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 »

Students, Parents Attend Cross-Generational Tribute to SNL

Students, Parents Attend Cross-Generational Tribute to SNL

Liam McLean, Staff Writer
November 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Theater & Film

A gaggle of bleary-eyed Obies and their guardians filled the rows of the Apollo Theatre on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 8, the second day of Parents Weekend, for journalist James Andrew Miller’s talk on his lauded 2003 book, Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live... Read more »

Feature Photo: Karuta Workshop

Feature Photo: Karuta Workshop

Jeremy Reynolds, Arts Editor
November 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories

Slam poetry may be familiar to many at Oberlin, but what about speed poetry? The Oberlin College East Asian Game Club partnered with the University of Michigan Kyogi Karuta Club to present a seminar on the lightning fast traditional Japanese game of poetry and memory: Karuta. The two-day workshop took... Read more »

Fall Forward Loses Quirkiness, Gains Cohesion

Fall Forward Loses Quirkiness, Gains Cohesion

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
November 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Recent Stories

Oberlin’s annual Fall Forward dance show is reputed as a spectacular display of the diverse range of movement and innovation within the Dance department; this year’s performance was no exception. Performances of Fall Forward ran last Friday and Saturday evenings in Warner’s historic main space... Read more »