On the Record with Faculty Folk and Country Band Twila and the G’Tarvins

On the Record with Faculty Folk and Country Band Twila and the G’Tarvins

Phoebe Hammer, Arts Editor
May 9, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

This week, the Review sat down with Twila and the G’Tarvins, composed of Chair of the Biology Department and disease ecologist Mary Garvin, her husband, Associate Professor of Biology and behavioral ecologist Keith Tarvin and Twila Colley, the Biology Department’s administrative assistant.... Read more »

On the Record with Organizers of ‘Safe+Sound’ Sexualized Violence Exhibition

On the Record with Organizers of ‘Safe+Sound’ Sexualized Violence Exhibition

Anne Pride-Wilt, Arts Editor
May 2, 2014
Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Visual Art

Last Thursday, multimedia exhibition Safe+Sound went on display in the Tappan Square bandstand to raise awareness of sexualized violence in the Oberlin community. The day before the exhibition, the Review spoke with the event’s organizers, College sophomore Tinni Bhattacharyya... Read more »

On the Record with Editors-in-Chief on 50th Anniversary of ‘Plum Creek Review’

On the Record with Editors-in-Chief on 50th Anniversary of ‘Plum Creek Review’

Vida Weisblum, Staff Writer
April 25, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, On the Record

This semester, the Plum Creek Review — Oberlin’s oldest literary and arts magazine —will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special edition to commemorate its history and longstanding presence on campus. The Review spoke with Editorsin-Chief and College seniors Ryann... Read more »

On the Record with Co-Chairs of Annual Dandelion Romp Contradance Festival

On the Record with Co-Chairs of Annual Dandelion Romp Contradance Festival

Phoebe Hammer, Arts Editor
April 18, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, On the Record

College seniors Jeremy Rubinstein and Hayley Larson and junior Donal Sheets joined forces this semester to organize Dandelion Romp, which took place last weekend. The Review sat down with them this week to discuss Dandelion Romp’s history, the contra community and the event’s highlights. So... Read more »

On the Record: Steve Roggenbuck

On the Record: Steve Roggenbuck

Interview by Mary Fischer
March 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, On the Record

This past Saturday, poet Steve Roggen­buck, renowned for his use of the Internet to create a new form of poetry and relation­ship with an audience, held a workshop and poetry reading in Oberlin. As soon as he arrived in Oberlin, the Review sat down with him in DeCafé to ask him about the... Read more »

On the Record: Adenike Sharpley on Dance, Feminism and the Demise of Hip-Hop

On the Record: Adenike Sharpley on Dance, Feminism and the Demise of Hip-Hop

Nora Kipnis, Arts Editor
March 7, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, On the Record

This Friday and Saturday, Essence will present Queens Rule, a dance performance that tells the story of hip-hop music and dance, from its roots in West African beats, through its activist beginnings, to the genre’s current commercialization. The show is particularly aimed at questioning how... Read more »

On the Record with Claire Morton and Elise Moltz, Organizers of Collaborative Art Project

On the Record with Claire Morton and Elise Moltz, Organizers of Collaborative Art Project

Nora Kipnis, Arts Editor
February 28, 2014
Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Recent Stories

Conservatory junior Elise Moltz and College seniors Sally Decker and Claire Morton joined forces last semester to help put on a collaborative art presentation titled “ZOO.” They’re back in the collaborative art game this semester, but fans of “ZOO” can expect to see a few changes. Though... Read more »

On the Record: Joel Ginn, Sound Tech Engineer for The Dead Hear Footsteps

Anne Pride-Wilt, Arts Editor
February 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Joel Ginn, a College senior, is the sound tech engineer for The Dead Hear Footsteps, a weekly noir-comedy radio show created in 2000. Having worked on the show for five semesters, Joel knows the ins and outs of creating a serial radio drama. The show will air this semester on WOBC 91.5 FM at... Read more »

On the Record: Nolan Boomer, Editor of New Literary Magazine Juvenilia

On the Record: Nolan Boomer, Editor of New Literary Magazine Juvenilia

Nora Kipnis, Arts Editor
February 7, 2014
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

College sophomore Nolan Boomer worked this Winter Term on a literary and art magazine called The Juvenilia, to be published this week. The Juvenalia started as a blog at www.thejuvenilia.com when Nolan was in high school, and this issue will... Read more »

Digging in The Garden: Shondes Bassist Talks Politics, Heartbreak and Hope

Nora Kipnis , Staff Writer
November 8, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

How did your band form? What drew the four of you together? Elijah [Oberman] and I formed the Shondes with two other friends back in 2006. At the time, we were feeling an urgent need to get back to music – our previous band had just broken up – and both really wanted to get serious... Read more »

On the Record with Fredara Hadley, Visiting Associate Professor of Jazz Studies

On the Record with Fredara Hadley, Visiting Associate Professor of Jazz Studies

Julian Ring, Arts Editor
November 8, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

“I learned how to read music and read words almost at the same time,” Fredara Hadley says without a hint of irony. An upbringing like that seems almost a prerequisite for the ethnomusicologist-entrepreneur’s multifaceted career (her LinkedIn page lists her as, among other things, “Chief Music... Read more »

On the Record: eighth blackbird Pianist Lisa Kaplan, OC ’96

Daniel Hautzinger, Staff Writer
October 4, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

How did this project come about? We have a residency at the University of Richmond, which is where Ben Broening teaches, and Ben and Tim Weiss [the director of Oberlin’s Contemporary Music Ensemble, and a mentor to eighth blackbird] know each other from a while back, from [the University... Read more »