The Oberlin Review

Leo Blanco Fills Hole of Conservatory Jazz Master Classes

September 30, 2011

What came as a surprise last Friday night should not have. After all, Oberlin has a history of showing resistance in the face of persecution, especially that based on racial and gender biases. Sadly, this...

Kevin Smith’s New Horror Movie Is Thoroughly Mediocre: No One Is Shocked

September 30, 2011

“It’s gonna get, ah… grown-up in here.” So speaks psychotic preacher Reverend Abin Cooper (Michael Parks) before unleashing a whole lot of backwoods fundamentalist horror upon three unsuspecting...

We All Scream Pt. 2: Cowhaus, New Cone on the Block

Moo-ve Over Yesterday's: The delicious varieties offered at Cowhaus Creamery prove better than those offered elsewhere.
September 23, 2011

Last week I sampled both Yesterday’s and Gibson’s ice cream flavors with the hope of choosing a winner. No clear champion emerged, but with the opening of Cowhaus Creamery on Friday, Sept. 16, Oberlin’s...

Breathe in, Breathe out

September 23, 2011

Three weeks into the new semester means that there have already been some major assignments due in our classes, and I think we can safely say that our old friend Stress has begun to rear his ugly head....

Contagion Equal Parts Traumatic and Titillating

September 23, 2011

Do not go see Contagion. Yes, it has an all-star cast that delivers, an illegal-download-worthy soundtrack, an excellent script, fluid editing and seemingly accurate science to back up the plot. However,...

3 Door Studios Invigorates Town’s Art Scene

September 23, 2011

You can find the 3 Door Studios art collective located in the old, Victorian-style house on 121 South Main Street. In the year since renovation began, 3 Door's five resident artists have transformed the...

Nostalgia: Looking Good Never Goes Out of Style – 1990s

September 23, 2011

The Rachel. Flannel. Oversized dirty jeans. Babydoll dresses. White Keds. Bellybutton piercings and bare midriffs. Ah, the stuff of the 1990s.  It’s hard to put a finger on what exactly defined the...

Slam Poet Anis Mojgani Inspires, Awes Fans

September 23, 2011

Several student poets warmed up the stage for Anis. First was College senior Ryan Magiera, who performed a piece that zigzagged between humor and despair. Next, College junior Lexie Bean did a poem about...

Art Lovers Warm Cold Courtyard

Walking the Line
After a long night of camping, smiling students wait for their chance to choose the works that they'll rent from the Allen Memorial museum for the semester.
September 23, 2011

Not many college students can have a Miró hanging in their dorm room for $5 per semester. At Oberlin, we get the opportunity every semester. The Allen Memorial Art Museum held its biannual art rental...

Vieux Farka Touré Mesmerizes the ’Sco

September 16, 2011

Amid the outburst of his audience, guitarist and singer Vieux Farka Touré (French for “Old Farka Touré”), son of popular musician Ali Farka Touré, was quiet and serene as he began to strum his guitar...

We All Scream Pt. 1: The Best and Worst Ice Cream Flavors in Oberlin

September 16, 2011

Oberlin’s two ice cream mainstays, Gibson’s and Yesterdays, offer the community over 40 ice cream flavors. This weekend, Cowhaus Creamery, a new ice cream shop next to Slow Train Cafe, will open, pushing...

Get to Know Cleveland — It Doesn’t Bite

September 16, 2011

Without the North Star of a hip, über-liberal metropolis to attract the mostly urban and suburban clientele of Oberlin College, students often have trouble navigating what is culturally available beyond...

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