On the Record with Bad Writing Organizers Srijit Ghosh and Paris Gravely

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
December 12, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, On the Record

College seniors Paris Gravely and Srijit Ghosh joined forces to organize a celebratory weekend of poetry titled Bad Writing, in which they brought poets Jaswinder Bolina, Tarfia Faizullah and Richard Siken to campus. The two Creative Writing majors shared their experiences in putting together the... Read more »

Unusual Crowd Turns Out for Machinedrum

Unusual Crowd Turns Out for Machinedrum

Sam Winward, Staff Writer
December 12, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

A surprisingly elderly crowd equipped with e-cigs and beat-up jean jackets casually awaited Travis Stewart’s ’Sco appearance, most with a brew in hand. The 32-year-old electronic music producer, known as Machinedrum, arrived in Oberlin last Wednesday night and immediately deemed the town of Oberlin... Read more »

Kid Business Struggles to Keep Up with ExCo Cast

Kid Business Struggles to Keep Up with ExCo Cast

Adam Chazin-Grey
December 12, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Last Saturday night at the Cat in the Cream, members of the short-form improvisational comedy troupe Kid Business struggled to achieve the same level of humor as the up-and-coming talent of the 2014 improv ExCo class. Shortform improv requires audience input to guide the direction of each short improv... Read more »

Students Perform on Gamelan, Talempong

Students Perform on Gamelan, Talempong

Aviva Blonder, Staff Writer
December 12, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

When the audience filtered into Shipherd Lounge in Asia House this past Sunday afternoon for a concert of Indonesian gong music, only a small portion of the ensemble was present, seated on the floor and surrounded by a variety of percussive instruments. Then, once everyone had taken their seat, a shrill... Read more »

Jittakarn Delivers Polished Rhapsody in Blue

Jittakarn Delivers Polished Rhapsody in Blue

Jeremy Reynolds, Arts Editor
December 12, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

The Oberlin Orchestra does not recycle repertoire. In an effort to expose students to a broad array of music, Raphael Jiménez, director of the Oberlin Orchestras, has yet to program any piece more than once for either of the ensembles he directs. For the second time in his four-year tenure, however... Read more »

The Epicurean: Hidden Hometown Treasures

Matt Segall, Columnist
December 12, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features

This is a biweekly column highlighting our local culinary scene. Restaurant reviews, research, interviews, recipes and more will all come together in order to identify what makes the Cleveland experience unique. For the most part, eating out in Oberlin is not a memorable experience. That’s... Read more »

Choir Struggles with Timbre, Delivers Spirited Concert

Choir Struggles with Timbre, Delivers Spirited Concert

Aviva Blonder, Staff Writer
December 5, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

At its best, a choir sounds like a single homogenous instrument as opposed to many distinct voices. The Oberlin Women’s Chorale only occasionally achieved that level of cohesion during its concert on Wednesday night in Warner Concert Hall. Though the chorus sang competently, its sound was occasionally... Read more »

Feature Photo: OSteel Reclaims Finney Stage

Feature Photo: OSteel Reclaims Finney Stage

December 5, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories

Joined by guest artist Leon Foster Thomas, OSteel performed on the stage of Finney Chapel for the first time in 13 years on Wednesday. OSteel continues to perform at various venues across the country in cities like Austin, New Orleans, Chicago and New York. The group celebrated its return to Finney with... Read more »

On the Record with Kestrel Felt and Olivia de Toma, Pericles Stage Managers

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
December 5, 2014
Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Theater & Film

This week, the Review sat down with Pericles stage manager and College junior Kestrel Felt and assistant stage manager and College sophomore Olivia de Toma to discuss their involvement in the upcoming adapted main stage production of Shakespeare’s Pericles. They were... Read more »

SIC Burlesque Show Features Mix of Traditional Performances, Emerging Acts

Tristan Cimini, Staff Writer
December 5, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance

On Tuesday night, the Sexual Information Center turned the ’Sco into a burlesque club. All proceeds benefited Preterm, a clinic that provides compassionate abortion care in Cleveland. Each ticket purchase bought guests unlimited drinks and a raffle ticket for prizes, such as a box of Awake N’ Bake... Read more »

Creative Writing Students Mentor Young Poets

Liam McLean, Staff Writer
December 5, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry

“I was told to write a love poem. I have a try and hope you like it,” seventh-grader Emma Comings read into the microphone on the Cat in the Cream stage, beginning her unassuming but gorgeously lyrical love poem “Sorry, I Tried.” Comings was one of 100 sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students... Read more »

Keaton, Iñárritu’s Oscar Buzz Well-Deserved

Clark Sacktor, Columnist
December 5, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman is a creative and thought-provoking drama unlike any other film this year. Despite its nontraditional cinematography and jarringly strange scenes, Birdman leaves room to display the poignancy of the art of acting. The film has rightfully garnered... Read more »