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Intersectional Comedian D’Lo Brings Variety Show to Oberlin

Intersectional Comedian D’Lo Brings Variety Show to Oberlin

Daniel Markus, Arts editor
February 24
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry, Recent Stories

A unique blend of stand-up comedy, poetry and storytelling awaits guests at the Cat in the Cream Sunday as actor and comedian D’Lo brings his touring variety show, D’FaQTo Life (pronounced “de facto”) to Oberlin. The show will be his first in Oberlin since 2013, when he performed as part of Co...

Femme Musicians of Color Confront White Male Industry Dominance

Femme Musicians of Color Confront White Male Industry Dominance

Sam Spacassi, Staff writer
February 24
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

When people think of electronic music, their minds often go reflexively to a handful of middle-of-the-road, white male DJs and producers such as Diplo, Calvin Harris or David Guetta. One group on Oberlin’s campus, Femme Artists Breaking Boundaries, founded last year by College juniors Rayna Holmes ...

Russian Documentary Highlights Narrative of Resistance

Julia Peterson, Production editor
February 24
Filed under ARTS, Features, Theater & Film

The images from Pussy Riot’s protest performances are iconic — women in multicolored balaclavas climbing on top of subway trains and scaffolding or using iconic public places as an impromptu stage, waving flags and smoke flares, playing loud guitar riffs and singing about corruption in the Russia...

Despite Technical Problems, “For Honor” Provides Solid Gameplay

Avi Vogel, Columnist
February 24
Filed under ARTS, Features

A hundred or so blue-and-white-clad medieval knights storm a castle gate, streaming toward a pack of samurai in red armor; as the two armies meet in the center of the combat field, a hectic battle breaks out and swords fly in all directions. This was the spectacle audiences witnessed on screen during...

“Inflatable Trio” Navigates Complex Soundscape

“Inflatable Trio” Navigates Complex Soundscape

Victoria Garber, Arts Editor
February 17
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music, Recent Stories

The Dance department held an in-progress showing of Inflatable Trio, a collaboration between dancer and director Lionel Popkin, OC ’92, and TIMARA Professor Tom Lopez, OC ’89, as well as dancers Samantha Mohr and Carolyn Hall, OC ’91, Monday night in Warner Hall’s dance studio. The ensemble will pr...

‘Roots’ Celebrates Jewish Food, Family Trees

‘Roots’ Celebrates Jewish Food, Family Trees

Julia Peterson, Production editor
February 17
Filed under ARTS, Features, Food

At first, the timing of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish new year of the trees, seems like a strange choice. After all, it’s the middle of winter, and there are no leaves or buds to be seen. Although we can’t see it, this time of year is when root growth begins again after a period of dormancy. This theme in...

Slow Train Hosts Romantic Annual Multilingual Poetry Event

Slow Train Hosts Romantic Annual Multilingual Poetry Event

Katie Lucey
February 17
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry

Some say that love is a universal language. This idea was explored Monday evening at Love in Many Tongues, a multilingual poetry reading at Slow Train Cafe. The Oberlin Center for Languages and Cultures organizes Love in Many Tongues each year as a way to promote the dozen languages offered at Oberli...

Faculty, Guests to Perform Collaborative Electroacoustic Pieces

Gillian Pasley
February 17
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

The TIMARA basement is uncharted territory for many Oberlin students, even those who frequent the Conservatory. Known for pushing the boundaries of electroacoustic composition and experimental performance, the department is internationally recognized for its impact on the history of electronic music — it ...

Open Mic Night Centers Immigrant Narratives

Open Mic Night Centers Immigrant Narratives

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
February 10
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry

Since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, immigration has been at the forefront of his administration’s policy agenda. Trump seems to have every intention of fulfilling his campaign promise of building a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico with little regard to economic or logistical practicalitie...

Oberlin Heritage Center Unveils Self-Led Tablet Tours

Oberlin Heritage Center Unveils Self-Led Tablet Tours

Katie Lucey
February 10
Filed under ARTS, Features

Students and community members looking to celebrate Black History Month should consider the Oberlin Heritage Center, which is offering a free, digitized version of its walking tour, Freedom’s Friends: Underground Railroad and Abolitionist History Walk, throughout the month of February. Visitors to the Monr...

New Variety Show, ‘Live at the Den,’ Opens Friday

New Variety Show, ‘Live at the Den,’ Opens Friday

Daniel Markus, Arts editor
February 10
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories

In a small, unassuming hayloft just off Elm Street, audience members for Live at the Den, premiering today at 7:30 p.m., will be the first to experience a unique new variety show on campus. The project of College sophomores Jon Krakaur and Keifer Ludwig, Live at the Den combines the music, poetry and comed...

Birenbaum Performance Space Opens in Hotel

Birenbaum Performance Space Opens in Hotel

Eilish Spear, Staff writer
February 10
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Dozens of students, faculty and community members descended upon the new Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center to attend the Jan. 23 inaugural concert in the Birenbaum Innovation and Performance Space, the experimental new venue on campus. The intimate, modern space occupies a subterranean room filled with s...

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