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The following is a broad collection of Nicholas' published work since 2014. This page serves as a form of public record, and although the list is not exhaustive, it is updated regularly and is as thorough as possible.
2019
  • 2019
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    exhibition
    design
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Closing college enrollment gaps, one young man at a time
Interview on Grindr culture and "looking" project in Denmark's Politiken
2018
  • 2018
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    exhibition
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The mother of all election challenges
Monday’s practice report: A workout before hitting the road
Getting Salty with a longtime Kimball Farm ice cream scooper
2018 Green Office Certification And Eco-Ambassador Ceremony And Reception
“Take Me As I Am” Exhibition
Solve Problems and Know Your Values
The 20 best beaches to visit in New England
‘Somerville Stands Together’ officially launches with labor rally
Home of the Week: Big, grill-less windows make most of view in new Acorn Deck model
2017
  • 2017
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    exhibition
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Salvation Army, United Way join forces in Framingham for meals program
Meet Natick’s St. Nick
Faith Lutheran Church celebrates 125 years in Cambridge
Wakefield teen bags a victory in fight against plastic waste
A ‘Dream’ team for New Rep’s ‘Man of La Mancha’
Tufts Helps Somerville Celebrate Its 175th Anniversary
Empty nesters spread their wings
Men’s Soccer Wins Conference Championship
PHOTOS: Day with Framingham mayoral candidate John Stefanini
Jumbos Head into Conference Championship Games
Severe crowding forces teachers to work in former closets at Winchester’s McCall Middle School
PHOTOS: Hundreds pay respects to Somerville officer Louis Remigio
State’s only Confederate memorial will be removed
Getting Salty with Maria DelVecchio of the North End’s Trattoria Il Panino
Semolina Kitchen & Bar
Photo Gallery: Janitors, students march to protest Tufts cuts
2017 Eastern Massachusetts high school football team-by-team previews
Slightly bigger is better when two small troupes pair up
‘It is a heartbreaking day, unquestionably.’
Marc Leishman can put disappointing finish into perspective
Jordan Spieth couldn’t finish the way he started
Mass. political leaders vow to protect DACA recipients
Boston salutes Pete Frates as a global inspiration
Justin Thomas wraps up Dell Technologies title
Tough statement by Dustin Johnson
When do you pay $13.45 for a $7.66 McDonald’s meal? When you’re a millennial.
Justin Thomas (63) surges at Dell Technologies
Five things you should know about Joe Milano
In Andover, Dellatto’s chance finally comes
Lexington’s Frelick keeps them guessing
Trucks head to Houston with supplies and good will from Boston
USS Constitution to reopen Saturday after years of restoration
Three generations of Maine sailors tackle the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta, a race for wooden boats
Family seeks answers after man dies in nursing home he helped found
Pleasant weather to continue in Boston, with a kiss of fall
USS Constitution is almost home
Danny Ainge gets posterized — by his son
From opera to honky tonk, Hayley Thompson-King gives herself room to roam
‘I was in shock,’ ousted Martha’s Vineyard hospital CEO says
People poured out of Boston office buildings to take in the solar eclipse
Middlesex School is powering up old plant — for music
Hundreds gather at vigil for Boston’s Holocaust memorial
Can you take the heat? Get into this Kitchen.
Dominican parade takes over Jamaica Plain’s streets
Janis Joplin’s band finds itself at the MFA
Inert grenade found in Newton basement
Why did those Mass. Pike lane closures end so early?
Waltham lab develops the world’s ‘blackest black’ paint
Book a family night out, camping close to home
Walpole valedictorian is on the ride of her life
Elizabeth Warren says Senate should improve existing health care system
That’s one big (and expensive) yacht: Vava II visits Boston
‘People don’t understand that this parade coming down this street is a miracle’
Fans gather at Boston Common to remember Linkin Park singer
Photos from Kendall Square natural gas leak
Queen and Adam Lambert draw a crowd at the Garden
Adam Lambert, Queen prove to be a marriage made for an arena
Where boys can be boys, with no iPhones in sight
A tough finale for Andover’s Legion of boom
48 people rescued in one day at Hampton Beach
Fidelity trims more jobs, this time through layoffs
With Van Winkle’s latest ‘unicorn,’ bourbon may have jumped the shark
At Boston’s Holocaust Memorial, ‘an end to brokenness’
By land and sea, a rollicking trip through history
Thousands turn out for a festival that ‘unites through pizza’
Community groups seek to aid Boston’s victims of violence through basketball
Regional 911 call center has growing pains
Boston recalls Frederick Douglass’s famed 1852 speech
Kennebunkport loves the Bushes. The feeling is mutual.
Grease and Glory
When did summer camp offerings start sounding like brochures for Canyon Ranch?
Berklee provides a summer festival stage for students poised for stardom
This Boston Common bench can be yours — for $25,000
PHOTOS: Belmont celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Wellesley Cotillion: A timeless teen ritual updated for the 21st century
2016
  • 2016
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    exhibition
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    photo/video
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PHOTOS: Westford’s Davidopoulos family raising funds for a service dog
PHOTOS: Red carpet screening of Patriots Day at the Wang Theater
Things to know about ‘Patriots Day’ movie
Archaeologists: Even in Puritan times, Harvard students liked to get drunk
PHOTOS: 19th annual Maynard Road Race
Porter Square crash victim Joe Lavins remembered at vigil
PHOTOS: 8th annual Belmont Serves Day
Students and the Middle East Conflict
PHOTOS: Tewksbury celebrates Independence Day
2016 Classical Magnet Graduation
2016 Canton High School Graduation
2016 Avon High School Graduation
Champ Was Known For Chirping, And Windsor Man Remembers Ali's Interest In Cricket
2016 Simsbury High School Graduation
‘Our Truths’ student production highlights issues facing Cambridge teens
Hundreds turn out for Town Day
Today’s bomb threat in graphics and photos
Tufts Labor Coalition stages action at Jumbo Days to support janitors, construction workers
  • Tufts Labor Coalition stages action at Jumbo Days to support janitors, construction workers
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    The Tufts Daily
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    "Approximately 15 students from Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) conducted a silent protest of Tufts labor practices Friday morning at Cousens Gym during annual Jumbo Days programming for prospective students. Following the morning demonstration, TLC members marched with janitors across campus to deliver a letter to University President Anthony Monaco, requesting a sit-down meeting to discuss the impact of last year’s custodial reorganization.”
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    writing
An Incredible Profession
  • An Incredible Profession
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    University Project
    summary:
    The New England fishing industry has been struggling for many years. Environmentalists and regulators have restricted fishermen’s ability to work as fish populations such as cod reach dangerously low levels. Gloucester, Massachusetts, a 400 hundred year-old seaport is struggling. Fishermen are backing out of the industry and a once impressive fleet has been reduced to no more than a handful of boats. Will the Gloucester of tomorrow resemble its blue-collar fishing heritage?
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    writing
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2015
  • 2015
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    exhibition
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    writing
    press
Outsourcing in Higher Education
  • Outsourcing in Higher Education
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    The Tufts Daily
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    The company from which Tufts contracts its custodial services, DTZ, formerly UGL Unicco, has had a business relationship with the university since 2011. While custodians, union representatives and students demanded that the university make no cuts to the janitorial staff, members of the administration defended the decision to reallocate custodial labor and said that the terms of the reorganization were to be determined by DTZ alone.
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    writing
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Tufts Janitors: A History
  • Tufts Janitors: A History
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    The Tufts Daily
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    Throughout the last year, Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) has been organizing in support of DTZ custodial employees who work on Tufts’ campuses. Students, faculty, staff and members of the custodians’ union, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 32BJ, held demonstrations in opposition to a reorganization of the staff, which was originally estimated to result in 35 layoffs and was projected to save the university $900,000 annually. After the restructuring was implemented earlier this year — ultimately displacing 18 custodians, seven of whom are no longer working with DTZ — efforts have turned to fundraising in support of those workers who were affected.
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    writing
Ready for Takeoff
  • Ready for Takeoff
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    The Magazine of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
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    photo/video
PHOTOS: Hundreds run in the Genesis Battlegreen Run
Raising Goats in Bagdad [NEEDS GALLERY]
  • Raising Goats in Bagdad [NEEDS GALLERY]
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    Mountain Workshops
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    Amy, who grew up in Los Angeles, says she never foresaw owning goats. Her city-bound parents did pay for horseback-riding lessons for her though and unwittingly fostered her love for the countryside. At the age of 17, Amy moved across the country to Kentucky, exiting her southern California life forever. “I like not having my neighbor two feet from me," she says. "Once I moved out of L.A., there was no going back."
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    photo/video
More Than Pain
  • More Than Pain
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    Grant Project
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    More Than Pain is a series of narratives from patients, caregivers and activists in Kenya on the theme of access to morphine and palliative care in West Africa. The product of an international group of students and journalists in collaboration with grassroots activists and NGOs in Nairobi, Kenya, this work puts forth narratives intended to impact international drug policy and social stigma concerning end of life medicines. While also a participant in the workshop, I was a principle designer of the resulting website.
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    design
A Calling
  • A Calling
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    Grant Project
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    The story of a palliative care nurse in Nairobi, Kenya treating a terminally ill man, Samwell.
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    photo/video
Amid Debate on Free Speech and Safe Space, Wesleyan Students Seek to Hear More Voices
Analysis: Tufts lags in wages, benefits
  • Analysis: Tufts lags in wages, benefits
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    The Somerville Journal
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    Despite strong pushback from student and union activists, Tufts laid off four janitors from its custodial staff before the start of this academic year and several others have left the company.
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    writing
Third annual Fall Gala sells out, sees increase in TEMS calls
Rejuvenation in Joburg [NEEDS GALLERY]
  • Rejuvenation in Joburg [NEEDS GALLERY]
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    Internship Project
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    In 2000 Sheila Kadende moved from Zimbabwe to Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2006 her landlord suddenly evicted her and every other resident of their building in Johannesburg's Central Business District to make way for new construction: a mall. Kadende is a victim of the city government's efforts to rejuvenate low-income areas with shopping centers and small businesses - an effort commonly known as gentrification. Since her eviction, Kadende, 42, her eight year old daughter Madeleine and her twenty year old nephew Washington have lived in a desperate housing situation, provided by the government that theoretically treats accommodation as a human right but practically is overwhelmed by systemic poverty.
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    photo/video
Boston building trades protest Tufts policies
  • Boston building trades protest Tufts policies
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    Medium
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    Since as early as 7 AM, for the past week, representatives from the Boston Building Trades Council of the Metropolitan District (or Metro BCTC) have been gathering near Tufts University campus coffee shop, Brown and Brew, and Powder House Square in order to protest the school’s lack of commitment to using unionized labor on their construction projects.
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    writing
samwell
  • samwell
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    Grant Project
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    Samwell Mosota Omaiyo sits up in his bed on Sunday afternoon at the Texas Cancer Centre in-patient facility in Nairobi, Kenya on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. He was recently diagnosed with late-stage mandible cancer and is extremely sick. The nurses who take care of him here at the Centre are trained in palliative care and tend to over a dozen patients around the clock in this small medical building on the outskirts of the city.
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    photo/video
    writing
The Gambia: The 'Smiling Coast of Africa'
  • The Gambia: The 'Smiling Coast of Africa'
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    Grant Project
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    As emigration rates rise and tourism plummets, some living in the small country are growing and learning together.
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    writing
    photo/video
    design
Janitors face ‘dramatic’ rescheduling, union warns of legal action
  • Janitors face ‘dramatic’ rescheduling, union warns of legal action
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    Medium
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    Tufts custodians are in the midst of more conflict with their employer DTZ and contractor, Tufts University, facing “dramatic and sudden reorganization,” according to a press release from the Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC), the janitors’ student advocates.
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    writing
Student’s personal information is sent to hundreds by Tufts computer system
Blub: Where the rats won
  • Blub: Where the rats won
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    Medium
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    Berlin is well-known for its alternative culture, its street art and its abandoned buildings. Blub, the abandoned waterpark originally built in 1985 is no exception. Originally attracting over 600,000 people annually and costing the equivalent of 22 million Euros to build, for Berliners growing up at the time, Blub was the park to visit.
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    writing
    photo/video
Replacement work options are inadequate, union and TLC say
  • Replacement work options are inadequate, union and TLC say
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    Medium
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    As Tufts’ custodial staff face an uncertain future after layoffs began two weeks ago, their one amelioration — DTZ offering alternative work opportunities at other metro Boston facilities — may be an inadequate solution.
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    writing
Under current standards University expansion could require 115 new janitors
Tufts community members protest janitor cuts during university picnic
Why I chose Medium to publish the story of the Tufts’ janitor cuts
Agreement between DTZ and janitor’s union ignored by administration
  • Agreement between DTZ and janitor’s union ignored by administration
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    Medium
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    The Tufts Labor Coalition has accused the Tufts administration of betraying a recent agreement between Tufts janitors and their union, SEIU. The plan would have delayed staff cuts until students return in the fall. In a public statement, released on June 9, the student advocacy group said, “…the administration [has] reneged on this agreement and has proceeded with layoffs…”
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    writing
Tufts University redacts layoff figures from public statement, number of cuts now unclear
What you need to know about Tufts custodial staff layoffs
  • What you need to know about Tufts custodial staff layoffs
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    Medium
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    Earlier this week, six Tufts janitors received layoff notices. They are six of 20 who will be dismissed by late August as part of Patricia Campbell’s, Tufts Vice President and Linda Snyder’s, Vice President of Operations “reorganization plan of custodial services.”
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    writing
Tufts announces scheduled layoffs for custodial staff, despite student protests
Photo Gallery: SEIU rally against Tufts cuts
Tufts undergraduate unexpectedly dies on Saturday
  • Tufts undergraduate unexpectedly dies on Saturday
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    The Tufts Daily
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    Tufts undergraduate HyunJae Kim died unexpectedly on the morning of Saturday, May 9, according to an email sent to the Tufts community by University President Anthony Monaco. Kim, a junior studying biomedical engineering, hailed from Seoul, South Korea.
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    writing
Hunger strike ends with no agreement over janitorial cuts
The History — and Health Implications — of Student Hunger Strikes
Administration proposes 20 job cuts in line with DTZ recommendations, negotiations continue
  • Administration proposes 20 job cuts in line with DTZ recommendations, negotiations continue
    client:
    The Tufts Daily
    summary:
    Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) met with members of the Tufts administration at 12:00 p.m. today — the fourth day of a five-student hunger strike — to further discuss the proposed restructuring of Tufts’ custodial staff. The meeting was the second in as many days and resulted in a proposal from the administration to decrease the number of affected janitorial positions to 20, according to Director of Public Relations Kim Thurler.
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    writing
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As third day of hunger strike begins, TLC and administrators meet
  • As third day of hunger strike begins, TLC and administrators meet
    client:
    The Tufts Daily
    summary:
    University administrators and representatives from Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) held their bi-weekly meeting in the Mayer Campus Center today to discuss the university’s plans to make cuts to janitorial staff. The meeting took place in the midst of a five-student hunger strike in protest of the proposed cuts, which began last Sunday, May 3.
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    writing
    photo/video
Polly
  • Polly
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    University project
    summary:
    A short film looking at the tradition of wooden-boat building in New England.
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    photo/video
Finkelstein’s ‘flash collective’ centers dialogue on race privilege
  • Finkelstein’s ‘flash collective’ centers dialogue on race privilege
    client:
    The Tufts Daily
    summary:
    Last Thursday and Friday, artist and activist Avram Finkelstein led students in creating a public work to make a statement on racism and race privilege in the United States. The event, which Finkelstein termed a “flash collective,” was a collaboration between the Tufts Art Gallery and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service. It was funded through a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC).
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    writing
Wheels Go Round
Second protest of DTZ cuts held before TLC public forum
  • Second protest of DTZ cuts held before TLC public forum
    client:
    The Tufts Daily
    summary:
    "Yesterday, Tufts custodial employees, students and community members marched from Brown and Brew to Ballou Hall to protest proposed layoffs and changes in custodial employee schedules."
    tags:
    writing
New Flight Facility for Injured Birds
John Vik
  • John Vik
    client:
    University project
    summary:
    John Vik, a long-serving staff member at Tufts on his last year with the university.
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    photo/video
How to build a simple narrative web layout
2014
  • 2014
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    exhibition
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    photo/video
    design
    press
Students debate police brutality, racial bias and the benefits of body cameras
Photos of the Year
Tufts students fight to save janitorial staff’s jobs
Student journalists arrested for covering Ferguson protests
  • Student journalists arrested for covering Ferguson protests
    client:
    The Student Press Law Center
    summary:
    A student photojournalist at Tufts University was arrested Tuesday and charged with disturbing the peace while he was on assignment at a Boston rally where students protested a grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
    tags:
    press
Tufts daycare center sale shakes up both parents, students
New Kids on the Quad
Welcome to Campus
3Ps Presents Eurydice
  • 3Ps Presents Eurydice
    client:
    Tufts Now
    summary:
    3Ps presented its fall major production, “Eurydice” by Sarah Ruhl the week of Nov. 10. In this contemporary rendition of Greek mythology, the plot is centered on Eurydice’s struggle between remaining in the Underworld with her deceased father, a character Ruhl invented, or returning to the land of the living to be with Orpheus, her husband.
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    photo/video