The Oberlin Review

“Sunset Baby” Captivates Oberlin Audiences

“Sunset Baby” Captivates Oberlin Audiences

Katherine MacPhail, Production Staff Member

September 28, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

A group of Oberlin students and faculty traveled to the Dobama Theatre in Cleveland to see the premiere of Sunset Baby Friday, Sept. 7. The play, which will continue to run through this weekend, was directed by Associate Professor of Theater and Africana Studies Justin Emeka, OC ’95. Emeka worked alongs...

Oberlin Band Blankat to Open for Laura Stevenson

Carson Dowhan

September 28, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Music

Indie folk-rock artist Laura Stevenson will appear at the ’Sco tonight at 10 p.m., featuring Blankat, Oberlin’s very own shoegaze group. Stevenson has been perfecting her craft since 2006, when she released Laura Stevenson: A Record. The album showcases a poignant voice, dynamic percussion, and di...

Autumn at Oberlin: The First Annual TGIF Okt’Scoberfest is Bringing in the New Season

Gwen Gemmell

September 28, 2018


Filed under ARTS

Wilder Bowl will be converted into a biergarten today during the first annual Okt’Scoberfest at TGIF. The event, hosted by the Dionysus Disco, will take place from 4 – 7 p.m. Students on the way to and from class this past week may have noticed a large white tent pitched outside of Mudd library....

Comic

Comic

Claire Wang

September 28, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Arts Comic

On the Record with Oberlin Center for the Arts Executive Director Darren Hamm

On the Record with Oberlin Center for the Arts Executive Director Darren Hamm

Katie Lucey, Arts & Culture Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Darren Hamm currently serves as the executive director of the Oberlin Center for the Arts. The not-for-profit organization was founded in July 2016, with help from both College students and community members. Hamm has been executive director since March 2017. The organization seeks to connect students an...

“Expanded Cinema” Film Screening Challenges Students to Think Beyond Two — Or Perhaps Three — Dimensions

Josh Spielman

September 28, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

The 3D movie fad has declined in the past few years, but it wasn’t long ago that Hollywood studios were aggressively marketing their summer blockbusters in three dimensions. Multiplexes gleefully cashed in on audiences willing to fork over nearly $20 for the sensory spectacles. The cynical commercialism...

Art Rental Sets New Record, Sells Out by 10 a.m.

Art Rental Sets New Record, Sells Out by 10 a.m.

Alice Koeninger

September 21, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Many students were discouraged from participating in the annual Art Rental at the Allen Memorial Art Museum last Saturday when the sign-up list was posted several days earlier than usual. “I think it was annoying that it was put up so early, but the conventions around the whole system are so fuzzy....

Calcagno and Leva Shine in Off-Campus Performance

Calcagno and Leva Shine in Off-Campus Performance

Carson Dowhan

September 21, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Music

It’s not often that Oberlin students venture off campus for music, despite the multitude of local performances happening almost every day. Saturday, though, College junior Riley Calcagno and partner Vivian Leva made a surprise appearance at Riverdog, a quaint outdoor venue a few miles outside campus. Established...

Palm, Julia Julian to Hit ’Sco Stage with Experimental Rock

Kate Fishman, Arts & Culture Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Music

The Philadelphia-based rock band Palm will be returning to Oberlin this weekend to perform at the ’Sco, with student band Julia Julian opening. The show, hosted by the Student Union Programming Committee, promises fresh and innovative music coming to the stage at 10 p.m. tomorrow night. Bridget...

A Little Bit is Better Than None: Teaching Self-Care in Ella Causer’s ExCo, “How to Be David Sedaris Himself”

A Little Bit is Better Than None: Teaching Self-Care in Ella Causer’s ExCo, “How to Be David Sedaris Himself”

Gabriella Spielberg

September 21, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

A love of barn owls shared with a well-known humorist led College sophomore Ella Causer to develop and teach the ExCo “How to Be David Sedaris Himself.” “He’s one of the authors that can make me laugh out loud,” said Causer. She became exposed to Sedaris’ work relatively recently and has...

Emily Barton and Thomas Israel Hopkins, Oberlin’s Newest Creative Writing Faculty

Emily Barton and Thomas Israel Hopkins, Oberlin’s Newest Creative Writing Faculty

Kate Fishman, Arts & Culture Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, On the Record

Professors Emily Barton and Tom Hopkins are the two newest faculty members of Oberlin’s Creative Writing department. Barton is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing — one of the two recently hired tenure-track faculty, the other of whom is Chanda Feldman, who was hired as a visiting as...

Students Bare Innermost Thoughts During Diary Reading Open Mic Night

Students Bare Innermost Thoughts During Diary Reading Open Mic Night

Text by Kate Fishman, Arts & Culture Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

Brave students recited their diary entries aloud to the audience of the Cat in the Cream at the Diary Reading Open Mic last Friday night. The excerpts could be from any time period in their life. Some entries were funny, others emotional; still others were deeply poetic or revealing. Each one was a window...

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