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The Oberlin Review

Obie Anonymous: An Interview with Founder of ‘What Should We Call Oberlin’

Julia Herbst, News Editor
October 12
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Off the Cuff

How did you come up with the idea for the website? My other friends at different colleges posted links to their [Tumblrs] on Facebook and I remember that someone at Oberlin posted one to Carnegie Mellon’s [Tumblr] and I was thinking, “Hey, this is pretty funny. Oberlin could use one of these.”...

Off the Cuff with David Halperin, author of How to be Gay

Willa Rubin
October 12
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

You’ve said that “gayness is not a state or condition. It’s a mode of perception, an attitude, an ethos: in short, it is a practice.” Can you elaborate on this? I’m interested in gayness as a way of being, as a practice, as a way of life. I mean, homosexuality is obviously a sexual orienta...

Off the Cuff: Bill Whittle, Political Commentator

Caroline Hui
September 28
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff, Uncategorized

How did you get your start in politics and media? I didn’t know whether my dad was a Republican or Democrat until I was 16 or 17— I just had no idea. We never talked about politics, it wasn’t interesting to me, it certainly was never a part of my childhood, and I hadn’t given politics a secon...

Off the Cuff with Laurence Kanter, Art Curator

Mya Ballin, Staff Writer
September 28
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Can you talk a little bit about the setup and significance of the “Religion, Ritual and Performance in the Renaissance” exhibit? This was a great opportunity to bring pictures from Yale to Oberlin, because now the collections together are very, very rich. When you have that many works of art, th...

Jerry Greenfield Discusses Social Activism, Business, Fire Eating

William Passannante, Staff Writer
September 28
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Jerry Greenfield: I was here from ’69 to ’73, and ... the best thing about Oberlin for me was the social and political activism. I came here as a suburban kid from Rhode Island and I was not really involved in social activism. During my freshman year here, there were the shootings at Kent State, w...

Off the Cuff with Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger

Matthew Benenson
September 21
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

What did you think of the movie, Rudy? I loved it. The acting was great, the music was great. I thought they did a great job, especially with the message. The message came across real clear and that’s what was most important to me. Not what actually happened or didn’t, but the message. W...

Off the Cuff with David Oaks

Alex Howard, News Editor
May 4
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
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
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
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
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
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...

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