The Oberlin Review

Off the Cuff: Melissa Harris and Christian Bolles, Editors-in-Chief

Sydney Allen and Nathan Carpenter

May 11, 2018

Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

College seniors Melissa Harris and Christian Bolles are the outgoing Editors-in-Chief of The Oberlin Review. Harris has been involved with the Review since her first semester at Oberlin, when she started out her journalism career as a staff writer. Since then she has worked as a Review Production Editor and News Editor and has interned for publications such as The Chronicle Telegram and Homeland Security Today. Bolles got involved his sophomore year at Oberlin and served as an Arts & Culture Editor before his tenure as EIC. Bolles is most known for his movie reviews. They were interviewed by the incoming Editors-in-Chief, College junior Sydney Allen and College sophomore Nathan Carpenter. This interview has be...

Feature Photo: Melodies of the Soul

Feature Photo: Melodies of the Soul

February 19, 2016

Double-degree sophomore Raffi Boden on cello, Conservatory sophomore Max Weiner on bass, double-degree sophomore Theo Rosenfeld on saxophone, Conservatory junior Zoe Cutler on trombone and double-degree senior Emily Kuhn on trumpet perform at the Cat in the Cream. On Tuesday, the Jewish Art Collective hosted Melodies of the Soul: An Explosion of Music, which allowed students to express their spiritual identities through music. The event was based off of nigunim, a Hebrew word for wordles...

Feature Photo: “Thanks for Coming”

Feature Photo: “Thanks for Coming”

February 19, 2016

College sophomores Kyla Van Gelder, Isabel Levey-Swain, Lola Gatti and College first-year Sophia Attebery perform in College senior Alana Reibstein’s senior dance recital piece, “Thanks for Coming,” in Warner Main Space Friday and Saturday. The piece focused on how women struggle to find their voices within a patriarchal society. A male voice directed the performance by commanding the eight women dancers to perform absurd actions, a commentary on the unreasonable societal expectations placed...

Terada, Huckaby Versatile in Lengthy Electronic Sets

Terada, Huckaby Versatile in Lengthy Electronic Sets

February 19, 2016

Soichi Terada is best known for scoring classic video games like Ape Escape, but no one would have ever guessed that based on the sheer amount of energy and dancing at the ’Sco during his set last Saturday. The Tokyo electronic musician proved that his production and DJ skills extend far beyond the world of gaming. He had just about every audience member in an especially packed ’Sco jumping and cheering as if they were at a mainstream electronic dance music show. After a lengthy — yet cons...

On the Record with Maria Miranda, Artist and Activist

On the Record with Maria Miranda, Artist and Activist

February 5, 2016

Maria Miranda, a reproductive health activist from Cleveland, serves on the NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio board, works at an online reproductive health-oriented publication called RH Reality Check and has worked with other social justice organizations including Greater Cleveland Community Shares and Preterm. She has received numerous awards for her contributions to social activism. She has visited Oberlin twice before for reproductive health workshops and is one of three artist-activists who participated in ...

Triple Bill Cohesive Despite Stylistic Differences

Triple Bill Cohesive Despite Stylistic Differences

December 11, 2015

Perfect Pussy, Fielded and PWR BTTM each appeal to very different audiences. Perfect Pussy, a punk band from Syracuse, NY, has earned comparisons to everyone from hardcore icons like Earth Crisis to British singer-songwriter Kate Bush; Fielded, the solo project of Lindsay Powell, offers a glitchy interpretation of electronic pop music; and PWR BTTM, who met at Bard College, has risen to prominence recently thanks to irresistible indie-rock songwriting. Clearly, formidable stylistic dissimilarities...

Feature Photo: PI Series Guest Recital with Ingrid Jensen

Feature Photo: PI Series Guest Recital with Ingrid Jensen

December 4, 2015

Jazz trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, left, performs alongside College sophomores Amal Ghulam and Daniel Gonzales, Conservatory junior Jared Hochberg and Artist Diploma student Theodosia Roussos. The Cat in the Cream hosted Jensen, who collaborated with these students and others, at a PI Series guest recital Tuesday. A North Vancouver, BC native and Juno Award winner, Jensen is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and has worked with artists such as Professor of Jazz Percussion Billy Hart, Bob Berg, Frank...

WITS Poetry Residencies Expand

WITS Poetry Residencies Expand

December 4, 2015

Seventh-grader Leo Carter read his poem “Sequoia Trees” at the Langston Middle School poetry reading and book launch at the Cat in the Cream Monday. “So tall, it looks like they could / shishkabob the sky. So wide, / the shadow is like an eclipse / over the ground,” Carter read. His poem, part of Barbara Stadler’s class anthology, “As Deep as a Submarine Can Go,” was created in one of several 10-day residencies in sixth, seventh and eighth grade classes led by Director of Oberlin’s...

The Oberlin Review’s Top 25 Albums of 2015

The Oberlin Review’s Top 25 Albums of 2015

December 4, 2015

December and January are Arts editor Danny Evans’ favorite months of the year, but not because of the holidays — he just loves year-end album lists. Here’s Evans’ contribution to the already overwhelming field of Top Albums of 2015 lists. Check it out for some popular picks and lots of records found in the recesses of Bandcamp. Deafheaven – New Bermuda Ever since Deafheaven broke out with 2013’s excellent Sunbather, music fans and critics have devoted an enormous amount of time to a...

Feature Photo: Noname Gypsy

Feature Photo: Noname Gypsy

November 20, 2015

Hip-hop artist Fatimah Warner, known by her stage name Noname Gypsy, performs at the ’Sco among supportive fans. The Femme Artists Breaking Boundaries Initiative, which brought Noname Gypsy to Oberlin on Friday, hosted a question and answer session during which she talked about the importance of femme artists in hip-hop, how labels can divide the rap community and the politics of music ownership. She performed later that night with femme rapper Sasha Go Hard, a prominent artist in Chicago...

News Bulletin: Brian Alegant Named Professor of the Year

News Bulletin: Brian Alegant Named Professor of the Year

November 20, 2015

On Thursday, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named Barker Professor of Music Theory Brian Alegant a U.S. Professor of the Year. Alegant, one of four professors honored out of a pool of 400 nominees for the national category, is the first music professor to win the award in its 35-year history. CASE and CFAT chose the winners based on criteria that included their approach to teaching, relationship with undergraduates...

Field Crafts Sensitive Production of ‘Lucretia’

Field Crafts Sensitive Production of ‘Lucretia’

November 20, 2015

Editor’s Note: This article discusses sexual violence and suicide. At the end of the opera The Rape of Lucretia, which the Oberlin Opera Theater and the Contemporary Music Ensemble presented on Nov. 11, 13, 14 and 15, the Female Chorus kneels by Lucretia’s side and mourns her death; Lucretia has committed suicide after being raped by a Roman prince and soldier Tarquinius. The Male Chorus rests a hand on the Female Chorus’ shoulder in an attempt to console her, but she shrugs it away. The s...

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