The Oberlin Review

MRC Speaker Series Features “dapperQ” Founder

Julia Peterson, Arts & Culture Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Anita Dolce Vita, who has produced some of the largest queer fashion shows in the United States and is the owner and Editor-in-Chief of leading online queer style magazine dapperQ, came to Oberlin to give a talk on queer style as visual activism Saturday afternoon. Dolce Vita has produced shows at th...

“Black Panther” Shakes Foundations of Race, Gender Norms

Kameron Dunbar

February 23, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

The world was watching Wakanda last weekend as Black Panther opened in theaters across North America, as it should have been — Black Panther is a landmark film for America, and in many ways a pivotal expression of Blackness in film. Some have posited Black Panther as a referendum on the financial and...

Fredara Hadley, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology

Fredara Hadley, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology

Interview by Kirsten Heuring, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Fredara Hadley is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Oberlin. She received her Masters degree in Arts from Clark Atlanta University and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Indiana University. Professor Hadley is involved with the Society of Ethnomusicology, the International Association for ...

Oberlin’s Live Talk Show “Good Talk” Leaves Audience in Stitches

Kate Fishman, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Comedy

“Good Talk,” Oberlin’s live talk show, made a triumphant return to the ’Sco Monday night to begin its third season, to the delight of comedy fans on campus. At the start of Monday’s show, co-hosts Victoria Liebetrau, College sophomore, and College senior Owen Harrington proclaimed to a pack...

AMAM Hosts “Art on the Brain”

AMAM Hosts “Art on the Brain”

Text by Julia Peterson, Arts & Culture Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Features

THE UNFORTUNATE OWL:

THE UNFORTUNATE OWL:

Paddy McCabe

February 23, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Arts Comic

Soul Session Kicks Off Celebration of Black History Month

Soul Session Kicks Off Celebration of Black History Month

Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, Music, Recent Stories

“A talent show with much more soul.” So described by College sophomore and organizer DaQuan Williams, Soul Sessions is an ABUSUA, Oberlin’s Black Student Union, initiative held in the Lord Lounge of Afrikan Heritage House on select Friday nights. These sessions are a significant part of A-House’...

Duterte, Sridharan Perform Innovative Indie Pop Tunes

Duterte, Sridharan Perform Innovative Indie Pop Tunes

Russell Jaffe, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

The Cat in the Cream hosted California-based pop singer-songwriter Melina Duterte, performing as Jay Som, Saturday night. Duterte is known for kaleidoscopic dream pop and personally crafting all the sounds on her records. She has been featured on Pitchfork, NPR, and Rookie. Out Magazine described Jay ...

Chris Jenkins, Associate Dean

Chris Jenkins, Associate Dean

Interview by Julia Peterson, Arts & Culture Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Chris Jenkins is Oberlin Conservatory’s Associate Dean for Academic Support; liaison to the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; and the deputy Title IX coordinator. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University in 2001 and went on to receive his Master’s in Music from the New Eng...

Winter Term Playwriting Project Ends with Varied Performance at Cat

Winter Term Playwriting Project Ends with Varied Performance at Cat

Kate Fishman, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

A student returns to her room with a body bag, having accidentally killed a professor as a result of her plan to get expelled from school. Divine beings or “winds” commiserate, as they recount their stories of human beings from their heavenly vantage point, or “views from above.” An elderly wo...

Mardi Gras Party at the ’Sco

Mardi Gras Party at the ’Sco

Text by Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Features

Tamora Pierce Pens Triumphant Return to Tortall Universe

Julia Peterson, Arts & Culture Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

After a long hiatus and much anticipation, acclaimed fantasy author Tamora Pierce has finally released a new book set in her Tortall universe, Tempests and Slaughter. The book is the first in her long-awaited new series, The Numair Chronicles. Pierce, whose books in the Tortall universe have frequently enjo...

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