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Russian Documentary Highlights Narrative of Resistance

Julia Peterson, Production editor
February 24
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...

‘Roots’ Celebrates Jewish Food, Family Trees

‘Roots’ Celebrates Jewish Food, Family Trees

Julia Peterson, Production editor
February 17
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...

Open Mic Night Centers Immigrant Narratives

Open Mic Night Centers Immigrant Narratives

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
February 10
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...

Questions of Constitution, Morality Explored in Sagal’s Denial

Questions of Constitution, Morality Explored in Sagal’s Denial

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
February 3
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Denial, by Peter Sagal, offers more questions than clarity in its portrayal of the necessity and limitations of the First Amendment. The play, which opened yesterday at Hall Auditorium, centers on the interactions between Jewish ACLU lawyer Abigail Gersten (College sophomore Marina Schwadron), and her ...

Music Activism Makes Waves at Oberlin, Beyond

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
December 9
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Since the founding of Oberlin Conservatory in 1865, music has been one of the Oberlin community’s most powerful attributes. Now, with sociopolitical tensions from Standing Rock, ND, to the White House coming to a head, music stands to join both faculty-led and student organized conversations and movements...

Beder’s “Composed” Sheds Light on Stage Fright

Beder’s “Composed” Sheds Light on Stage Fright

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
December 2
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Composed, a new documentary by John Beder, features interviews with professional musicians exploring their experiences with being affected by and coping with performance anxiety. The film had a screening at the Apollo Theatre on Wednesday night, followed by a panel discussion with Beder and Conservato...

OMTA Looks from Stage to Stars in “Fly By Night”

OMTA Looks from Stage to Stars in “Fly By Night”

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
November 18
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Oberlin Musical Theatre Association’s rendition of the 2014 Off- Broadway musical Fly By Night raises questions of cosmic significance and the vicissitudes of fate. The production will take place in Wilder Main Space this weekend. The play’s narrative centers on Harold, a New York City sandwich ma...

“Neighborhood 3” Probes Technological, Generational Disconnect

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
November 11
Filed under ARTS, Features, Theater & Film

The Oberlin Student Theater Association opened its three-day run of Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, a play set in a world where the line between a zombie-infested video game and real-life suburbia blurs, in Wilder Main Space Thursday night. The play follows the in-game interactions between numerous cha...

Halloween Burlesque Treats Audience, Bodies with Respect

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
November 4
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Theater & Film

The Oberlin Burlesque Halloween-themed performance was a treat — quite literally, since the show opened with the audience being pelted by candy. The team took the stage in front of a packed ’Sco at 10 p.m. Monday to deliver a performance that both capitalized on the evening’s spooky theme and cel...

AMAM’s “Conversations” Explores Asian Artistic Influence

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
October 28
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

The Allen’s newest exhibit, Conversations: Past and Present in Asia and America challenges the popular assumption that art embodies a strict chronological progression from past to present and influence to influenced. To Curator of Asian Art Kevin Greenwood, it is a much more active process of cultural ...

Bechdel Returns to Oberlin to Talk “Fun Home”

Bechdel Returns to Oberlin to Talk “Fun Home”

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
October 7
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Editor's note: This article contains mentions of suicide as well as spoilers for the graphic novel and musical Fun Home. Of all the brilliant lines from Fun Home, the stage musical based on the autobiographical graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, OC ’81, one in particular might resonate with Oberlin s...

Monika Herzig Workshop Addresses Gender Disparities in Jazz

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
September 30
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Despite the fact that the Conservatory itself has enrolled around 45 percent women in its classes over the past five years, the Jazz department reached a peak of 14.2 percent women in 2015. The number of female Jazz majors in the department is often in the single digits—a discrepancy that has not ...

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