The Indigenous Footprint

In an academic context, the process by which indigenous communities in the United States were erased is seldom discussed—though experts estimate that by the late 19th century, fewer than 238,000 indigenous people remained. This is in contrast to the five to 15 million who were living in North America when Columbus arrived in 1492. As

Difficult Women: The Portrayal of Female Sexuality in “Fleabag” 

As creator and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge stood on stage at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards to collect her third accolade for her Amazon comedy series “Fleabag,” she remarked, “It’s just really wonderful to know—and reassuring—that a dirty, pervy, angry, messed up woman can make it to the Emmys.”  The title of the television series “Fleabag”

Don’t Let Cultural Gatekeeping Destroy South Asian Solidarity

A previous version of this article made two errors. Three extraneous words were misattributed to the original Tufts Daily article: “an outside perspective is not as useful as a native one when seeking a deep dive into these cultures.” Additionally, the previous version stated that the original Daily article did not mention the South Asian

Nan Goldin: pleasure’s image, P.A.I.N., and the politics of loss

Content warning: discussion of substance addiction, abuse Languid bodies, unmade beds, couples mid-sex, men masturbating, black eyes, nocturnal habits, drug paraphernalia. Nan Goldin’s diaristic images afford an unadulterated look into her life through the ’70s and ’80s in a Boston and New York steeped in hedonistic color. But somewhere inside these snapshots of soft caresses

Cannabis with a Conscience

For those looking to get high on ethical weed, the opportunity may be coming to Massachusetts. On Sept. 23, 2019, the city council of Cambridge voted to prevent existing medical marijuana dispensaries from converting to recreational sales for a two-year period and instead will only allow ‘economic empowerment’ applicants to open for business during this

Silence in the Valley: shedding light on the darkness in Kashmir

Author’s Note: The author of this piece has chosen to remain anonymous due to the Indian Government’s actions towards citizens who are critical of the events in Kashmir.  At first thought, the word “Kashmir” brings to mind stock images of sprawling Himalayan topography and 1950s Bollywood romances shot on houseboats on the scintillating Dal Lake.