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Nostalgia 1950’s Edition: Looking Good Never Goes Out of Style

Liv Combe, News Editor
April 29, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Features

Dior’s launch of the New Look shaped the fashion of the late 1940s. Dior himself failed to realize, however, just how influential his collection of nipped-waist dresses would prove. Shortly after its release, the early 1950s fashionable set wore nothing but Dior’s trademark hourglass shape, and other...

Musician Profile: Jazz Pianist Nicki Adams

Meghan Farnsworth
April 15, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

“Oh, I’ve got a huge outie,” Conservatory senior Nicholas “Nicki” Adams laughs as he stands by the piano. “Have you heard of the belly button snatcher? Yeah, I read about him once when I was a kid, and I was so scared of him. He would snatch belly buttons!” With his bright, generous...

Magpie Pizza Review: Hipster Casual Eatery Sets Scrumptious New Precedent For Local Pizza

EJ Dickson, Arts Editor
April 6, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Features

Kvetching about the lack of decent pizza on campus is something of an Olympic sport at Oberlin, with transplanted New Yorkers and Chicagoans taking the gold medal. One rarely walks past the dining halls without overhearing bearded hipsters lamenting the meat lovers’ pie at Stevie, or bespectacled first-years...

Nostalgia: A Column about Antique Fashion

Liv Combe, News Editor
April 6, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Features

Although the Great Crash occurred in 1929, it took a few years for the luxury and decadence of the Roaring Twenties to plummet along with the stock market. By 1933, when this photo was taken on Tappan Square during a campus picnic in May, the public had begun to feel the effects of the Great Depression,...

Drag Ball: A Manifesto in Two Parts

Hunter O'Neill
April 6, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Features

Hunter O'Neill President, Drag Ball Committee The term “drag ball” is thrown around on campus as if it were an Oberlin-specific phenomenon, but this could not be further from the truth: drag balls find their roots in Harlem at the turn of the 20th century. Though initially organized by white ga...

Artist Roni Horn Displays Multiple Personalities During Visit to Oberlin

Artist Roni Horn Displays Multiple Personalities During Visit to Oberlin

Alex La Ferla, Staff Writer
March 11, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

“Which Roni Horn do you want to talk to?” visiting artist Roni Horn asked a packed classroom in the Art Building before opening up a question-and-answer session. “There are many of them.” This bold, yet strikingly honest statement was characteristic of the way the artist addressed eager students...

New Music Venue Offers Fresh Vibe

Lizzie Conner
March 11, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

It’s difficult to explain the location of the newly established 3 Doors Studio — I usually settle on, “It’s that house near Beethoven’s with all the weird stuff on the porch. All the colorful art, y’know?” Primarily a studio space for several local artists who split rent, the house has...

Cute. A Fashion Column: Glamrock Meets ’60s Chic

Peter Meckel
December 11, 2009
Filed under ARTS, Features

Name: Joanna Lemle Year: College senior Major: Environmental studies Favorite designer: rag & bone Self-described look: Punk rock meets sexy grandpa Current obsession: Shoes Now that we’re done with our two-hour-long talk about the human psyche, and you’ve had three cups of coff...

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