Oscars Predictions… Did We Win?

The last few Academy Awards have been hectic and replete with controversy. The 2018 Oscars saw their lowest ratings in 44 years, while movements such as #MeToo and #OscarsSoWhite exposed an unconscionable history of assault, sexism, and racism in the film industry. Now, in 2019, for the first time in 30 years, the show will

Blow Out the Fyre

This January, two competing documentaries set the internet ablaze; “FYRE: The Greatest Party that Never Happened” hit Netflix January 18, while Hulu’s “Fyre Fraud,” dropped four days prior. Both films tell the infamous tale of a luxury music festival gone wrong that was meant to take place in the Bahamas in April 2017. FYRE Festival

Let’s Chat: Loving and Losing with Ariana Grande

Rosy Fitzgerald is a copy editor for the Tufts Observer and has been an Arianator since 2014. She currently runs the popular Instagram fan account @arianaswidelegpants. Wilson Wong is an Opinion Editor for the Observer, and he has been an Arianator since 2015, when Ariana Grande licked a donut that she didn’t pay for right

The Virgin Bachelor

Those of you who aren’t active members of “Bachelor Nation” may not be up to speed on the hype surrounding ABC’s new lead of The Bachelor, ­­26-year-old Colton Underwood. As the fourth-place finisher on Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette, Underwood was a fan favorite throughout the season with his professional football player-turned philanthropist career

On Living Offline

“I would never.” “I’d consider, but probably not.” “That’s not happening.” “I mean…maybe for a day or two.” “Definitely not.”   These are just a few of the responses students gave when asked if they would consider deleting social media off of their phones. However, my roommates and friends Maddy Allen, Lilly Blumenthal, and Sarah

Where Does the Value Come From?

Recently, anonymous artist Banksy set two records. First, he set a personal sales record when his piece Girl with Balloon sold for £1,042,000. Second, he became the first person ever to create art live during an auction. The moment Girl with Balloon sold, it partially self-destructed via a shredder built in to the frame, becoming

Snatch Games and Drag Names

Bright colors, bold makeup, and someone lip-syncing to a pop anthem on stage: these are the basics of drag. For many people, the word “drag” also conjures immediate associations with RuPaul’s Drag Race, a popular reality TV show where drag queens compete in a series of challenges, wearing vibrant outfits and eventually “lip-syncing for their

An Indistinct Recollection

The summer hit Crazy Rich Asians is a story of cultural clash between Asia and Asian America. Chinese American Rachel Chu, an NYU Economics professor raised by a middle-class single mother, visits her boyfriend Nick Young’s home in Singapore for the first time, only to be surprised and challenged by unwelcoming family and friends in