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 »

Sakakeeny Celebrates 25 Years of Bassoon Christmas

Jeremy Reynolds, Arts Editor
December 5, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features

There is perhaps only one commonality between the 2008 Summer Olympics, Harry Potter, the much-anticipated 2012 apocalypse and Georges Bizet’s beloved opera Carmen. It is true that two of these incidents feature music composed by John Williams and that two of these tales speak of... Read more »

In Pandora’s Box, Aerialists Personify Assortment of Evils

In Pandora’s Box, Aerialists Personify Assortment of Evils

Louise Edwards, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories

The audience gasped as College first-year Anika Lindsey suspended herself by her head using swirling purple silks. The silks encircled the back of her head, her outstretched arms creating tension on the silks, while her feet dangled far above the blue mats on the floor. Such startling and astounding... Read more »

The Epicurean: “Steakhouse of Lies” Dashes Hopes

Matt Segall, Columnist
November 21, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features

I should have known better than to go to an “upscale” restaurant located in Crocker Park, a so-called “lifestyle center” and the go-to retail platform closest to Oberlin since the indoor mall was declared dead in 2008. It was a Friday morning. I was plugging away at an Art History assignment... Read more »

Sheffield, Reibstein Continue Larson’s Vision of Dance Inclusivity

Sheffield, Reibstein Continue Larson’s Vision of Dance Inclusivity

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
November 21, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features

Though the Student Dance Showcase is only two years old, the free dance show held each semester in Warner Main already feels like a fundamental part of the department’s annual listing of events. With the addition of the showcase, the department began a student-run plan in making a more inclusive range... 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 »