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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Feature Photo: Karuta Workshop

Feature Photo: Karuta Workshop

Jeremy Reynolds, Arts Editor
November 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories

Slam poetry may be familiar to many at Oberlin, but what about speed poetry? The Oberlin College East Asian Game Club partnered with the University of Michigan Kyogi Karuta Club to present a seminar on the lightning fast traditional Japanese game of poetry and memory: Karuta. The two-day workshop took... Read more »

Fall Forward Loses Quirkiness, Gains Cohesion

Fall Forward Loses Quirkiness, Gains Cohesion

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
November 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Recent Stories

Oberlin’s annual Fall Forward dance show is reputed as a spectacular display of the diverse range of movement and innovation within the Dance department; this year’s performance was no exception. Performances of Fall Forward ran last Friday and Saturday evenings in Warner’s historic main space... Read more »

Despite Lack of Stage Presence, SOPHIE Entertains

Despite Lack of Stage Presence, SOPHIE Entertains

Josh Blankfield
November 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Three spotlights illuminated the ’Sco stage Friday evening as British music producer and electronic musician SOPHIE performed to a vibrant crowd. SOPHIE’s stage was equipped with a single table and three mixing pads, yet the simplicity of the scene was hardly a reflection of the audience’s wild... Read more »

Feature Photo: Slam Poetry Duo Performs at Cat

Feature Photo: Slam Poetry Duo Performs at Cat

Jeremy Reynolds, Arts Editor
November 7, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry

Sister Outsider, the slam poetry stage name of Dominique Christina and Denice Frohman, performed at the Cat in the Cream on Sunday as part of a tour of U.S. colleges. Both performers are recent winners of the Women of the World Poetry Slam competition and have won numerous other titles throughout their... Read more »

On the Record with Hinton Collection Curators

On the Record with Hinton Collection Curators

Tristan Cimini
November 7, 2014
Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Theater & Film

This week, David Berger and Holly Maxson, co-curators of the Milton J. and Mona C. Hinton Collection, visited Oberlin to discuss the current exhibit of legendary bassist and photographer Milt Hinton’s photography at the Allen Memorial Art Museum. Executors of Hinton’s estate also donated four... Read more »

Faculty, Students Join Together to Perform Stirring Chamber Music

Faculty, Students Join Together to Perform Stirring Chamber Music

Colin Roshak
November 7, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

The Brass, Piano and Percussion departments combined forces this Sunday to present a quirky program of 20th-century music. This installment of the Faculty Chamber Series took place in Warner Concert Hall and included performances of music by Lutosławski, Gershwin and Bartók. The first piece on the... Read more »

The Epicurean: Amherst, a Low-Key Food Paradise

Matt Segall, Columnist
November 7, 2014
Filed under ARTS

I hear so much talk about how Oberlin needs an Indian or a Thai restaurant — or whatever the complainer is craving at the time. But northeast Ohio itself has such a vast culinary identity, which I would also like to see better represented in Oberlin. Sal and Al’s Diner, only a 10-minute drive away... Read more »