The Oberlin Review

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...

Franz, Osborn Direct Riveting, Dynamic Production of Ives’ “Venus in Fur”

Liz Cooper

March 9, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

College sophomore Meg Franz made a landmark directorial debut alongside senior Will Osborn Friday night with a lean, sharp, riveting production of Venus in Fur. The script, by contemporary playwright David Ives, features Thomas Novachek (Osborn), a working playwright trying to direct his own adaptation of...

Shelley Perlove, Professor Emerita of Art History

Shelley Perlove, Professor Emerita of Art History

Interview by Ellis Lane, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Dr. Shelley Perlove is a Professor Emerita of the History of Art at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Her work has focused on 17th-century Italian and Dutch art — particularly on its incorporation of religious and material culture. She has published a number of scholarly works, including Bernin...

Black Community Reclaims Its Fly at Sankofa Remix’d

Black Community Reclaims Its Fly at Sankofa Remix’d

Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Black History Month came to a beautiful end with the “Sankofa Remix’d: Reclaiming My Fly” fashion show last Saturday. The show featured Black models, designers, singers, rappers, and dancers from both Oberlin College and The Djapo Cultural Arts Institute in Cleveland. College senior Kiela Nelson, the creati...

“Annihilation” Brings Weird Fiction to Big-Budget Filmmaking

Christian Bolles, Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Editor’s note: This article contains mentions of depression and self-harm. “That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die.” Among all of H.P. Lovecraft’s mind-bending prose, this sentence may come closest to a thesis statement for weird fiction, the genre his w...

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