In-Game Purchases Support Online Card Game

Avi Vogel, Columnist
May 8, 2015
Filed under ARTS

When I first picked up Hearthstone, developed by Blizzard Entertainment, I thought I’d just play every once in a while when I wanted to take a break from schoolwork. Now, more than a year after its release, I still... Read more »

Feature Photo: OSlam

Feature Photo: OSlam

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
May 8, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry

College sophomore Annika Hansteen Izora passionately delivers a spoken word poem at OSlam’s final slam showcase. The showcase was a cumulative display of all the hard work that OSlam members have invested in creating a repertoire of moving, powerful poetry. Poets reprised old favorites and presented... Read more »

Little Fest to Celebrate Oberlin Musical Talent

Little Fest to Celebrate Oberlin Musical Talent

Jake Frankenfield
May 8, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

This Commencement weekend — May 22 and May 23 — the second annual Little Fest will take over Oberlin. According to event organizers Jake Rivas, OC ’14, and College senior Mark Moritz-Rabson, Little Fest is “the biggest and only independent music festival to be held in Oberlin.” “It’s... Read more »

Oberlin Tradition Thrives in Musical Union Show

Oberlin Tradition Thrives in Musical Union Show

Sam Rueckert, Staff Writer
May 8, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

The Oberlin Musical Union, an impressive combination of College Choir members and Voice majors, as well as other community members and College vocalists, has been an Oberlin tradition for 178 years. Their Sunday Concert... Read more »

On the Record with Steve Coleman, saxophonist and composer

On the Record with Steve Coleman, saxophonist and composer

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
May 8, 2015
Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Recent Stories

Steve Coleman is a saxophonist, composer and bandleader from Chicago’s South Side. Coleman’s complex style, which emphasizes polyrhythmic meter and unorthodox tonalities, falls outside the realm of categorization. The Review spoke to Coleman on the phone just before his show at the ’Sco... Read more »

Sinfonietta Performs 20th-, 21st-Century Pieces

Colin Roshak, Staff Writer
May 8, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

After a year of memorable performances, the Conservatory’s Sinfonietta ensemble concluded with an inspiring and varied program directed by Timothy Weiss this past week. The concert began with a piece titled “Planos” by the Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas which was scored for piano, clarinet,... Read more »

Age of Ultron’s Cliffhanger Ending Disappoints

Jeremy Reynolds, Staff Writer
May 8, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Avengers, Assemble! Or, you know, don’t. In a recent interview with Empire Magazine about Marvel’s most recent blockbuster, Avengers: Age of Ultron, director Joss Whedon explained his deliberate avoidance of one of the most iconic lines in comic book history at the close of the... Read more »

ODC to Highlight Feminist Themes in Only Way

ODC to Highlight Feminist Themes in Only Way

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
May 1, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Recent Stories

This Friday and Saturday evening, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Holly Handman-Lopez, Lisa Yanofsky, OC ’13, and Visiting Instructor in Dance Bobby Wesner will present Oberlin Dance Company in The Only Way, inspired by the suffragettes of the 1920s. The production will showcase live... Read more »

Pile Outshines Palm, Offers Sincere Take on Rock and Roll

Owen Harrington
May 1, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

Pile provided Oberlin with a much-needed dose of sincere rock and roll this past Thursday at the ’Sco. The Allston, MA-based band, an oft-cited influence for many other alternative rock bands of today — including Krill, who played at Oberlin last semester — has received lots of attention recently... Read more »

Community of Improv Performers Grows Tighter

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
May 1, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Despite rumors of past rivalry between freeform improvisational comedy troupe Primitive Streak and shortform troupe Kid Business, Oberlin's improv community appears to be tighter than ever. Members of the troupes filled the majority of seats at other’s shows this weekend, marking a transition to... Read more »

Jaar Discusses Major Projects, Artistic Ethos

May 1, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Alfredo Jaar is a Chilean-born visual artist and architect based in New York. Both a Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow, Jaar is most renowned for his work that engages with socio-political issues, such as The Rwanda Project (1994-1998). He has exhibited his work globally, from the Museum of... Read more »

Downtown Boys to Emphasize Political Themes with Multilingual Lyrics

Andrés Gonzalez
May 1, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, Uncategorized

Who are the Downtown Boys? In the lead-up to their performance tonight at the ’Sco, many Oberlin students have surely asked this question. As friend of the band and member of New York hardcore outfit Nine of Swords Jack Tomascak succinctly said in a conversation with the Review, “Downtown... Read more »