The Oberlin Review

Tony-Winning AIDS Epidemic Epic Remains Relevant

Tony-Winning AIDS Epidemic Epic Remains Relevant

Julia Peterson, Arts & Culture Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning two-part play celebrates its 25th anniversary, and the first part of Oberlin’s production opened last night in Hall Auditorium. The play focuses on the interconnected stories of a number of queer...

Education, Dialogue Needed to Address Gendered Violence

Colin Roshak

April 13, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Commentary, OPINIONS

Editor’s note: This article contains discussion of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Around this time last year, while walking through the Conservatory after class, I came across a note taped to the wall. The note, scribbled messily across a standard 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, accused a Conserv...

Audrey Horning, Anthropologist

Audrey Horning, Anthropologist

Christian Bolles, Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2018


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Audrey Horning is an Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the College of William & Mary. Her career has spanned from the directorship of an archaeological dig at the colonial site of Jamestown to extensive work studying and chronicling the relationship between culture and conf...

“Sign: A Silent Film” Speaks to Experiences of Deaf Community

Kate Fishman, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Editor’s note: This article contains mentions of intimate partner violence. A love story without spoken dialogue, Adam Wachter’s Sign: A Silent Film follows two men named Aaron and Ben as they navigate their relationship through fights and celebrations. The film has a particular focus on their comm...

“Tap Project” Explores History of Tap Dance

“Tap Project” Explores History of Tap Dance

Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Dance

Chandler Browne’s senior capstone The Tap Project is a documentary play about the oral history of tap dancing, especially in Black and American contexts. A part of the Posse Foundation’s “Posse 8” Program — outstanding, diverse high school students recruited to study at Oberlin — Browne...

Student Dance Showcase Provides Space for Diversity

Victoria Albacete, Production Manager

April 13, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Dance

It’s hard to believe that Oberlin’s Student Dance Showcase first appeared only six years ago, given the campus staple it has since become. Now one of the most well-attended student dance performances each semester, the showcase — which will present its spring 2018 iteration this weekend — is a spac...

Spring Back Reimagines Choreography

Kate Fishman, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Dance, Recent Stories

Every year, Oberlin’s Dance department hosts two faculty-directed shows: Fall Forward and Spring Back, which usually play out in a more-or-less traditional program in Warner Main Space. This year’s Spring Back breaks from this mold, as it will have no set stage. Instead, guides will lead audience...

Duo Violão Brasil Stages Varied Brazilian Guitar Performance

Duo Violão Brasil Stages Varied Brazilian Guitar Performance

Julia Peterson, Arts & Culture Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

Editor’s note: Quotes attributed to Rogério Souza in this article were translated by Edinho Gerber and Lucas Ashby. Brazilian guitarists and members of Duo Violão Brasil, Rogério Souza and Edinho Gerber, stopped in Oberlin Tuesday night for a performance of Brazilian guitar, or violão, as part ...

Mary Ann Newman, Translator

Mary Ann Newman, Translator

Interview by Sophie Drukman-Feldstein

April 6, 2018


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Acclaimed translator Mary Ann Newman is the executive director of the Farragut Fund for Catalan Culture in the U.S., co-chair of the PEN Translation Committee, a board member of the Catalan Institue of America, and a member of the North American Catalan Society. She translates from Catalan and Spanish and ...

Vikander Falls Short as Lara Croft in “Tomb Raider”

Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers for the Tomb Raider series. After playing Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary and watching Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, it’s safe to say that I’m a superfan of the gun-toting, knife-wielding, acrobatic...

OSlam Prepares for CUPSI Tournament

OSlam Prepares for CUPSI Tournament

Text by Julia Peterson, Arts & Culture Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Features

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