Arts & Culture

Portrait of John Marshall
February 20, 2018 Large Image
A new biography of John Marshall shows how the influential Supreme Court chief justice promoted the judiciary and a strong federal government

John Marshall became one of the most influential chief justices of the United States Supreme Court, even though he had completed just one year of...

Christopher Golden at Tufts talking with a student
February 13, 2018 Large Image
Two-time Bram Stoker Award winner Christopher Golden, A89, shares the secrets of a successful writing career

On a typical day, writer Christopher Golden, A89, might have a half dozen projects on his plate, and there’s certainly no time for writer’s block...

Amanda Yesnowitz performing a song
February 8, 2018 Large Image
Musical theater lyricist Amanda Yesnowitz, J94, has a knack for witty repartee—and nabs a prestigious prize

It’s not hard to see where Amanda Yesnowitz’s passion lies. She sums it up in a song she wrote called “...

Dennis Rasmussen at Tufts
January 16, 2018 Large Image
A new book shows how the world of ideas grew when David Hume and Adam Smith, eminent 18th century thinkers, bonded

David Hume and Adam Smith were leading thinkers of the 1700s, and their ideas continue to influence us to this day. Hume is considered one of the...

Frank Lehman with the shadow of Darth Vader behind him on a red background
January 12, 2018 Large Image
Frank Lehman finds complexity, character clues, and the definitive sound of evil in the music of "Star Wars"

For a sci-fi fan, is anything more thrilling than a darkened theater, the flash of the yellow Stars Wars logo, and the first rousing...