The Oberlin Review

Litoff Building Already Earns Award

Alexandria Cho, Staff Writer December 11, 2009

The Litoff building — the newest addition to the Conservatory and soon-to-be-home of jazz studies, music history and music theory — is making fast progress in ways that transcend its construction schedule. The...

THE SWALLOW: Meals of Convenience

Amiel Stanek December 11, 2009

As much as I love and cherish long hours in the kitchen — dinner preparation that begins after brunch, an afternoon spent reading beside a simmering Dutch oven — I am no less awed by the grace and...

An Epic Eight-Bit ’Sco Show

Kara Brooks, Staff Writer December 11, 2009

Saturday, Dec. 5 began as a day of no distinguishable significance. It was not Halloween, it was not the first weekend back from a break, nor was it the last Saturday of the semester. It was an ordinary...

Senior Show Explores the Body

Elise Shulman-Reed, Staff Writer December 11, 2009

“We like to abstract the body, in our own ways,” Sook Hyun Jang told me on Dec. 4 at the Fisher Gallery, where College seniors Jang and Kai Altree displayed a number of pieces on this theme in their...

WhiteFlag Project Opens Dialogue

Elise Shulman-Reed, Staff Writer December 11, 2009

Although the Israelis and Palestinians continue to fight in the Middle East, WhiteFlag Project, a musical group composed of both Israelis and Palestinians, showed that music trumps violence during its...

Moffitt Woos Feve Crowd

Will Roane, Staff Writer December 11, 2009

The stars in the Oberlin sky shone brightly onto a chilly South Main Street on Sunday as jazz vocalist Nina Moffitt, OC ’09, set up her amplifier to play a special show with Feveband at The Feve. After...

Intro Shorts Showcase New Talent

Tess Yanisch December 11, 2009

Last weekend, the Theater 101 class put on its showcase, displaying the skills of the enrolled students. According to Matthew Wright, the class’s professor of record, all these actors are first-semester...

The Swallow: A Thing I Ate Last Week

Amiel Stanek, Staff Writer December 4, 2009

Sometimes I worry about this whole thing that I’ve started doing, this thing where I write about the food that I eat and cast these writings out into the world for other people to read. I worry because,...

Crispin Hellion Glover Shows Latest Work

Aaron Botwick December 4, 2009

On Saturday, Nov. 21, Crispin Hellion Glover appeared in West Lecture Hall. The room was pitch-black except for a single red-tinted spotlight on his face. Without introduction, Glover began to present...

OCircus Enacts “The Seven Deadly Sins”

Tess M. Yanisch December 4, 2009

The premise was simple: the Hell Shopping Network was filming a commercial in front of a live studio audience. On Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21, the students in OCircus used that concept to put...

The Art of the Poster

James Hagan, Staff Writer December 4, 2009

As a culture, we are addicted to images. As a school, we are addicted to posters. This is a common phenomenon on many campuses, this particular vehemence with which we revere postering. In Wilder, we...

Aakash Mittal and Feveband Push Jazz Boundaries

Will Roane, Staff Writer December 4, 2009

Under the dim illumination of a bare lightbulb in the corner of the bar upstairs at The Feve on Sunday, Nov. 22, Feveband and special guest saxophonist Aakash Mittal began their first set with an erratic...

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