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AMAM Highlights Disabled Artists in A Picture of Health

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

Since mid-January, visitors to the Allen Memorial Art Museum who climb the stairs to the Ripin Gallery have been able to peruse the exhibit A Picture of Health: Art and the Mechanisms of Healing. The exhibit includes everything from paintings and sculptures to amulets and an interactive rotorelief, all of w... Read more »

Performance Art Grapples with Girlhood, Grieving

Performance Art Grapples with Girlhood, Grieving

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

For her final performance in the Winter Term Performance Art & Technology class, College sophomore Elizabeth Grooms filmed herself with Periscope, an app that allows users to livestream anything and viewers to leave comments on the video. She performed her installation alongside classmates at Storage... Read more »

Arts Events Coming This Semester

February 5, 2016
Filed under ARTS

  New Season of Good Talk
 Oberlin’s late-night talk show, Good Talk, returns to the ’Sco this spring with new host and College junior Jesi Gaston. The inaugural episode, called “Introductions,” premieres Monday. Transdudes the Musical College senior Tae Braun conceived and directed thi... Read more »

Painting Exhibit Depicts Bodies, Human Agency

Painting Exhibit Depicts Bodies, Human Agency

Luke Nikkanen
February 5, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Judit Reigl’s Body of Music exhibit, the first retrospective of her work in the United States, is a visceral exploration of the forces that govern the human body and our autonomy. In an exhibit that opened Tuesday at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, her works embody our collective desire for freedom ... Read more »

On the Record with Maria Miranda, Artist and Activist

On the Record with Maria Miranda, Artist and Activist

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Maria Miranda, a reproductive health activist from Cleveland, serves on the NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio board, works at an online reproductive health-oriented publication called RH Reality Check and has worked with other social justice organizations including Greater Cleveland Community Shares and Preterm. She... Read more »

‘Anomalisa’ Comments on Gender Politics in Romance

‘Anomalisa’ Comments on Gender Politics in Romance

Christian Bolles, Columnist
February 5, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Very few filmmakers are capable of confronting the contradictory selfishness of love with the heartbreaking honesty of Charlie Kaufman. After toying with the idea of a procedure that can render one’s previous relationships forgotten in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Kaufman explores the othe... Read more »

Feature Photo: ‘Goodnight, Tyler’

Feature Photo: ‘Goodnight, Tyler’

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

College senior Axandre Oge, who plays the title character in College senior B.J. Tindal’s play Goodnight, Tyler, rests on a couch. The play, performed Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, tells the story of a young Black man, Tyler Evans, who was murdered by a police officer. Tyler’s ghost haunts Davis, Tyler’s white be... Read more »

Triple Bill Cohesive Despite Stylistic Differences

Triple Bill Cohesive Despite Stylistic Differences

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
December 11, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

Perfect Pussy, Fielded and PWR BTTM each appeal to very different audiences. Perfect Pussy, a punk band from Syracuse, NY, has earned comparisons to everyone from hardcore icons like Earth Crisis to British singer-songwriter Kate Bush; Fielded, the solo project of Lindsay Powell, offers a glitchy interpretation... Read more »

Ristow’s Conducting Reveals Subtleties in Choral Repertoire

Neil McCalmont, Staff Writer
December 11, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

Choral music holds a prominent position in Western music history. From your run-of-the-mill caroling groups and barbershop quartets to religious choirs, choirs have provided spaces for people to come together and sing. Last Sunday, both the Oberlin Musical Union and College Choir came together under... Read more »

Actors Impress in Psychological Drama

Actors Impress in Psychological Drama

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor
December 11, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Editor’s Note: This article discusses sexual violence and abuse. In College senior Preston Crowder’s play The Monsters Underneath, the Warington siblings descend on the family home in Moore Hills, TN, to visit their ailing sister, Yari (College junior Calpyso Smith). The opening scene of the play... Read more »

Feature Photo: Guerrilla Girls

Feature Photo: Guerrilla Girls

Vida Weisblum, Managing Editor
December 11, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Two “broads” of Guerrilla Girls Broadband, a sister organization to the group of women known as Guerrilla Girls, address an audience of largely Studio Art and Art History majors and student activists at a talk in Wilder Hall on Tuesday. Founded in 1985, the Guerrilla Girls’ goal has always been... Read more »