The Oberlin Review

Mourning [A] BLKstar Impresses With Soulful Orientation Show at the Cat in the Cream

Sophia Zandi

September 7, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Music

The Cat in the Cream hosted Mourning [A] BLKstar, a future-soul band from Cleveland, on the first Friday night after orientation. Not sure what to expect, students slowly trickled into the cozy coffeehouse and hesitantly sat on couches near the walls. Although the show started with no line and tentative...

POCKET HAMLET

POCKET HAMLET

Claire Wang

September 7, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Arts Comic

Corner Joint Promises Good Cooking, Less Value

Daniel Markus, Managing Editor

May 11, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Food, Recent Stories

There’s something just shy of presumptuousness in naming a brand new restaurant The Corner Joint — call it confidence, or maybe even swagger. “The corner joint” is a nickname that, at least in my mind, is reserved for the mom-and-pop shops, restaurants that have existed and persisted through good ...

Solarity Sunset Event Takes Over Wilder Bowl

Victoria Albacete, Production Manager and Interviews by Jude Fernandes

May 11, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

The Science Center Atrium, Heisman Field House, North Quad, Mudd parking lot, the Root Room, Wilder Bowl, Hales Gymnasium. What do all these places have in common? They have all hosted various iterations of Solarity, the closest party Oberlin has to a rave. Originally co-sponsored by Solarity coordi...

Chrysanthemum Tran, Performer, Poet, Teaching Artist

Chrysanthemum Tran, Performer, Poet, Teaching Artist

Interview by Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

May 11, 2018


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Chrysanthemum Tran is a transfeminine Vietnamese-American poet, performer, and educator. She is well-known for her role as a teaching artist for the Providence Poetry Slam youth team and becoming the first transfeminine finalist at the Women of the World Poetry Slam in 2016. Her accolades include Slam Cha...

Female, Trans, Femme Dance Group Throws Back with PowerPuff Girls

Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

May 11, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Dance

POC Powerpuff Girls performing hip-hop to the tunes of Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna is the perfect end to a gruelling semester at Oberlin. AndWhat!?, Oberlin’s hip-hop dance group for female, trans and femme identifying students, will be performing their spring show “AndWhat!? Presents: Pow...

“God of War” Wrestles with Violence, Wins

“God of War” Wrestles with Violence, Wins

Christian Bolles, Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Video Games

“Don’t be sorry. Be better.” This harsh lesson, uttered in actor Christopher Judge’s gravelly baritone, can be considered a thesis statement for the excellent God of War, Sony Santa Monica’s latest PlayStation 4 exclusive release and the fifth mainline entry in the controversial series. Som...

“Infinity War” Shatters Expectations, Box Office Records, Hearts

Christian Bolles, Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Editor’s note: This review contains major spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War. You can — and really should — catch it tonight at the Apollo Theatre instead of reading ahead. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Over the course of the previous 18 films, Marvel charted the rise of a cast of super-po...

Varsity Contact Class Highlights Improv Dance in “One Breath”

Kate Fishman, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Dance

Amidst Monday’s rehearsal for Oberlin Dance Company’s upcoming show, College sophomore Georgie Johnson ran up to College junior Gabrielle Ment. Both made a show of a common exercise for starting out lifts in contact improvisation — breathing the arms up and then sweeping them down for momentum ...

Deborah Kamen, Associate Professor of Classics

Deborah Kamen, Associate Professor of Classics

Interview by Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Deborah Kamen is an Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Washington. She is also an adjunct professor in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, and the graduate program coordinator at UW. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Bryn Mawr College; a Master of Studies in Greek History from New...

Ben Franklin Closes Poetry Month with OSlam Reading

Ben Franklin Closes Poetry Month with OSlam Reading

Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

Ben Franklin and MindFair Books hosted a small, intimate poetry reading featuring OSlam poets in their mid-store gazebo Monday. This wasn’t a regular performance with a large crowd and deafening applause, but more personal, as listeners sat beside speakers. The event was evidence of Ben Franklin’s ...

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