The Oberlin Review

Solarity’s Neon Garden Presents Eye-Popping, Seizure-Inducing Blacklight Spectacle

Sarp Yavuz, Staff Writer

May 6, 2011

For many, Neon Garden began at 8 p.m. Saturday night in a very long line in front of the Science Center. Scheduled to begin at 10 p.m., the event’s pre-sale tickets had been sold out a week before, and countless Obies wanted to get the remaining 150 tickets at the door. The exact nature of the ticket...

OCircus! Leaps Back to the Future with Time Travel Show

OCircus! Leaps Back to the Future with Time Travel Show

Eva Sachs, Staff Writer

May 6, 2011

ountless children have dreamed of running away to the circus, but what about time traveling away? Last weekend, College first-years Annie Minette and William Passannante and College junior Daniella Sanchez did just that before excited audiences in A Circus in Time, OCircus!’s spring show. The tri...

Frank Lloyd Wright House Hosts Multimedia Extravaganza With Tristan Perich Exhibit

Abby Hawkins and Meghan Farnsworth

May 6, 2011

The Frank Lloyd Wright Weltzheimer/Johnson House, Oberlin's modernist architectural gem located on Morgan Street, played host to a multi-sensory artistic spectacle on April 29 with an exhibition of the works of Tristan Perich, a New York-based artist and composer. While his compositions, duets written...

On the Record: John Kander OC ’51

EJ Dickson and Dan Stein

May 6, 2011

If you’re ever in the unenviable position of talking to musical theater nerds and the conversation stalls, mention the name John Kander, OC ’51, and watch their faces light up like the Shubert Theater marquee, raving about how Kander — one half of Kander and Ebb, the songwriting duo responsible...

Senior Recital Review: Orenstein Scores Scary Movie Classic

Senior Recital Review: Orenstein Scores Scary Movie Classic

Lizzie Conner, Staff Writer

May 6, 2011

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is still a quirky horror movie from the 1920s, but as of Sunday, May 1, it is no longer silent. For his senior recital, double-degree fifth-year Matt Orenstein fulfilled his long-time “pipe dream” of composing a score for the entire 70-minute German Expressionist...

Spoken Word Performances Captivate

Kif Leswig, Staff Writer

April 29, 2011

Last week, the ’Sco played host to two outside Slam Poets. On April 21, Climbing Poe Tree introduced themselves as activists. Naima and Alixa, the two members of Brooklyn-based duo, draw inspiration from the urban problems of a 21st-century world. Climbing Poe Tree recite furiously physical poems about...

Ionesco’s The Chairs Features Stellar Lineup of IKEA All-Stars

EJ Dickson, Arts Editor

April 29, 2011

Among the list of student grievances against Oberlin — the brutal weather, the lack of off-campus housing, the preponderance of the term “problematic” in classroom discussions — chief among these gripes is the lack of diversity on campus. Yet the cast of The Chairs, College senior Moze Halperin...

Dance Review Overlooks Diversity

Nusha Martynuk

April 29, 2011

To the Editors: The review of the Spring Back dance concert by Claire Petras [The Oberlin Review, April 25] ended with this quote: “… hopefully in the future, the Oberlin dance department will be more willing to step out of the limiting prescriptions of modern dance and prominently feature even...

Modern Music Guild Brings Noise to the Masses

Adrian Rew

April 29, 2011

The past two weeks have been packed with activity for fans of experimental music in Oberlin. In addition to shows sponsored by Concert Board and numerous student recitals, April has featured the lone two offerings of a lesser-known student organization: the Modern Music Guild. Started by Conservatory...

Nostalgia 1950’s Edition: Looking Good Never Goes Out of Style

Liv Combe, News Editor

April 29, 2011

Dior’s launch of the New Look shaped the fashion of the late 1940s. Dior himself failed to realize, however, just how influential his collection of nipped-waist dresses would prove. Shortly after its release, the early 1950s fashionable set wore nothing but Dior’s trademark hourglass shape, and other...

James Ehnes Has Some Professional Fun

Meghan Farnsworth, Staff Writer

April 29, 2011

To kick off his performance as part of the Artist Recital Series, violinist James Ehnes greeted Finney Chapel’s audience with calmness and quiet charm. As he walked onstage with pianist and colleague Orion Weiss, Ehnes stopped in front of the piano, bowed and threw the audience a boyishly elegant smile....

“Imprinted Legacies” Takes on Family History

“Imprinted Legacies” Takes on Family History

Sarp Yavuz, Staff Writer

April 29, 2011

“They used to call me chop-suey in Hawaii whenever I went there with my family,” said College senior Claire Stepherson, explaining the first part of her artist statement. “My skin would get really dark, and my hair would be really light.” Hidden in the back room of the FAVA Gallery, students...

Established 1874.