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The Oberlin Review

Off the Cuff with David Oaks

Alex Howard, News Editor
May 4, 2012
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

What sparked your interest in mental health activism? I like to say my recruiting room was when I was a working-class kid going to Harvard, and I ran into mental and emotional problems, and I ended up in a psychiatric institution. There I was in solitary confinement, getting forcibly drugged, and...

Off the Cuff with Judah Friedlander

Off the Cuff with Judah Friedlander

Allegra Kirkland, Editor-In-Chief
April 27, 2012
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

You’ve been doing stand-up since you were 19. Did you ever consider a career outside of comedy? Was there any point in your career where you got tired of it and wanted to quit? If you’re not working on new material, then you can get bored of your act, but I try to always be working on new stu...

Off the Cuff with Kati Marton

Off the Cuff with Kati Marton

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor
April 13, 2012
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

You spoke on the importance of fact-based journalism and have been an advocate for the protection of journalists. Can you tell me what you identify to be the primary issues that arise from a lack of objective or fact-based journalism, particularly within the U.S.? It even sounds ridiculous to me that journ...

Off the Cuff: Andre Patton, Drag Ball Committee president

Alex Howard, News Editor
April 6, 2012
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Off the Cuff

What is the difference between drag, cross-dressing and transgender? I am going to tackle transgender first. It is a process that a lot of people aren’t as well aware of and it’s one that a lot of people think is just this person who may be transitioning or they feel that they just woke up one...

Off the Cuff with Judge Susan Richard Nelson

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor
March 9, 2012
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

You have a long history in litigation centered on product liability and tort cases, perhaps the most impactful of which was your 1998 tobacco case that resulted in a multi-billion dollar settlement. How did you become involved in that case? What do you perceive to be its significant results? I started practici...

Off the Cuff with John Harwood

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor
March 2, 2012
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Could you tell me a little bit about the work that you recently published? The idea behind this book is to do a couple of different things at once. First is to provide a historical account of the way in which the computer became a dominant part of our contemporary culture, and specifically how it came to b...

Off the Cuff with Dick Gregory, comedian and civil rights activist

Alex Howard, News Editor
March 2, 2012
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Off the Cuff

You started doing comedy after you were drafted. What was that like? Well, first, I’ve been funny all my life. See, the greatest laugh you have ever heard wasn’t tonight. It’s friends and relatives. That’s funny. A comedian is timing, timing, timing. The funniest people you ever meet man, j...

Off the Cuff with Lieutenant Dan Choi

Off the Cuff with Lieutenant Dan Choi

Allegra Kirkland, Editor-In-Chief
February 10, 2012
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Off the Cuff

What made you decide to join the army, and did “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” give you reservations about joining the service? I joined because I saw Saving Private Ryan and Forrest Gump and a couple of other movies. That was really all it took. … My brother actually wanted to go to West Point...

Off the Cuff with Eddie Miller

Allegra Kirkland, News Editor
November 11, 2011
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Did you do any farming-related activities when you were younger or did you not get into it until college? I worked at George Jones in high school. It was going abroad and seeing a rainforest [in Costa Rica] that made me know I wanted to do agriculture. It’s a way to balance the universe with th...

Off the Cuff with Diane Nilan, Homeless Rights Advocate

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor
November 4, 2011
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Can you tell me a little bit about the work that you do and how you were inspired to do it? Now I’m making documentary films. I also do presentations, write and do photography, so I try to combine all of those to create a cohesive message about homeless children and family. That’s kind of my o...

Off the Cuff with Bob Drogin

Liv Combe, Editor-in-Chief
October 14, 2011
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

What was it like working [as managing editor] at the Review back in the 70s? I only worked there the last year and a half while I was at Oberlin, and I fell into it sort of by accident. It changed my life. The editor at the time was a woman named Jenny Siebens [OC ’72]. Jenny went to Columbia Jo...

Off The Cuff with Feve Bartenders

Off The Cuff with Feve Bartenders

Allegra Kirkland and Rosemary Boeglin
October 7, 2011
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

How did you guys start working here? Were you students at the College? Josh: I grew up around here, in this town outside Vermilion, but I started hanging out in Oberlin when I was in high school because there isn’t a lot going on around here. Tyler: I grew up around here too. I actually went ...

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