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Shishta-what?

October 29, 2009

Alicia Smith

Shishta-who? Shishta-where? Shishta-how? Shishta-wouk! (And many other tasty things.)

Desk Quest

September 7, 2009

Will Mason

Yard sales, integrating into the Oberlin community, and the hunt for the perfect antique desk.

Pleasant, Pleasant, Pleasant

August 10, 2009

John West

In this post: two apologies, meta-blogging, Rust Belt aesthetics, an Oberlin vignette, pacts with readers, and overwrought prose.

A Feasible Feastible Festival of Local Flavor

July 25, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

Keeping in the vein of keeping my blog Oberlin-centric, even if I'm a few thousand miles removed, I'm going to do a run down of local food things I like to play with, in Oberlin industrial kitchens and Hawaiian home kitchens. Kitchens are my playgrounds, but with infinitely more sharp objects and dangerous things the average kid shouldn't play with.

My Date with Cleveland

July 5, 2009

Aries Indenbaum

Until this summer, I'd never spent a full day in Cleveland. It was time to change that. It was time to get to know Cleveland, to see if I wanted to deepen our relationship.

Welcome to the Midnight Movie

May 27, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

Under the new management, the Apollo now has two-dollar matinees, is screening a few different movies a week, and they're starting up a great new-old tradition: the midnight movie.

Ode to Lorain County

April 30, 2009

Yitka Winn

Lorain County has an amazing set of metro parks all over the county, full of hiking/running paths, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, creeks, waterfalls, natural wetlands, tons of wildlife - and all linked by a bikeable set of country highways that make up the Back Roads and Beaches route.

Toni Morrison says we are a big deal

April 24, 2009

Yitka Winn

Our president Marvin Krislov presented Dr. Morrison with several gifts, one of which included a note from her 91-year-old first grade teacher from Lorain, Ohio - a phenomenal moment to consider that this powerful, Nobel-Peace-Prize-winning, larger-than-life inspiration to me was once upon a time, merely a first grader.

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