Creative Writing Alumni Visit Oberlin For Flawed Yet Enjoyable Fiction Reading

Aviva Blonder, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

According to Edan Lepucki, OC ’02, it was the “apotheosis of achievement” to return to campus and read aloud from her latest novel alongside fellow Oberlin graduate Jacob Bacharach, OC ’03, Thursday, Nov. 13. Her opening remarks reflected the tone of the evening: casual, but not without significance... Read more »

AAAC Features Blue Scholars in Showcase

AAAC Features Blue Scholars in Showcase

Adam Chazin-Grey
November 21, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

Promoting inclusivity and self-expression is central to Blue Scholars’s mission; last Friday night, a frenzied mass of Oberlin students displayed wild enthusiasm for the pair’s vision at their ’Sco concert. The Oberlin Hip-Hop Collective and the Asia America Art Collective brought the Seattle-based... Read more »

On the Record with Founders of New Campus Zine ‘Treasures’

Colin Roshak, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

This week, College juniors Sadie Oliver-Grey and Katalina Cabrera spoke with the Review about their new zine publication, “Treasures.”Afterasuccessfulfirst printing, Oliver-Grey and Cabrera are on the lookout for fresh creative talent and welcome submissions in the effort to expand and... Read more »

In Pandora’s Box, Aerialists Personify Assortment of Evils

In Pandora’s Box, Aerialists Personify Assortment of Evils

Louise Edwards, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories

The audience gasped as College first-year Anika Lindsey suspended herself by her head using swirling purple silks. The silks encircled the back of her head, her outstretched arms creating tension on the silks, while her feet dangled far above the blue mats on the floor. Such startling and astounding... Read more »

The Epicurean: “Steakhouse of Lies” Dashes Hopes

Matt Segall, Columnist
November 21, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features

I should have known better than to go to an “upscale” restaurant located in Crocker Park, a so-called “lifestyle center” and the go-to retail platform closest to Oberlin since the indoor mall was declared dead in 2008. It was a Friday morning. I was plugging away at an Art History assignment... Read more »

Sheffield, Reibstein Continue Larson’s Vision of Dance Inclusivity

Sheffield, Reibstein Continue Larson’s Vision of Dance Inclusivity

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
November 21, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features

Though the Student Dance Showcase is only two years old, the free dance show held each semester in Warner Main already feels like a fundamental part of the department’s annual listing of events. With the addition of the showcase, the department began a student-run plan in making a more inclusive range... Read more »

Rapper on the Rise: GoldLink Commands ’Sco Stage

Sam Winward, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Whether his attempt to conceal his identity is based in humility or a calculated marketing scheme, GoldLink wants his music to speak for itself. Either way, the artist revealed a previously covert identity to an excited... Read more »

Nolan’s Latest Lacks Emotional Punch

Clark Sacktor, Collumnist
November 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Christopher Nolan’s new sci-fi film Interstellar, currently showing at the Apollo Theatre, reaches for the stars both figuratively and literally. Unfortunately, the film falls short of the director’s past cinematic success, which includes the Dark Knight trilogy, Memento and... Read more »

Sharma’s Proof Aims to Promote Campus Discussion of Mental Illness

Aviva Blonder, Staff Writer
November 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Theater & Film

Last night marked Oberlin’s first showing of David Auburn’s Proof in a series of five showings directed by senior Maya Sharma. The play, which she describes as “philosophically ripe” and full of “awesome, dynamic female roles” will run through Oct. 16 in the Little Theater. According... Read more »

Fall OJE Concert Features Virtuosic, Lively Soloists

Fall OJE Concert Features Virtuosic, Lively Soloists

Louise Edwards, Staff Writer
November 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

The Oberlin Jazz Ensemble’s first concert of the year opened with a duel. Trombonist and Conservatory senior Lawrence Galloway and trumpeter and College junior Simon Gilbert stunned audience members with a fierce musical battle at the finale of Ben Patterson’s “No, I Don’t Fly Planes,” their... Read more »

Rutzky Retires, Closes Wood Shop

Louisa Liles
November 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features

After four years of business, Oberlin’s local wood shop is closing its doors. The shop known as Tansu is run by owner and woodworker Jacques Rutzky. A type of cabinetry indigenous to Japan, tansu are often mobile storage units — the Japanese characters roughly translate to food storage and firewood... Read more »

Students, Parents Attend Cross-Generational Tribute to SNL

Students, Parents Attend Cross-Generational Tribute to SNL

Liam McLean, Staff Writer
November 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Theater & Film

A gaggle of bleary-eyed Obies and their guardians filled the rows of the Apollo Theatre on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 8, the second day of Parents Weekend, for journalist James Andrew Miller’s talk on his lauded 2003 book, Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live... Read more »