The Oberlin Review

Ballet Oberlin Show Reimagines Classic Family Film

Ballet Oberlin Show Reimagines Classic Family Film

Kate Fishman, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Dance, Recent Stories

In the history of Western ballet, some characters stick out as emblematic of the genre — Giselle, Odette and Odile, the nutcracker, to name a few. Then again, some roles — like Hiccup, Toothless, Ruffnut, Tuffnut, and Green Death — have likely never been performed in a ballet until this weekend,...

Crossword: Securities and Exchange

Daniel Markus, Managing Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Crossword

Laura Pérez Olivera, Yerbera & Botanist

Laura Pérez Olivera, Yerbera & Botanist

Interview by Sophie Drukman-Feldstein

December 8, 2017


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Laura Pérez Olivera, a yerbera/botanist and activist with a focus on food justice and environmental racism, came to campus on Saturday to give a talk called “Plantita Platica: Weaving the contemporary (un)documented Oaxaqueña experience with traditional knowledge” as part of the Indigenous Women...

Rabbi Shais Taub Delivers Spiritual Take on Stress, Self-Care

Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Features

In this particularly stressful time of year, various groups on campus are organizing events oriented around self-care, some of which include inviting visiting speakers to bring their perspectives to the topic. On Wednesday, Pittsburgh-based Rabbi Shais Taub was invited to Oberlin by Chabad to offer insi...

OSLAM Poets Present Grand Slam, Select 2018 CUPSI Team

Julia Peterson, Arts & Culture Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, Recent Stories

Poets of OSLAM, the College’s slam poetry team, convened for their biggest performance of the semester, the Grand Slam, in Dye Lecture Hall Saturday night. The Slam, which featured performances from ten student poets, was not only a moment to showcase these poets’ work to the wider student commu...

Nintendo Releases “Animal Crossing” Game for Mobile

Lucy Martin, This Week Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Video Games

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is the latest in Nintendo’s Animal Crossing games — but instead of being for the Nintendo DS, it’s a mobile phone app. It has many similar features to previous games, such as character customization, fishing, and bug catching, but also adds in new elements. The game b...

Emeka Directs Nuanced, Musically-Textured Production of “Bluest Eye”

Emeka Directs Nuanced, Musically-Textured Production of “Bluest Eye”

Julia Peterson, Arts & Culture Editor and Ellis Lane

December 1, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

The Bluest Eye, Lydia Diamond’s stage adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison’s 1970 novel about a young Black girl who prays for blue eyes, opened last night in Hall Auditorium. The production, directed by Associate Professor of Theater and Africana Studies Justin Emeka, OC ’95, is ...

Asian Food Authenticity Panel Challenges White, API Students

Melissa Harris, Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Food, Recent Stories

Asia Night Market, Oberlin’s annual December tradition where students of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage celebrate their culture and cuisine, will take place tomorrow night in the Root Room of Carnegie Building from 6-8 p.m. The event, this year in its sixth iteration, is one of the only collabor...

Nusha Martynuk, Choreographer

Nusha Martynuk, Choreographer

Kate Fishman, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Nusha Martynuk has taught at Oberlin since 1988, when she and her husband, Carter McAdams, joined the dance faculty. She completed her undergraduate degree at Temple University and was a member of Zero Moving Company, the CETA-funded Artists’ Project in NYC, and the Nikolais Dance Theatre. She and...

OINC Showcases Unconventional Improv Performance

Russell Jaffe, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Music

When I went to attend the Oberlin Improvisation and New Music Collective’s latest performance at the Birenbaum Innovation and Performance Space on Wednesday night, I had no idea what to expect. I had never seen the OINC before, and when I thought of improv shows, I imagined fast-paced jokes on a di...

“Heathers” Explores Dark Elements of High School

“Heathers” Explores Dark Elements of High School

Julia Peterson, Arts and Culture Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Editor’s note: This articles contains spoilers for Heathers: The Musical, as well as mention of murder, suicide, homophobia, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence. Heathers: The Musical, the darkly funny teen musical awash with ’80s references and pithy one-liners, opened Nov. 17 in Wilder Main ...

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