The Oberlin Review

Duo Violão Brasil Stages Varied Brazilian Guitar Performance

Duo Violão Brasil Stages Varied Brazilian Guitar Performance

Julia Peterson, Arts & Culture Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

Editor’s note: Quotes attributed to Rogério Souza in this article were translated by Edinho Gerber and Lucas Ashby. Brazilian guitarists and members of Duo Violão Brasil, Rogério Souza and Edinho Gerber, stopped in Oberlin Tuesday night for a performance of Brazilian guitar, or violão, as part ...

Mary Ann Newman, Translator

Mary Ann Newman, Translator

Interview by Sophie Drukman-Feldstein

April 6, 2018


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Acclaimed translator Mary Ann Newman is the executive director of the Farragut Fund for Catalan Culture in the U.S., co-chair of the PEN Translation Committee, a board member of the Catalan Institue of America, and a member of the North American Catalan Society. She translates from Catalan and Spanish and ...

Vikander Falls Short as Lara Croft in “Tomb Raider”

Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers for the Tomb Raider series. After playing Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary and watching Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, it’s safe to say that I’m a superfan of the gun-toting, knife-wielding, acrobatic...

OSlam Prepares for CUPSI Tournament

OSlam Prepares for CUPSI Tournament

Text by Julia Peterson, Arts & Culture Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Features

Blac Rabbit Showcases Delightful Beatles Covers

Blac Rabbit Showcases Delightful Beatles Covers

Kirsten Heuring, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Music

Thanks to the excellent music and good vibes of Blac Rabbit, a self-described psychedelic rock band beloved for their covers of Beatles songs that performed at the Cat in the Cream Wednesday night, all my thoughts about the cold, my homework, and my Cat in the Cream cookie melted away for 45 minutes, r...

THE UNFORTUNATE OWL: Hole

THE UNFORTUNATE OWL: Hole

Paddy McCabe

April 6, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Arts Comic

“Chamber Play” Delivers Performance on Cyclical Abuse

“Chamber Play” Delivers Performance on Cyclical Abuse

Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

March 30, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Editor’s Note: This article contains mention of sexual abuse and trauma. Chamber Play, written by Amanda Faye Martin, is the dark, cryptic story of several characters, particularly Amanda (played by College first-year Sofie Rejto) and Sabina (played by College first-year Anna Aubry), and their exp...

New Pullman Novel Fails to Live Up to Earlier Work

Kirsten Heuring, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

I attended Catholic school for 12 years, and my first act of heresy involved the His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman. A high fantasy series rooted in the tradition of Milton’s Paradise Lost, the trilogy is set in a parallel world dominated by a powerful theocracy that suppresses dissent and...

sam sax, Writer, Performer

sam sax, Writer, Performer

Interview by Kate Fishman, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

sam sax, OC ’09, is the author of four chapbooks and the 2017 poetry book Madness, winner of the National Poetry Series. He is also the poetry editor at BOAAT Press. sax has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, and Lambda Literary. His poems have appeared...

Cooperative Game Will Make Players Long for “A Way Out”

Christian Bolles, Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Video Games

Editor’s note: This review contains light spoilers for Josef Fares’ A Way Out. “If you don’t like it, you can break my legs.” These were the words of Swedish game developer Josef Fares in anticipation of his new title, A Way Out. The two-player cooperative game requires players to work to...

CDS Serves Up Sweet Food Skills Lessons

Julia Peterson, Arts & Culture Editor

March 30, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Food

As many college students know well, it can be difficult to cook for yourself while living in a dorm. This year, students can overcome this challenge by participating in Campus Dining Services’ series of informal classes and tastings. The primary purpose of these events isn’t to give intensive les...

“The Turn Of The Screw” Exemplifies Operatic Horror

“The Turn Of The Screw” Exemplifies Operatic Horror

Kirsten Heuring, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Editor’s note: This article contains discussion of child sexual abuse. “Beware of things that go bump in the night.” According to Associate Professor of Opera Theater and Director Jonathon Field, this is the sentiment that audiences are likely to take away from Oberlin’s production of The T...

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