The Oberlin Review

Flamenco Symposium Dances Through Oberlin

Flamenco Symposium Dances Through Oberlin

Olivia Guerriero

March 15, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Dance, Recent Stories

Oberlin’s first-ever Flamenco Symposium is taking place on campus this week. The program brings international flamenco artists to Oberlin for performances and discussions covering traditional, experimental, and interdisciplinary flamenco in the United States.  The week-long symposium kicked off last Wednes...

Visiting Jazz Pianist and Composer Blurs Musical Categories

Matei Predescu

March 15, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Music

Last week, the Conservatory’s Performance & Improvisation program hosted Venezuelan-born jazz pianist and composer Luis Perdomo in a residency which brought his original compositions to the student-led PI ensembles as part of the Conservatory’s Artist Recital Series. The residency culminated...

Poet Alyesha Wise Performs at Cat in the Cream

Poet Alyesha Wise Performs at Cat in the Cream

Kate Fishman and Lu Zucker

March 15, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Literature & Poetry

Students jumped to their feet at the end of Alyesha Wise’s performance last Sunday night at the Cat in the Cream. Wise’s work as a poet and teaching artist has taken her from her hometown of Camden, NJ, to Philadelphia, and now to Los Angeles, where she currently resides. She is the cofounder of...

Student Production “Same Same” Premieres at Cat in the Cream

Student Production “Same Same” Premieres at Cat in the Cream

Carson Dowhan, Senior Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Theater & Film

This weekend College senior Hanna Shykind will debut an intimate and honest presentation of her experiences growing up in the Middle East. Her original cabaret performance Same Same tells a story of adaptation and how Shykind coped with loneliness in a foreign place. Although Shykind’s circumstances were a...

Ed Helms, OC ’96, Comedian, Actor, Trustee

Ed Helms, OC ’96, Comedian, Actor, Trustee

Sydney Allen and Nathan Carpenter

March 15, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Comedy, On the Record

Ed Helms, OC ’96, is a renowned comedian and actor, and is a member of Oberlin’s Board of Trustees. He is best known for his work on the American hit TV show The Office, his recurring roles on The Daily Show, his role in The Hangover trilogy, and his voiceover work in films like The Lorax and Capt...

Comic

Comic

Clair Wang, Staff Cartoonist

March 15, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Arts Comic

Crossword

Crossword

Alex Metz

March 15, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Crossword

 ACROSS  1 Cherokee name meaning ‘myself’ 4 One who teaches the Torah 9 Combustion engine component 12 Garden dweller  13 Actor Chris of The IT Crowd  14 Un-rigid 16 A funny ____  17 Ah’s companion 18 Most common English letter 19 The person Moby Dick takes a bite...

Captain Marvel: A Solid Superhero Movie, But Nothing More

Captain Marvel: A Solid Superhero Movie, But Nothing More

Kabir Karamchandani, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Theater & Film

As a die-hard Marvel fan and a general superhero buff, I was more than merely excited to see the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first female superhero-led movie. Yet, perhaps spoiled by last year’s Black Panther, I was somewhat disappointed by the movie. Captain Marvel is a fine film, and a much-ne...

“Daily Show” Comic, Students Perform in Finney

“Daily Show” Comic, Students Perform in Finney

Roman Broszkowski, Senior Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Comedy

Close to 800 students filled the pews of Finney Chapel last Saturday to watch a highly-anticipated stand-up comedy performance by comedian Jaboukie Young-White. The event also featured student comedians as openers for Young-White.  College senior and Program Board member Kira Felsenfeld, who pitched ...

Catrina’s Food Review: New Mexican Eatery Opens in Oberlin

Catrina’s Food Review: New Mexican Eatery Opens in Oberlin

Ananya Gupta, Managing Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Food

An Indian and a Pakistani walked along West College Street last Thursday, terrified that within the next few hours we would hear terrible news regarding escalating military tension from our South Asian borders. We decided the best way to deal with this fear was to share a meal at Catrina’s Tacos y...

Empathy Café Facilitates Student Communication

Empathy Café Facilitates Student Communication

Katherine MacPhail, Arts & Culture Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Features

Empathy Café is an initiative of the Yeworkwha Belachew Center for Dialogue, designed to help students develop positive communication skills. The program was started last year, and grew out of the YBCD’s drop-in hours after staff members recognized the need for more programs that help people practice...

Jonas Brothers Back in Spotlight After Five-Year Hiatus

Carson Dowhan, Senior Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Music

Millennials around the world were in for a shocking surprise this month as the Jonas Brothers — one of the premier boy bands of the 2000s — released their first single in six years.  “Sucker,” released on March 1 has garnered worldwide attention, propelled the trio back into the spotlight...

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