The Oberlin Review

Vel Scott: Chef and Health Advocate

Vel Scott: Chef and Health Advocate

Nathan Carpenter and Janet Fiskio

February 15, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Food, On the Record

Vel Scott is a food and health advocate based in Cleveland. Her organization, Vel Scott’s Healthy You, facilitates workshops and other trainings in the greater Cleveland area, helping people to understand more about their food, where it comes from, and how to live a healthy lifestyle. She also runs Ve...

’Sco Seniors Reminisce, Appreciate Campus Community Space

’Sco Seniors Reminisce, Appreciate Campus Community Space

Kate Fishman, Arts & Culture Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Music

The Dionysus Disco — or as it is best known, the ’Sco — is one of the most notorious and beloved spaces on Oberlin’s campus. Dionysus was the Greek god of the grape harvest, fertility, theater, wine, ritual chaos, and religious ecstasy. I don’t know about harvesting grapes or fertility, but...

Valentine’s Day Comic

Valentine’s Day Comic

Clair Wang, Staff Cartoonist

February 15, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Arts Comic

Oberlin Emeritus Professor Recognized for Grafton Productions

Roman Broszkowski, Senior Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Theater & Film

 The Ohio Arts Council recently announced that Phyllis Gorfain, Oberlin Professor of English Emerita, had won its 2019 Ohio Arts Administration Award. This award is one of several categories of the Governor’s Award for the Arts in Ohio. Gorfain was nominated for her role in founding Oberlin Drama at ...

M. the Heir Apparent Discusses Success, Music Career

M. the Heir Apparent Discusses Success, Music Career

Carson Dowhan, Senior Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Music

California singer-songwriter Kyle Terrizzi knows what it’s like to try and make it as an independent creator. Currently working as the one-man band M. the Heir Apparent, Terrizzi has advice and insight into negotiating the twists and turns of the lucrative music industry.  Prior to his 2016 debut EP Be Free, Terrizzi has...

Best Picture Countdown: A Star Is Born

Liz Stewart

February 8, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Theater & Film

In today’s cinematic era riddled with countless mediocre remakes and sequels, Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut A Star is Born has refreshed Hollywood’s current creative dry spell by subverting the standard remake. Cooper knows how to properly recreate a timely classic, adding even more purpos...

Best Picture Countdown: Black Panther

Kabir Karamchandani

February 8, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Theater & Film

Marvel Studios is notorious for churning out movies that are fun to watch but lack substance and depth, which makes Black Panther a pleasant surprise. The film sets a new bar for the genre, with a compelling villain and a semi-nuanced debate of a politically relevant issue. In a time rife with xenoph...

Best Picture Countdown: Bohemian Rhapsody

Kabir Karamchandani

February 8, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Theater & Film

A music-packed ode to Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody is, unfortunately, more style than substance. While the score is sure to entertain any Queen fans, the biopic is far from true to its source material and lacks coherence and a consistent story thread. The movie is scattered from the opening. Within...

B.J. Tindal, OC ’16, Playwright

B.J. Tindal, OC ’16, Playwright

Katherine MacPhail, Arts & Culture Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Theater & Film

B.J. Tindal, OC ’16, wrote the upcoming theater mainstage production, What We Look Like. At Oberlin, Tindal majored in Theater and Africana Studies before earning his MFA at Northwestern University’s Writing for the Screen and Stage program. Tindal won the 2019 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate ...

Pocket Hamlet

Pocket Hamlet

Claire Wang, Staff Cartoonist

February 8, 2019


Filed under ARTS, Arts, Arts Comic

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