The Oberlin Review

After Ashley Examines Sex and Violence in Media

Abby Hawkins, Staff Writer

April 29, 2011

Gina Gionfriddo’s After Ashley, directed by College senior Jenny Gaeng, opens with a conversation between Ashley Hammond, brought vivaciously to life by College sophomore Lizzie Parmenter, and her 14-year-old son Justin, portrayed by College junior Andy Sold, in their living room as they idly wat...

Chamber Orchestra Performs Copland, Ettinger and Beethoven

Hannah Selin, Staff Writer

April 22, 2011

Last Tuesday evening, visiting conductor Mark Russell Smith conducted the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra in an exuberant program that sandwiched Conservatory senior Kate Ettinger's pieceCaedo, Caedere between two time-honored classics: Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring and Beethoven's Seventh Symphony....

Senior TIMARA Recital: In “My Little Daemon,” Singer Stages His Own Nightmare Before Christmas

Senior TIMARA Recital: In “My Little Daemon,” Singer Stages His Own Nightmare Before Christmas

Kara Brooks, Staff Writer

April 22, 2011

“What would Christmas be like from a demon's point of view?” This was the poignant question posed by Conservatory senior Calder Singer’s Senior TIMARA Recital. The answer: from a demon’s point of view, Christmas would be a torturous experience. Singer’s piece, titled My Little Daemon, set the ...

Once Removed Plays With Identity, Memory, Jars of Condoms

Alex La Ferla, Staff Writer

April 22, 2011

Last Friday, Fischer Gallery played host to Once Removed, a show by College seniors Emma Louise Rodriguez and Rose Hermalin that turned out to be yet another solid Senior Studio partnership. On its surface, the show appeared to display the artists’ radically divergent approaches; however, the ...

Breathe Owl Breathe Brings Silly Sincerity to the Cat

Lizzie Conner, Staff Writer

April 22, 2011

The night started off rough, with feedback issues followed by a dead DI box followed by a broken monitor. These minor technical issues aside, Michigan folk act Breathe Owl Breathe nonetheless managed to pull off a wonderfully entertaining show at the Cat in the Cream last Wednesday, April 13. As soon...

Spring Back Concert Teeters Toward Sameness

Claire Petras, Staff Writer

April 22, 2011

“What was your favorite piece?” This was the question I asked my classmates after attending the Spring Back dance concert last weekend. Surprisingly, the response to this query was quite uniform, with most citing either College first-year Jess Gersony’s tap piece Heartbeats or visiting assistan...

Photography Professor, Pipo Nguyen-duy, Awarded Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

Linus Ignatius, Staff Writer

April 22, 2011

This month, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation officially named Oberlin professor of studio art and photography Pipo Nguyen-duy a fellow in the creative arts. Selected from thousands of applicants, Nguyen-duy is one of 180 recipients of the 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship. The Foundation awar...

Nostalgia: A Column About Vintage Fashion

Liv Combe, News Editor

April 22, 2011

After the frugality of the Great Depression ended, American women could finally afford to buy clothes again. This meant that they could splurge on clothes that used more fabric than necessary: Though small, details like gathers, decorative pockets and pleats were signs of luxury and freedom. This came...

Senior Studio/TIMARA Recital: Takahashi Bangs Things Against Things, Among Other Things

Senior Studio/TIMARA Recital: Takahashi Bangs Things Against Things, Among Other Things

Jimmy Hagan, Arts Editor

April 22, 2011

On NPR a few years back, Thom Yorke of Radiohead explained the value of electronic music. Unlike strumming a guitar, he argued, sound played electronically doesn’t have to be decoded, re-understood and retransmitted electronically. It plays in its original form directly out of the speakers. What Yorke...

On the Record: Author Sara Marcus OC ’99

Beatrice Rothbaum, Editor-In-Chief

April 22, 2011

Can you tell me a little about what inspired you to write Girls To The Front? I was inspired to write it because riot grrrl had been this incredibly formative thing for me in my life, and I felt like the story was getting lost and only certain parts of it were surviving and other parts of it wer...

Musician Profile: Jazz Pianist Nicki Adams

Meghan Farnsworth

April 15, 2011

“Oh, I’ve got a huge outie,” Conservatory senior Nicholas “Nicki” Adams laughs as he stands by the piano. “Have you heard of the belly button snatcher? Yeah, I read about him once when I was a kid, and I was so scared of him. He would snatch belly buttons!” With his bright, generous...

Translation Symposium Stuns Monolingual Obies

Kif Leswing

April 15, 2011

Jed Deppman, head of the Comparative Literature department and organizer of Oberlin’s Ninth Annual Translation Symposium, introduced the symposium by declaring the act of translation as a “serious countercultural force.” On Thursday, April 7 in King 106, Deppman started the symposium by anno...

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