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January 18, 2014

FRENCH? MUSCLE IN AT MUSSEL MEN.

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By Dennis Mooney – Executive Editor Who was it that first saw a mussel, clinging determinedly to a seaside rock and thought ‘mmm, lunch’? I’m willing to bet Francs to Frog’s Legs it was a Frenchman. They just reek of Gallic insouciance and philosophical ambivalence; am I alive? Can you eat me? Do I care? Like Frenchmen, they also work best with white wine and onions. French food in London…

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – Review

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – Review

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BY JEFFREY MO THREE STARS One of the first things one notices about Ben Stiller in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” is how much he has aged. He plays the title character in his trademark, endearingly awkward way, although the greying around his temples makes him ever slightly less endearing and slightly more pathetic – once you reach a certain stage in life, you can’t be the ‘lovable loser’…

Sleeping Beauty – Review

Sleeping Beauty – Review

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BY EMMA FORTH Sleeping Beauty offers a hysterical trip to the magical land of Waa, in Jez Bond and Mark Cameron’s new imagining of the classic fairytale of a princess. Beginning in Finsbury Park, the audience is introduced to an old lady and her adorable dog (Hazel, Park Theatre’s resident canine) waiting for the bus, who recounts the story of the Princess of Pilipot and a handsome young king from…

Richard II – Review

Richard II – Review

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BY ANURADHA SANTHANAM FIVE STARS Curtains drawn. Dim blue lighting. An ethereal atmosphere enveloped us as we entered the hall, much before the play began. You could feel Shakespeare in the air. The Royal Shakespeare Company premiered Richard II in Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of the Bard himself, and where the RSC are based, in Autumn 2013. In a new collaboration with the Barbican, they will be performing different plays at…

Programming 2 with Michael Gallo

Programming 2 with Michael Gallo

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BY MICHAEL GALLO Now the fun can begin. Before break, this column introduced the basics of computer programming — what programming is, how to set your computer up for it, and what a basic program looks like. It was good background. But it didn’t let the computer flex its muscles. This week that changes with the if-then structure. Computer circuits are packed with electronic “logic gates”. It might make sense…

Anchorman 2 – Review

Anchorman 2 – Review

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BY VIKKI HUI After the success of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), the dream team is back with the much-anticipated sequel. This sequel strives for 119 minutes of non-stop entertainment, just like its central plot based on 24-hour news. Ron Burgundy’s story resumes, as he continues to struggle balancing Veronica Corningstone’s successes, who is now his wife, as an anchorwoman with his own career as an anchorman. As…

A Long Walk to Freedom – Review

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BY ISABELLA MOSSELMANS Nelson Mandela was an inspiration. He has been universally recognised as the most important historical figure of our generation. This, therefore makes it very difficult for a film to do his life justice. His autobiography A Long Walk Freedom was breathtaking. Justin Chadwick’s film is somewhat less captivating but definitely worth watching. The film opens with beautiful scenery of rural South Africa, specifically Nelson Mandela’s Xhosa village…

Running Society: a Club For Students Going Somewhere

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So, it’s that time of year again. You’re looking forward to Lent Term and making a few resolu- tions for the new year, and once again you’ve decided to start running regularly. Whether you’re looking to burn away a mince pie or twelve, harness your inner Farah or connect with the great outdoors, we can’t recommend it enough. But getting started can be tough, so we here in LSE Running…