The Oberlin Review

Bollywood Film Gets “Ugly” at Apollo

Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Editor’s Note: This film and article contain mentions and instances of violence, third-degree torture, police brutality, suicide, rape of a minor, sex-trafficking, and molestation. This article contains spoilers for the film Ugly. Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly takes the audience past the veneer of Bollywoo...

“The Book of Jessica” Showcases Refreshing Look at College Years

Kate Fishman, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Early this semester, College senior Jessica Toltzis and sophomore Casey Labbate reached out to the Athletics department with a perfectly normal request: a working treadmill, for a one-woman show. “I don’t know of any other show in America where there’s a person running on a treadmill,” Tolt...

Lord Huron Launches Sound Skyward in “Vide Noir”

Christian Bolles, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Music

Editor’s note: This review mentions death and suicide. Imagine an oversaturated ’60s television screen broadcasting a garbled advertisement for the services of a fortune teller. This approximates the feeling of listening to Lord Huron’s latest album, Vide Noir. This is not an analogy pulled from ...

KOREO Breaks It Down Once More

KOREO Breaks It Down Once More

Text by Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Features

OMTA Musical Merrily Rolls Along with New Production

OMTA Musical Merrily Rolls Along with New Production

Kate Fishman, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Oberlin Musical Theater Association is producing Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along as their spring semester musical — a show non-theater enthusiasts may recognize from its charming, dysfunctional portrayal in the recent film Lady Bird. The musical, which will continue into the weekend, is a stor...

Lamar’s Pulitzer Reminds Us There’s More Work to Do

Daniel Markus, Managing Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

There are a lot of things I never thought I would see in my lifetime. Most of them have not happened yet, which is good, because I hate to be wrong — humanity has yet to colonize Mars, time travel has not been invented (thank the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle for that one), and the Cleveland Bro...

Stephanie Wiles, Yale Art Gallery Director

Stephanie Wiles, Yale Art Gallery Director

Interview conducted by Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Stephanie Wiles, currently the Richard J. Schwartz Director of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, has been appointed the Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery, beginning in July. She has spent the last 20 years working at several university museums, includi...

Fairchild Chapel Welcomes Cellist, Composer, Teacher Tomeka Reid

Chloe Falkenheim

April 20, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Music

Tomeka Reid is a Chicago-based jazz cellist whose improvisatory style sits between — and beyond — jazz and classical music. With her debut album Tomeka Reid Quartet available from Thirsty Ear Recordings, she displays her trademark penchant for novelly introducing the cello into musical spaces where...

Season Two of Snicket Just as Grimly Humorous

Lucy Martin This Week Editor and Victoria Albacete Production Manager

April 20, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for season two of the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events. It has been 14 months since we left the Baudelaire orphans anxiously clustered on a bench outside the principal’s office at Prufrock Preparatory School at the end of season one of A S...

Skybar Features Clothesline Project

Skybar Features Clothesline Project

Text by Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Features

Tony-Winning AIDS Epidemic Epic Remains Relevant

Tony-Winning AIDS Epidemic Epic Remains Relevant

Julia Peterson, Arts & Culture Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning two-part play celebrates its 25th anniversary, and the first part of Oberlin’s production opened last night in Hall Auditorium. The play focuses on the interconnected stories of a number of queer...

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