The Oberlin Review

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...

Education, Dialogue Needed to Address Gendered Violence

Colin Roshak

April 13, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Commentary, OPINIONS

Editor’s note: This article contains discussion of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Around this time last year, while walking through the Conservatory after class, I came across a note taped to the wall. The note, scribbled messily across a standard 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, accused a Conserv...

Audrey Horning, Anthropologist

Audrey Horning, Anthropologist

Christian Bolles, Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2018


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Audrey Horning is an Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the College of William & Mary. Her career has spanned from the directorship of an archaeological dig at the colonial site of Jamestown to extensive work studying and chronicling the relationship between culture and conf...

“Sign: A Silent Film” Speaks to Experiences of Deaf Community

Kate Fishman, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Editor’s note: This article contains mentions of intimate partner violence. A love story without spoken dialogue, Adam Wachter’s Sign: A Silent Film follows two men named Aaron and Ben as they navigate their relationship through fights and celebrations. The film has a particular focus on their comm...

“Tap Project” Explores History of Tap Dance

“Tap Project” Explores History of Tap Dance

Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Dance

Chandler Browne’s senior capstone The Tap Project is a documentary play about the oral history of tap dancing, especially in Black and American contexts. A part of the Posse Foundation’s “Posse 8” Program — outstanding, diverse high school students recruited to study at Oberlin — Browne...

Students Shine in Colors of Rhythm

Students Shine in Colors of Rhythm

Text by Victoria Albacete and Kendall Mahavier, Production Editors

April 13, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Features

Student Dance Showcase Provides Space for Diversity

Victoria Albacete, Production Manager

April 13, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Dance

It’s hard to believe that Oberlin’s Student Dance Showcase first appeared only six years ago, given the campus staple it has since become. Now one of the most well-attended student dance performances each semester, the showcase — which will present its spring 2018 iteration this weekend — is a spac...

Spring Back Reimagines Choreography

Kate Fishman, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Dance, Recent Stories

Every year, Oberlin’s Dance department hosts two faculty-directed shows: Fall Forward and Spring Back, which usually play out in a more-or-less traditional program in Warner Main Space. This year’s Spring Back breaks from this mold, as it will have no set stage. Instead, guides will lead audience...

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