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On the Record: Heather Marlowe, Playwright

On the Record: Heather Marlowe, Playwright

Victoria Garber, Arts and Culture editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Theater & Film

Editor’s note: This article discusses sexual assault. Playwright, actor and activist Heather Marlowe graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2009 with a degree in art history before moving to San Francisco, where she dedicated much of her time to theater classes. Motivated by h...

Gear Co-op Combines Music, Fundraising in 4th Festival

Daniel Markus, Arts and Culture editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

In spring 2015, the Oberlin College Gear Co-op, then still a fledgling organization with little more than a few beat-up drum sets and some old amps, hosted the first edition of Gear Fest, a mammoth day-long festival that featured 22 different acts at two different locations. The event has since been en...

Solarity’s “Atlantis” Returns to All-Student Roots

Solarity’s “Atlantis” Returns to All-Student Roots

Victoria Garber and Julia Peterson
May 5, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music

Solarity has thrown the largest student-run event on campus every semester and will be back tonight in the Heisman Club Field House. This semester’s Atlantis theme will offer a ship-furnished, aquatic feel, and organizers have brought the event back to its student-centered roots with an impressive s...

Second-Person Prevails in Pagel’s Occult, Political Poetry

Second-Person Prevails in Pagel’s Occult, Political Poetry

Julia Peterson, Production editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry

There is something haunting about Caryl Pagel’s poetry — and it’s not just the gravestones that frequently appear in her work. Pagel’s writing is heavily steeped in the occult and references to Gothic literature, which she weaves into poetry that is both lyrical and feminist. In addition to h...

Black and White “Fury Road” Re-Release Highlights Action, Scenery

Christian Bolles, Columnist
May 5, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

When beloved director George Miller first released the much-awaited follow-up to his cult classic Mad Max series, he teased that he had watched the new film in black and white and found it a superior experience. Now, after much fan buzz, the “Black and Chrome” edition of Mad Max: Fury Road has hit ...

Sighted: Surprise Sword Dancing

Sighted: Surprise Sword Dancing

Daniel Markus, Arts and Culture editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Recent Stories

Students working in the Science Center’s Perlik Commons on Wednesday afternoon were treated to a surprise performance by Rust Belt Rapper, a student dance group on campus. The group performs Rapper Sword Dance, a traditional folk dance that originated in northern England. The group’s routines feat...

OMTA’s “Assassins” Balances Levity, Seriousness

OMTA’s “Assassins” Balances Levity, Seriousness

Victoria Garber and Quentin Nguyen-Duy
April 28, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

When the legendary Stephen Sondheim and librettist John Weidman first debuted Assassins in 1990, it was one of the most controversial musicals in recent history. The musical compiles its character list from the select community of historical figures connected to the assassinations and attempted assass...

Oberlin Alums Pen Enchanting New Musical

Oberlin Alums Pen Enchanting New Musical

Julia Peterson, Production editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Theater & Film

A staged reading of The Enchanted, a new musical comedy in progress by John Kander, OC ’51 — who previously wrote music for Cabaret and Chicago — and prolific playwright and fiction writer Greg Pierce, OC ’00, was performed by a cast of student actors last weekend in the Birenbaum Innovation and Pe...

Folk Fest Reaches Beyond Genre’s Traditional Boundaries

Sydney Allen, Production editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Since its inception in 1999, community members and College students alike have flocked to Tappan Square for Folk Fest, an annual celebration of the genre featuring multiple live performances and events. Nineteen years ago, the inaugural concert featured a single headliner followed by student acts, but the...

Jiménez Conducts Back-to-Back Orchestra Performances

Ivan Aidun, Staff writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Music

Next week, the Oberlin Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, led by conductor Raphael Jiménez, will present two eclectic programs. The Oberlin Chamber Orchestra will perform this Tuesday, May 2, at 8 p.m. in Finney Chapel, and the Oberlin Orchestra will follow the next day at the same time and place. T...

OReilly Offers Players Chance to Be “Everything”

Avi Vogel, Columnist
April 28, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Video Games

Games are an ever-evolving medium as developers try to stand out in an increasingly competitive and saturated market by creating new games and mechanics. But with all games, new or old, one thing is universal: They let you be something that you’re not. This is the core concept of Everything, created ...

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