Arts & Culture

Run-DMC and members of Aerosmith in a recording studio
February 5, 2019 Large Image
In a new book, alum Geoff Edgers reveals how the hip-hop group’s 1986 take on “Walk This Way” changed the American musical landscape

Bom bat, be boom-boom bat. The groovy drumbeat that opens Aerosmith’s 1970s arena banger “Walk This Way” is one of the most legendary...

February 4, 2019 Large Image
A new book by Tufts professor Susan Napier analyzes the Japanese anime director’s films—and his life

For fans of Japanese animation filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, each movie he creates is both an entry into a new fantastic world—and a return to a...

Kamran Rastegar at Tufts
January 25, 2019 Large Image
Humanistic inquiry can play a critical role in helping society, says Kamran Rastegar, new director of the Center for the Humanities at Tufts

Kamran Rastegar, a professor of Arabic and comparative literature, is the new director of the Center for the...

Dr. Nadine Aubry
January 22, 2019 Large Image
Esteemed scholar, innovative leader to become university’s chief academic officer

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass.— Nadine Aubry, Ph.D., who leads Northeastern University’s College of Engineering and is an internationally recognized...

three first editions of Emily Dickinson's poetry
January 16, 2019 Large Image
Julie Dobrow recounts the lives, loves, and lawsuits of the mother and daughter who created the legend of Emily Dickinson

If you’ve ever enjoyed a poem by Emily Dickinson, you can thank Mabel Loomis Todd. Without her efforts, Dickinson’s poems may never have been...