Arts & Culture

Actors in period costumes on stage of Sense and Sensibility production, some acting like they are gossiping with others. The play is a reminder of the timelessness of social pressures—and the importance of a moral compass.
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“Sense and Sensibility” hits the stage at Tufts, a reminder of the timelessness of social pressures—and the importance of a moral compass

From the beginning of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, the odds are heavily stacked against the two heroines, teenage sisters Elinor...

Author Kerri K. Greenidge is director of American Studies at Tufts University and co-director of the African American Trail Project at the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy.
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"Black Radical" by Kerri Greenidge tells the story of a civil rights agitator who empowered working Black people at the turn of the 20th century

In Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter, the hero’s story starts at the end. It’s 1934, at the depth of the Great...

A black and white photo of about twenty men digging a ditch on a hot summer day in a field. A new exhibition at Tufts University Art Gallery sheds light on the plight of those imprisoned and their families
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A new exhibition of work by more than thirty artists at Tufts University Art Galleries sheds light on those imprisoned and their families

For most people moving through their daily lives, the 2.3 million Americans who are incarcerated are essentially invisible—as is the country’s...

Writer Ariana Neumann poses in front of shelves full of books. Neumann is the author of the memoir When Time Stopped, about her father’s remarkable survival during World War II.
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In her new memoir, Ariana Neumann, A92, uncovers a harrowing story hidden for decades—the story of her own father and a family destroyed by the Holocaust

When Ariana Neumann, A92, was growing up in Caracas, she found a gray cardboard box in her father’s library. It held a German ID card bearing an...

Antoni Porowski, the food and wine specialist from the Netflix show Queer Eye, preparing a salad on stage at Tufts University. A sold-out crowd of undergrad students packed the auditorium to ask questions of the lifestyle expert.
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Food and wine expert Antoni Porowski serves up salad and support to undergrads

The Netflix series Queer Eye is a makeover show, but it is also about helping people examine their lives—in each episode, a lucky subject...