I love parties. House parties, cocktail parties, dinner parties, frying parties, you name it. The only problem with parties, however, is that someone has to host, provide the food and drink, and then clean up. Some of these responsibilities can be circumvented with a skillfully planned potluck or by shaming those still remaining on your
At some point, everyone experiences that disappointing, moment when, for the first time, admired leaders let their veil of morality and wisdom slip, revealing their imperfections. This person might be a beloved teacher, an older sibling, a politician, a university administrator, or even the head coach of a football dynasty. For me, growing up Catholic
Through January 16, Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art is running an exhibit entitled “Dance/Draw.” Spanning the past several decades and arriving at the present, the exhibit explores an ever-changing relationship between dancing, drawing, and the artist. “Dance/Draw” encompasses the work of many different artists in all sorts of styles and mediums, and the ICA describes
by Eliza Mills The summer before my senior year of college is muggy hot, and the window unit in my second floor bedroom hums while I sleep, drowning out the street sounds and filling the room with a stagnant artificial chill. The AC is a glaring sign of independent adulthood—solitary and selfish and expensive. Cold
By Shir Livne Your eyes scare me a little. That cliff stare like a hazy step into pupil. If I reached out to touch them, what would I find? Some inky cells and a forgotten blink, perhaps. The floor easing out from under me, in free fall for a minute, maybe even a millennia.
By Diane Wegge The sky is swarming outside of my window, The colors converging: yellow, orange, navy, I like it here in the library, Even though I’m alone. I still have books to keep me company, To pass the time, Until it’s time. And soon I’ll be flying though the sky, To you. I
This winter break you might be looking down the barrel of a long road trip with the family or a whole lot of time in the car doing last minute Christmas shopping with Mom. You might be snowed in or just guilted in, with hours of down time to fill. That’s all well and good,
By Natalie Selzer Museum of Fine Arts, Boston With free admission for students holding a Tufts ID, the MFA is the perfect place to escape the finals disaster known as Tisch and just relax. Bright corridors, quiet spaces, and beautiful artwork from around the world await those who don’t mind spending a little time on
It has become almost canonical these days to call Barack Obama a disappointment. Only three years into his presidency, the liberal and centrist arguments against Obama already seem old and repetitive: he doesn’t have the strength to stand up to Republicans, he’s just more of the same, he has compromised too much, he simply hasn’t done anything. Is this true? Does this really mean failure? Are liberals justified in their disappointment in a man who inspired almost religious fervor only three years ago?