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The Oberlin Review

Community Gathers For Feve Meal Dedicated to Nepali Support

Vida Weisblum, Editor-in-Chief
December 9, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features

Patrons enjoy Nepali food on the first floor of the Feve as part of a fundraiser led by Students United for Nepal. Participants enjoyed Nepali music and meals Tuesday from 9–11 p.m. in an effort to raise money to build classrooms in Nepal. A portion of each guest’s bill was donated to Nepal’s ...

On the Record with Kazim Ali, Associate Professor

On the Record with Kazim Ali, Associate Professor

Vida Weisblum, Editor-in-Chief
November 18, 2016
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Oberlin’s own Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Comparative Literature Kazim Ali’s new book Uncle Sharif ’s Life in Music made its official release Tuesday. A poet, novelist, essayist and translator, Ali’s writing has appeared in prestigious publications such as The American Poetry ...

Complex Questions Drive Choreography at Intimate Fall Forward

Vida Weisblum, Editor-in-Chief
November 4, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Dance

Last night commenced Fall Forward, the Dance department’s premiere production that takes place every November. In past iterations, Fall Forward has boasted lengthy setlists with large group pieces, but this year, under Professor Carter McAdams’ direction, the show will include smaller works by just...

On the Record with Artist Christi Birchfield

On the Record with Artist Christi Birchfield

Interview by Vida Weisblum, Editor-in-Chief
October 28, 2016
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

This past Wednesday, 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship award-winning artist Christi Birchfield visited Oberlin for a talk about her work as a multimedia artist with a passion for printmaking. Having received her BFA in printmaking from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA in visual art at Columbia ...

On the Record with Peter Coviello

Vida Weisblum, Editor-in-Chief
October 7, 2016
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

A professor of English at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Peter Coviello specializes in 19th-century American literature and queer studies and formerly served as Chair of the departments of English, Africana Studies and Gay and Lesbian Studies at Bowdoin College. Coviello recently penned Tomorrow...

Feature Photo: Student Composers Concert

Feature Photo: Student Composers Concert

Vida Weisblum, Managing Editor
April 8, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music

Conservatory senior Alex Tasker plays the didgeridoo, an indigenous Australian instrument, as part of an original eight-minute-long TIMARA composition by Conservatory senior Hunter Brown. The piece, “Bent and Blunted,” was included in the Student Composers Concert that took place in Warner Concert...

Askin Avoids Clichés in 30 Score

Vida Weisblum, Managing Editor
March 11, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, Theater & Film

College sophomore JD Askin spends most of his time in his dorm room — a cozy nook in South with a red rug, a keyboard, rainbow water speakers, a lone strand of multicolored Christmas lights and not much else. Askin, a New York City native and resident of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, is a primarily...

Feature Photo: Guerrilla Girls

Feature Photo: Guerrilla Girls

Vida Weisblum, Managing Editor
December 11, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Two “broads” of Guerrilla Girls Broadband, a sister organization to the group of women known as Guerrilla Girls, address an audience of largely Studio Art and Art History majors and student activists at a talk in Wilder Hall on Tuesday. Founded in 1985, the Guerrilla Girls’ goal has always been...

Feature Photo: Nature Revealed

Feature Photo: Nature Revealed

Vida Weisblum, Managing editor
October 2, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Through Nov. 8, the gallery at Firelands Association for the Visual Arts will display papercut art by regional artist Julie Friedman. Founded in 1979, the nonprofit organization located in the heart of Oberlin strives to enhance accessibility to the visual arts by holding various art exhibitions and...

Feature Photo: OSlam

Feature Photo: OSlam

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
May 8, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry

College sophomore Annika Hansteen Izora passionately delivers a spoken word poem at OSlam’s final slam showcase. The showcase was a cumulative display of all the hard work that OSlam members have invested in creating a repertoire of moving, powerful poetry. Poets reprised old favorites and presented...

Feature Photo: Spring Back

Feature Photo: Spring Back

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
April 17, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Recent Stories

Dancers Leah Newman, College sophomore, Alana Reibstein, College junior, and Jesse Wiener, College senior, slide across Warner Main’s beloved wooden floor while emitting tired sighs in a stunning dance choreographed by College senior Ellen Askonas. Her piece, a bright highlight of the program, appeared...

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