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The Oberlin Review

Lena Dunham Dispenses Life Advice in Finney Convocation

Anne Pride-Wilt, Arts Editor
February 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories

As the most talked-about Oberlin alumna in recent years, Lena Dunham, OC ’08, returned to campus for a convocation in Finney Chapel last Saturday night like a conquering hero — a funny, humble, down-to-earth one. Dunham is well known for creating and starring in the Emmy-award-winning HBO series...

DJ Collective Partners with Hip-Hop 101 to Host Series of Vinyl-Themed Events

Dessane Cassell, Arts Editor
November 22, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Ben Goldfarb, OC ’93, describes his transition back to vinyl records as a return to “artifacts of [his] life.” A DJ and the founding member of New York City-based DJ collective I Love Vinyl, Goldfarb spent Friday night discussing his early DJing career and his pref-erence for vinyl over digital...

Aerialists Wow Audience with Art-Themed Show

Aerialists Wow Audience with Art-Themed Show

Katherine Dye, Staff Writer
November 8, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories

Off the Wall, Saturday’s performance by the Oberlin College Aerialists, featured impressive death-defying feats of strength and flexibility. The aerialists exhibited a variety of skill levels and acts, some of which were more striking than others. The theme which very loosely tied all of these acts...

No More Starving Artists: Entrepreneurship in the Conservatory

Daniel Hautzinger and Julian Ring
November 8, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

“But how are you going to make money?” It’s a question every student studying music has likely faced. This query is especially common today with the recession and the all-too-common news stories of troubled music institutions. In the first week of October alone, the New York City Opera filed...

Steampunk Cabaret Revels in Risqué Humor at Cat

Steampunk Cabaret Revels in Risqué Humor at Cat

Anne Pride-Wilt, Staff Writer
November 8, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

The student-run organization OCircus may call itself a circus, but a better label for the group’s production last week is cabaret — steampunk burlesque cabaret, to be precise. While the combination may sound half-baked or faddish on paper, the four performances of the Fall Cabaret “Mrs. Borden’s...

Conservatory Unveils New Graduate Degree Program

Daniel Hautzinger, Staff Writer
November 1, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

The New York Times has dubbed Oberlin Conservatory “a hotbed of contemporary players” and an “experimental haven” with good reason. Innovative groups like eighth blackbird and the International Contemporary Ensemble were created here, and most Conservatory students are involved with new music ...

Touring Poets Work to Create Safer Space at the Cat

Nora Kipnis
November 1, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Features, Features, Literature & Poetry, NEWS

“We have an uncensored microphone and if you come up here, you can say whatever you want because it’s freedom of speech. But if you say something that hurts somebody, then please be prepared to have a non-defensive conversation with them.”   This is how Greg McKillop began the slam poetry session of th...

Student Bands Hit the Road for Stereocure Showcase

Student Bands Hit the Road for Stereocure Showcase

Oliver Levine, Staff Writer
November 1, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories

October marked the beginning of the Stereocure showcase, a multi-show road trip demonstrating the label’s talent and creative diversity. Stereocure, an LA-based label, boasts more than 10 acts from several different locations along the East Coast and in the Midwest, and is currently operated by Oberlin...

Alicia Eler: Internet Ruined the Video Star

Matthew Sprung, Staff Writer
November 1, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Features

Alicia Eler gave a lecture titled “Internet Ruined the Video Star” on Wednesday that was advertised as an examination of “how the internet has changed art production, consumption and criticism.” Beginning with famed performance artist Marina Abramović’s “The Artist Is Present” and ending...

Apocalyptical: NPR’s Radiolab Live in Cleveland

Matthew Sprung, Staff Writer
October 11, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Features

In a world inundated with media, NPR’s popular program Radiolab offers something different. Whereas experts on television and the internet provide only ambiguous answers to our questions about science and technology, Radiolab presents us with clear answers by both highlighting and dissecting these...

Restructured Senior Studio Fosters Direct Student Involvement

Audrey Saunders, Staff Writer
April 5, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

As graduation looms nearer and upperclassmen belatedly begin to work on the culmination of their Oberlin careers — the “capstone” — they can look forward to the stimulating distraction of an April and early May chockfull of Senior Studio exhibitions. April in particular, due to the larger-than-usual...

From Classroom to Coffee Shop: Understanding the Humanities Now

Abby Hawkins, Arts Editor
March 1, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Features

In the wake of Florida governor Rick Scott's controversial recommendation to lower tuition for students in Florida's most “in-demand” majors, including biology, engineering and math, and to raise tuition accordingly for students headed toward less lucrative professions, the value of a humanities...

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