Arts & Culture

Virginia Drachman
February 11, 2011 Large Image
Tracing the history of courtship in 20th century America highlights the changing relationship between the sexes

In 1901, a young man who was smitten with a girl would wait for an invitation to come calling at her home. They would likely meet in the parlor,...

February 8, 2011 Large Image
A fresh look at a lip-smacking subject

Kissing is so commonplace that we seldom ask ourselves why we do it or what is happening in our bodies and in our brains when we do it. But as...

Pop art image
February 3, 2011 Slideshow
New Tufts Art Gallery exhibition highlights works hidden in the shadows for decades

Pop Art brings certain images to mind—Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s soup cans, Roy Lichtenstein’s oversized cartoon strip icons and Robert Rauschenberg...

Tracy McAskill, contortionist
January 19, 2011 Slideshow
Tufts graduate students are blending their big top backgrounds with their studies on the Hill.

Tufts' roots, thanks to founding trustee P.T. Barnum, are inextricably bound to the circus. Lately, those roots are showing more than ever. Some...

December 21, 2010 Large Image
Stephan Pennington mines pop tunes for cultural insights

Hate country music? Think Britney Spears should just stop doing it again? Don’t tell Stephan Pennington, at least not unless you have time on your...