Arts & Culture

Students at Allen Community College in Iola, Kansas, rehearse Bystander 9/11
September 7, 2021 Large Image
Meron Langsner’s "Bystander 9/11"—which features strangers flung together by the terrorist attacks—helps communities grapple with history and emotion

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Meron Langsner, AG11, overslept “a little,” as he recalls in his autobiographical one-act play, Bystander 9/...

July 29, 2021 Large Image
Tufts professor Joseph Litvak recommends podcasts and TV shows that’ll make you laugh — while they make you think

We could all use a good laugh this summer, after coping with the COVID-19 pandemic for more than a year. But humor isn’t just an escape from...

Melissa Orkin, AG08, AG12, and Leandra Elion, both lecturers with the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts.
July 21, 2021 Large Image
Two Tufts lecturers partnered with the Department of Education to create and establish state-wide guidelines for screening young children for dyslexia

Dyslexia, the general term that describes difficulty with accurate and/or fluent reading, is the most common type of learning disability. Until...

Woman stands outside holding a colorful digital painting.
July 16, 2021 Large Image
Boston high school students passionate about art hone their skills in the free City Studio program at SMFA at Tufts

Ever since he was a boy in Haiti, Karl Eilsee has loved making art. When he immigrated to the United States in 2017, he was inspired by YouTubers...

Joanne Diaz. Three questions with the poet, professor, and podcast host about the pleasures of verse.
July 13, 2021 Large Image
3 questions with poet, professor, and podcast host Joanne Diaz, J94, about the pleasures of verse

Too many people feel intimidated by poetry, says Joanne Diaz, J94—and with a podcast, she’s hoping to change that by making poems more accessible...