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 »

Feature Photo: Slam Poetry Duo Performs at Cat

Feature Photo: Slam Poetry Duo Performs at Cat

Jeremy Reynolds, Arts Editor
November 7, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry

Sister Outsider, the slam poetry stage name of Dominique Christina and Denice Frohman, performed at the Cat in the Cream on Sunday as part of a tour of U.S. colleges. Both performers are recent winners of the Women of the World Poetry Slam competition and have won numerous other titles throughout their... Read more »

Students Give Informal Underground Concerts

Students Give Informal Underground Concerts

Brianna Di Monda
November 7, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories

Burton Hall doesn’t possess a traditional performance space, but this hasn’t stopped Conservatory firstyear Garrick Olsen from organizing concerts in the basement of Burton every Thursday evening. These informal concerts are meant to provide students with a low-stress environment in which to share... Read more »

Conservatory To Honor Iconic German Composer

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
October 31, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

A cast of Conservatory voice majors will present their long-awaited fall opera, Street Scene, by famous German composer Kurt Weill, next week as part of a series of events called Weill Week. The week will also include a film screening, academic talks about Weill and an orchestral performance... Read more »

Music, Dance, Theater Intersect in Arts Workshop

Music, Dance, Theater Intersect in Arts Workshop

Tristan Cimini
October 31, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

The Fourth Wall, a performing trio which integrates music, theater, dance and other artistic disciplines, discussed its unique creative process in a workshop on Oct. 28 in Bibbins Hall. The group’s members, trombonist C. Neil Parsons, OC ’98, flutist Hilary Abigana and percussionist Greg Jukes, have... Read more »