The Oberlin Review

Jason Dorwart, Director of “Body of Bourne”

Jason Dorwart, Director of “Body of Bourne”

Katherine MacPhail, Arts & Culture Editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, On the Record, Theater & Film, Uncategorized

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Jason Dorwart specializes in theater history, dramaturgy, disability studies, film theory, and improv. He served on the Board of Directors and as an acting company member of the award-winning Phamaly Theatre Company in Denver, which exclusively features actors wi...

DC Turns out Delightful Superhero Comedy with “Shazam!”

Kabir Karamchandani, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Theater & Film

The latest Warner Bros.’ DC Comics film, Shazam!, is a pleasant deviation from their usual darker fare such as Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The cheerful, funny Shazam! is the first DC Extended Universe film to go beyond its role as a superhero action movie — it also serves as...

Crossword

Crossword

Alex Metz

April 12, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Crossword

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Short Film Documents Government Shutdown in Oberlin

Short Film Documents Government Shutdown in Oberlin

Katherine MacPhail, Arts & Culture Editor

April 5, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Theater & Film

In just 12 minutes, the documentary film 35 Days explores the challenges presented by the government shutdown this past January and the Oberlin community’s response. The film shows the perspectives of local air traffic controllers who worked without pay and Oberlin Community Services staff who cont...

Bringing Gothic Thrillers Back, “Us” Breaks Box Office

Ananya Gupta, Managing Editor

April 5, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Theater & Film

Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers of the movie Us.  Jordan Peele’s Us is a gripping horror film that dabbles in a variety of uncanny, terror-inducing devices — doppelgängers, scientific experiments gone wrong, and darkly creative scenes of pursuit, stabbing, and bloodshed.  Th...

Oberlin’s Friendship Festival Celebrates 10th Year

Jaimie Yue

April 5, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Features

Oberlin’s annual Friendship Festival, now in its 10th year, will take place this Monday in Wilder Main Space. Featuring crafts, guest speakers, free food from Aladdin’s, and raffle prizes, the event is sponsored by the Oberlin Friendship Circle. It comes out of of 12 years of friendship studies at...

“Songs From My Mother’s Seashore” Celebrates Black Trans Woman Love

“Songs From My Mother’s Seashore” Celebrates Black Trans Woman Love

Aly Fogel

April 5, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Theater & Film

A woman in white and gold walks on stage, caressing a framed portrait of a Black woman shrouded in white cloth who stares defiantly at the viewer with one breast exposed. Over the sound of gentle waves in the distance, she wonders aloud, “If God were to stand before us, would we recognize her magnificence?” Songs fr...

Eli Conley OC ’08, Queer Activist and Musician

Eli Conley OC ’08, Queer Activist and Musician

Carson Dowhan, Senior Staff Writer

April 5, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Music, On the Record

As an activist, educator, and musician, Eli Conley, OC ’08, is making strides in the Bay Area by cultivating spaces for free expression of gender and sexuality. A 2008 graduate of Oberlin College, with a major in Comparative American Studies, he is now the founder of Queer Country West Coast, a co...

First Church Celebrates Pete Seeger, Folk Musician and Activist

Roman Broszkowski, Senior Staff Writer

April 5, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Music

Community members celebrated the 100th birthday of famed folk musician and activist Pete Seeger with a concert and fundraiser at the First Church in Oberlin, United Church of Christ last Thursday, March 28. Annie Patterson and Charlie King, longtime friends of Seeger, performed songs inspired by Seeger’s...

Comic

Comic

Clair Wang, Staff Cartoonist

April 5, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Arts Comic

Crossword Answers

Crossword Answers

Alex Metz

April 5, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Crossword

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