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 »

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 »

Delayed Walking Dead Game Release Detracts From Seamless Play

Avi Vogel
April 24, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features

Imagine that you’ve been trapped in a camp and, not having been able to loot much in the town over, you have only four items of food that you can divvy up between your parties. Do you share the food with your enemies, hoping that they’ll be more cooperative later on, or do you reward the individuals... Read more »

Collaborative Project to Connect Film, Sound

Collaborative Project to Connect Film, Sound

Lya Finston, staff writer
April 17, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music

Wilder 115 bustled with creative energy last Sunday as College first-year Rebecca Winer, alongside College seniors and Film Co-op co-chairs Maxwell Kopelowicz and Patrick Gilfether, led a room of adamant musicians and filmmakers in “collab-a-fest,” a creative forum for the second installation of... Read more »

Duo Brings Pop Music of Rwanda to Broader Audience

Mohit Dubey
April 17, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

The floor-shaking rhythms and heartmelting vocals of Rwandan R&B superstars Meddy and The Ben will fill the ’Sco this Saturday. The show, which will also feature the drum stylings of Oberlin College Taiko, is sure to be one of the most physically moving events to hit the ’Sco this semester. Meddy... Read more »

Standout Gameplay Elements Separate Darkest Dungeon from Crowd

Avi Vogel
April 10, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features

You look at your roster. The last mission you played through wiped out all of your high-leveled heroes. You try to recruit some new ones, but they all have traits that would make them a detriment to any mission you might undertake. With reluctance, you take four level-zero adventurers with you, cross... Read more »

Controversial Band to Combine Disparate Styles

Controversial Band to Combine Disparate Styles

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
April 10, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories

“Some people think the record is a joke,” Liturgy frontman Hunter Hunt-Hendrix said of his band’s just-released third album, The Ark Work, in an email to the Review. “Others describe it using phrases like ‘mad genius,’ ‘masterpiece,’ ‘ahead of its time’ and so on.... Read more »

Colors of Rhythm Brings Passion, Solidarity to Finney Chapel

Annelise Giseburt, Production Manager
April 10, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music

Yesterday evening, Finney Chapel was filled by Colors of Rhythm, marking the show’s 19th consecutive year. The event, which, according to the its mission statement, began as “constructive protest for the visibility, recognition and celebration of certain cultural dance forms and other art forms that... Read more »

Vijay Seshadri, OC ’74, Salutes Oberlin in Final Convocation

Vijay Seshadri, OC ’74, Salutes Oberlin in Final Convocation

Mohit Dubey
April 10, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry

This year’s Convocation Series ended on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. with the solemn tones of Vijay Seshadri, OC ’74, reading his Pulitzer Prize– winning poetry. Born in India but raised in nearby Columbus, OH, where his father worked as a chemistry professor at Ohio State, Seshadri showed strong inclinations... Read more »

Oberlin Animal Rights Group Hosts Jamie Kilstein Show

Jake Frankenfield
April 3, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features

Tonight at 7:30, Oberlin Animal Rights will host political comedian Jamie Kilstein, who will be performing his latest act “Jamie Kilstein Hates Stand Up” at the Cat in the Cream. The progressive stand-up artist is best known for his role as co-host of the podcast Citizen Radio and co-author... Read more »

Decorative Beards: A Formative Fad?

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
April 3, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features

While mustache-decorated notebooks, mugs, clothing and the like have become fairly ubiquitous in chachka stores around the country, finding beard paraphernalia requires effort. Fortunately however, the beard appears to be making a comeback, and better than ever. Rather than adorning common objects with... Read more »