The Oberlin Review

Experimental Arts Films Screened in Conjunction with AIDS Talk

Experimental Arts Films Screened in Conjunction with AIDS Talk

Josh Spielman, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Theater & Film

What do surgery footage, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, hardcore pornography, and paint have in common? Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History James Hansen ran all of them through his personal Super 8mm film projector on Tuesday in a presentation of seven original films ...

Homer Is Where the Heart Is

Homer Is Where the Heart Is

Claire Wang, Staff Cartoonist

November 30, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Arts Comic

Cover Band Showcase Sells Out During Parents’ Weekend

Cover Band Showcase Sells Out During Parents’ Weekend

Carson Dowhan, Senior Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Music

WOBC’s popular Cover Band Showcase returned to the ’Sco last Friday to kick off Parents and Family Weekend. Students and parents alike filled the venue to maximum capacity to enjoy live music and familiar tunes. Those with drinks in hand carefully maneuvered through the packed crowd, cautious of...

Instagram Account Highlights POC Fashion on Campus

Instagram Account Highlights POC Fashion on Campus

Imani Badillo, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Features

Oberlin Spectrum has been filling Instagram feeds with looks from POC since November 2017, with the goal of providing a fashionable safe space for students of color. Originally a personal project, the page has grown exponentially in recent months. The creators have introduced submissions, broadened their...

Senior Dance Students Impress with Creative Performances

Senior Dance Students Impress with Creative Performances

Teague Harvey

November 16, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Dance

This past weekend saw the presentation of incredible senior shows from two Dance majors. I sat down with Tian Yoon Teh to talk about Embrace Me: A Dance Opera, and will share my personal perspective from working tech on Teddy Ment’s Nova. To create Embrace Me, the first of the evening’s shows, Y...

“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” to Run This Weekend

Katherine MacPhail, Production Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Theater & Film

An Oberlin Musical Theater Association production of the musical comedy You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, inspired by Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic serial and written by Clark Gesner, goes up Thursday, Nov. 15 through Saturday, Nov. 17 in Wilder Main. The musical brings the funny and existenti...

Blas Falconer, Poet

Blas Falconer, Poet

Kate Fishman, Arts and Culture Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Arts, On the Record

Blas Falconer is a queer Latinx poet and editor who came to Oberlin to read from his new book, Forgive the Body This Failure, on Thursday, Nov. 15. Falconer teaches in the MFA program at San Diego State University. His other published works are The Foundling Wheel, A Question of Gravity and Light, a...

Multimedia Professor’s Work Explores Sending Art Into Space

Multimedia Professor’s Work Explores Sending Art Into Space

Gabe Schneier

November 16, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Visual Art

Parents and students filed into Finney Chapel for a lecture by Associate Professor of Integrated Media Julia Christensen this past Friday. In addition to discussing her artwork, which is focused on the intersection of art, science, and technology, Christensen spoke about her consulting work with NASA,...

Comic

Comic

Claire Wang, Staff Cartoonist

November 16, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Arts Comic

“The Glass Menagerie” Set to Open Next Weekend

“The Glass Menagerie” Set to Open Next Weekend

Katherine MacPhail

November 9, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Glass is fragile, and yet — when it shatters — it cuts deep and leaves behind scars that often refuse to fade with time. Glass allows us to see through walls and reflect on our appearances, but also distorts light and inhibits us from truly seeing things as they are. Memory works in much the same...

Scuffles Between Musicians and Politicians Highlight National Divide

Levi Dayan

November 9, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Music

Another election season means, as always, another round of politicians being told to stop using artists’ music without permission. Most recently, Pharrell Williams issued a cease and desist letter to President Trump after rally organizers used his song “Happy” at a campaign event in Indiana. In...

Oberlin Opera Honors Bernstein

Oberlin Opera Honors Bernstein

Delaney Kelly

November 9, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Music, Theater & Film

The Oberlin Opera Theater’s A Salute to Leonard Bernstein opens this week as a centennial celebration of the late composer’s birthday. Act 1 features the opera Trouble in Tahiti, a satire on married life and the false promise of American consumerism in the 20th century. It centers around Sam and...

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