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‘Night in the Woods’ Navigates Complex Emotional Landscape

‘Night in the Woods’ Navigates Complex Emotional Landscape

Avi Vogel, Columnist
March 10, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features

Night in the Woods, released February 21, provides an intimate window into a microcosm of human narrative drawn directly from real-world struggles. The game presents an unassuming but enjoyable experience centered around character interactions, rather than grand story lines and epic battles. The earl...

Sharpley’s Retirement Leaves Dance Diaspora’s Future Uncertain

Sharpley’s Retirement Leaves Dance Diaspora’s Future Uncertain

Brendan Eprile, Staff writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Recent Stories

“Black Love: The Incarceration of the Spirit,” Dance Diaspora’s last performance at Oberlin with its original founder, will be held at Warner Main Space today and tomorrow from 8–10 p.m. A semi-professional dance group founded by Africana Studies Artist-in- Residence Adenike Sharpley, Dance Diaspor...

TIMARA Hosts Expansive Sendoff for John Talbert

TIMARA Hosts Expansive Sendoff for John Talbert

Victoria Garber, Arts editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories

John Talbert, who for 38 years has run a tight ship as the technical director of the TIMARA department, will retire this spring. The department has organized a weekend festival that kicked off yesterday and will run through Saturday evening to honor his decades behind the scenes, maintaining vintage equip...

Intersectional Comedian D’Lo Brings Variety Show to Oberlin

Intersectional Comedian D’Lo Brings Variety Show to Oberlin

Daniel Markus, Arts editor
February 24, 2017
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

Samantha Spaccasi, Staff writer
February 24, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...

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