During the WOBC News Hour on Sunday, April 23, we had a fun and interesting interview with Emily Nussbaum ’88.
Emily is the television critic for The New Yorker, and in 2016 won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism. She has written about “The Good Wife,” “Girls,” “Mad Men,” and “Scandal,” among other shows. Previously, she worked at New York Magazine for seven years, editing the Culture Pages (and creating the Approval Matrix) and writing both features and criticism.
Our original conversation was a full 45 minutes long, full of long tangents and tv recommendations. You can hear an abridged version right here!
Olive Sherman covers “My Journey Through Madness,” A Skype Talk by Elyn Saks, which occurred on April 21. This event was a part of Oberlin’s Neurodiversity Week 2017.
Elyn Saks is associate dean and Orrin B. Evans Profesor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at USC Law School, an expert in mental health, and a MacArthur fellowship winner. Saks lives with schizophrenia and has written about her experience in her autobiography.
On Sunday, April 16, Steve Stephens posted a video to Facebook of him shooting an elderly man in Cleveland. Tory Eichler and Owen Ellerkamp talk to students about their reactions to the tragedy as well as their thoughts on Facebook censorship.
Meiko Kaji is a Japanese actress who was most prominent in the 1970s. She played in a bunch of films, mostly in badass outlaw character roles. But she was also an amazing modern enka singer. Enka is a genre of music in Japan that resembles the musical style of traditional Japanese music. Modern enka came about in post-World War II context, sort of attributed to Keiko Fuji who really brought the style back into prominence in Japan. This is a great sampling of Kaji’s work, and it’s really interesting to hear the traditional Japanese style being played on Western instruments like violins, guitars, accordions, and electric organs. Oh, also you might recognize her voice as two of her songs were featured in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill soundtracks.
Christine and the Queens are from France, and sing in both French and English, sometimes trading off between both languages in the same song like it does here. The English chorus should sound familiar. 🙂
The title of this song translates to “Six Five Four” from Swedish to English. I know literally nothing about this band aside from the fact that they’re Swedish, and were together in the late 70’s to early 80’s. I can’t find any of their music online except for on Youtube. It’s a real shame, because this is a great punk song.
Tory Eichler speaks to dancers about the Spring Back Dance Performance, which will take place on April 7,8,9 in Warner Main Space at 8 PM. The show will feature the work of 10 student choreographers and dance professor pieces. Don’t miss it!
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