Disclaimer: This article contains spoilers for “The Many Saints of Newark” and “The Sopranos.”
After three listening parties spanning a month and a half, a 24-hour livestream in Mercedes Benz-Stadium showing the tantalizing happenings of a small, converted bedroom, unreleased songs being played randomly on the radio and just an overall lack of transparency on when his album would release, Kanye West finally allowed “Donda” (2021) to hit the airwaves two Sundays ago.
Disclaimer: Chris Panella is an arts editor and a columnist at The Tufts Daily. The Daily’s editorial department acknowledges that this article is premised on a conflict of interest. This article is a special feature for Commencement 2021 that does not represent the Daily’s standard journalistic practices. Chris was not involved in the writing or the editing of this article.
For this last column, I asked my friends to share a bit of what they’re looking forward to as a post-pandemic world starts to come into focus. They sent me songs of rumination, rest and, most of all, celebration. This is part 2; part 1 is available at tuftsdaily.com.
Soundtrack to the end of the world: If I can’t have good times and bad times in the summer in the cityBy Jessica Blough and Tuna Margalit | April 23
I write this on an abnormal day — white builds up in the corners of windows that should be refracting April yellow-red-orange glow — but I know these days of light and sunroof-down drives with Spotify are near. My weather app says so. The return of the sun will clear the sinuses of snow, as summer hovers on the horizon. Play these songs as you learn to live again.
It’s been just over a year since COVID-19 shut down Tufts. Amid the initial pandemic panic, educators and students were forced to quickly adapt to a virtual environment — something especially difficult for the university’s arts groups and programs. The Daily spoke with multiple professors and students involved in the arts about the transition to online formats.
It has been a full decade since Kanye West unleashed the greatest album of all time. If this sentence makes you recoil, then allow the rest of this article to make up for it.
For the first time in its six-year existence, the Tufts Film and Media Studies (FMS) program will be holding a student film festival and competition.
The Daily spoke with Niels Mueller (LA '83) about everything cinema —from his childhood memories of watching international films in a local theater to his new project "Small Town Wisconsin" (2020).