The Oberlin Review

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...

New Legislation Helps Established Musicians

Carson Dowhan, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Music

There’s been a lot of discussion recently around the impact of streaming music on how artists are compensated for their work, given the overwhelming rise of services like Spotify and Apple Music. In a new development, the Orrin G. Hatch–Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act was signed into effect...

Annika Hansteen-Izora, Poet

Annika Hansteen-Izora, Poet

Gabriel Schneier

November 9, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Arts, On the Record

Annika Hansteen-Izora, OC ’17, returned to Oberlin this past weekend to perform poetry at the Cat in the Cream as the opening act for Porsha Olayiwola. While a first-year at Oberlin, Izora founded OSlam, now one of campus’ most influential organizations, which turned five this year. To quote the ev...

Acrobatic Conundrum Soars OCircus! to New Heights

Teague Harvey

November 9, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Dance, Theater & Film

In 2004, Terry Crane graduated from Oberlin College with a Dance and Environmental Studies major. The following year, he auditioned at École nationale de cirque in Montreal — which is arguably the most famous circus school in the world. He went on to lead a very successful solo aerial rope career,...

Comic

Comic

Claire Wang, Staff Cartoonist

November 9, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Arts Comic

Art Exhibition “Counternarratives” Sparks Conversation on Campus

Art Exhibition “Counternarratives” Sparks Conversation on Campus

Emarie De La Nuez

November 2, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Students walking past Mudd library or the Allen Memorial Art Museum this week may have noticed enlarged markups of The New York Times front pages posted on the buildings’ facades. These works, installed this week by Brooklyn-based artist Alexandra Bell, are meant to showcase the consequences of how...

Editorial: Museum Symposium Presents Opportunity to Evaluate Western Canon at Oberlin, Broader Academia

Editorial: Museum Symposium Presents Opportunity to Evaluate Western Canon at Oberlin, Broader Academia

Kate Fishman and Katie Lucey

November 2, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

A popular misconception in the art world is the belief that classical Greek and Roman sculptures in museums across the world look the way they’re supposed to. Unpainted, bare, and unmistakably white, these sculptures propagate the false notion that ancient artists meant to showcase the ideal human...

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