image
Mathematician Boris Hasselblatt takes his love of music every week to the Trinity Church choir

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

Each weekend...

Saadat Manto
September 17, 2013 Large Image
Historian Ayesha Jalal illustrates the tragedy of the subcontinent's partition through the life of her great-uncle, a well-known short story writer

Americans often regard Pakistan with suspicion and trepidation, as part of a Muslim world that appears hostile to them. The Pakistani perspective...