The Oberlin Review

Alum Film CRSHD Screens at Apollo Theater Next Thursday

Carson Dowhan, Senior Staff Writer

May 3, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Theater & Film

Emily Cohn, OC ’17, will present a free screening of her first full-length film, CRSHD, at the Apollo Theatre at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. The event is sponsored by the Cinema Studies department and Alumni Office. CRSHD’s world premiere was April 30 at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York; the...

Talise Campbell, Director of Dance Show “Tracing Our Roots”

Talise Campbell, Director of Dance Show “Tracing Our Roots”

Kate Fishman, Arts & Culture Editor

May 3, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, On the Record

Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Dance Talise Campbell is the director of this weekend’s Oberlin Dance Company show, Tracing Our Roots: A Look Into the Past As We Move Into the Future. The show, which will also includes work from her two other classes this semester, features the Djapo...

“Avengers: Endgame” Rocks the Box Office

Kabir Karamchandani, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Theater & Film

Editor’s Note: This review contains major spoilers for the movie Avengers: Endgame. With a $1.5 billion worldwide gross in its opening week, Avengers: Endgame is undeniably one of the biggest cinematic events in recent history — and perhaps the biggest of all time.  To start, I have to confess to being a Marvel fan. I have w...

Student Organizations Shed Light on Oberlin Protest History with Powerful Projections

Student Organizations Shed Light on Oberlin Protest History with Powerful Projections

Carson Dowhan, Senior Staff Writer

April 26, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Features

Last Thursday night, students and passersby might have noticed a series of protest messages and art projected onto Mudd Center’s East-facing wall. With the help of a 10,000-lumen projector and a generator, the library was shrouded in a spectacle of still images and moving frames depicting the history...

ASA Banquet Highlight of Campus Afropolitan Week

ASA Banquet Highlight of Campus Afropolitan Week

Imani Badillo, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Features

The African Students’ Association adorned the Carnegie Building’s Root Room in purple and gold decorations last Saturday for its annual banquet. The event showcased a vibrant expression of pride in African identity, promoting it as something that is both modern and rooted in tradition. This year’s...

College Juniors Debut “Crystal Bridges,” Zine on LGBTQ Life in Taiwan

College Juniors Debut “Crystal Bridges,” Zine on LGBTQ Life in Taiwan

Jaimie Yue

April 26, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Literature & Poetry

After months of work, College juniors Jenn Lin and Sheng Kao unveiled their new zine, Crystal Bridges, on Monday at a release party held in the Multicultural Resource Center. After being awarded an Oberlin Shansi In-Asia grant this year, the pair traveled to Taipei during Winter Term to document LGBTQ ...

One Song, One City Unites Community Around Music

Roman Broszkowski, Senior Staff Writer

April 26, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Music

In an effort to build stronger bonds between College and city communities, Oberlin’s Yeworkwha Belachew Center for Dialogue and the Office of the Ombudsperson have created a series of music listening and sharing sessions called One Song, One City.  The bi-monthly meetings, which began in March ...

Andrea Lawlor, English Professor, Author, and Poet

Andrea Lawlor, English Professor, Author, and Poet

Kabir Karamchandani, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, On the Record

Author Andrea Lawlor is a visiting lecturer of English at Mount Holyoke College and a fiction editor at Fence magazine. They published a chapbook of poems, Position Papers, in 2016 and their first novel, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl, in 2017. A 2018 finalist for the Lambda Literary and CLMP Firec...

Organ Transplant Crossword

Organ Transplant Crossword

Alex Metz

April 26, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Crossword

The words in the circles have been swapped, transplanted if you will — the clues suggest the original words, but you have to switch the circled letters to complete the puzzle (25 across and 34 down, 5 down and 27 down). ACROSS 1. A dryer sacrifice  5. Essential for the rain 10. Sunday before Easter 14...

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