Superhero Franchises Face Rebuilding at Hands of Writers

Jeremy Reynolds, Staff Writer
March 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features

In the world of Marvel Comics, nothing is sacred and nothing is set in stone. Writers tend to kill off characters with years of backstory and an enormous fan base in some appropriately heroic manner, only to resurrect them somewhere down the line with only flimsy, pseudoscientific justifications for... Read more »

Newman Takes Over Art Installation Show This Spring

March 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

Few who are familiar with Oberlin would doubt its commitment to the arts. Not only does it boast the Conservatory, which hosts more musicians and more talent than some cities, let alone schools, but also many students in the College who play instruments, act, sing, dance, paint and create art with any... Read more »

Mahon Uses Choreography to Share Healing Proc‘ess in ‘Crossing Rivers’

Mahon Uses Choreography to Share Healing Proc‘ess in ‘Crossing Rivers’

Mohit Dubey
March 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features

College senior and Africana Studies major Kara Mahon’s honors dance show, “Crossing Rivers: The Love of Afrekete,” gleaned inspiration from African-derived ritual practices and spiritual worship to represent her healing following sexual abuse. The event, which took place in Warner Main Space last... Read more »

Claytons Add Spark to Strong OJE Concert

Claytons Add Spark to Strong OJE Concert

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
March 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

John Clayton must be a magician. There is no other way to explain the effortless precision with which the jazz icon played his mesmerizing bass solos at the Oberlin Jazz Ensemble concert last Friday evening. After being introduced to the audience at Finney Chapel by ensemble director Dennis Reynolds,... Read more »

Fidoten, Owen, Ross Seek Accessibility in Photography Community

Jake Frankenfield
March 6, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features

Oberlin College’s photo co-op will soon be up and running for the first time in nearly a decade and a half. College first-years Annie Fidoten, Claudia Ross and Nia Owen, who met in a photography class, are at the helm of this project. “Photo is a great way to access art if you’re not into drawing... Read more »

Fundraiser Works to Increase Human Trafficking Awareness

Fundraiser Works to Increase Human Trafficking Awareness

Sage Mitchell-Sparke
March 6, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features

Over 20 million people worldwide are living in slavery. Last Friday at the Cat in the Cream in “Project Unbound: Humans Against Trafficking,” several victims of the modern slave trade shared their stories. College first-year Sarah Blum organized the event, which was dedicated to raising funds and... Read more »

New Oberlin-Centric Late-Night Show Features Student Comedians

New Oberlin-Centric Late-Night Show Features Student Comedians

Daniel Cramer & Zoe Kushlefsky
February 20, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

In case you haven’t heard from one of your folk music–loving friends or seen them hanging out at The Local drinking coffee and eating bagels, Punch Brothers are back in town. The American experimental folk... Read more »

Talk Underscores Intersection of Political Activism, World Music

Talk Underscores Intersection of Political Activism, World Music

Aviva Blonder, Staff Writer
February 20, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features

Aviva Blonder Staff Writer Rebekah Moore was still getting used to speaking in English again at her talk this past Monday, “Music and Activism and Ethnomusicology in Action: Lessons from the Field.” At the talk, Moore discussed her work in Indonesia over the past six years... Read more »

TED Fellow Questions Sound Perception at AMAM

TED Fellow Questions Sound Perception at AMAM

Samuel Joseph Rueckert
February 6, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Multimedia artist Christine Sun Kim often shies away from communicating with the media. Signing to her interpreter, Denise Kahler, Kim explained the reasoning behind this. According to Kim, journalists often box her in as simply... 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 »

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 »

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 »