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Deliciously Cheap Eats in London

Deliciously Cheap Eats in London

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We all love London, except for one thing: it’s too damn expensive. The city is bursting with things to do, but we never feel like we can enjoy said things because…well…we’re all broke. Fear not, I have the solution for you. Believe it or not, there are places where you can have dinner in London that are relatively cheap and, more importantly, delicious.  To all you international students who just…

‘Spectre’ (2015) Review: Old Villain, New Threats

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Beginning with a memorable opening sequence tearing through Mexico’s eerie Day of the Dead celebrations, Spectre is captivating throughout. The action is tense, the dialogue is at times teasing and humorous, the retro is creatively remixed while remaining original, and the film contemplates a number of interesting contemporary themes. There is a significant amount of retrospective continuity, connections between director Sam Mendes’s latest Bond contribution and the rest of the recent tetralogy,…

Freshers Week Reading List

Freshers Week Reading List

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There’s a lot of different ways to adjust to university life. Many choose to drown any feelings of homesickness in alcohol, and in their defence, everything does seem rosy after a bottle or two of rosé. Others get aggressively attached to their university work, thinking so much about their GV101 problem set that they don’t have time to think how much they miss their mum. At LSE there is, of…

Freshers Week Reading List

Freshers Week Reading List

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There’s a lot of different ways to adjust to university life. Many choose to drown any feelings of homesickness in alcohol, and in their defence, everything does seem rosy after a bottle or two of rosé. Others get aggressively attached to their university work, thinking so much about their GV101 problem set that they don’t have time to think how much they miss their mum. At LSE there is, of…

“Ida” (2013) – Film Review

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“Ida” (2013) is a black-and-white film with a boxy academy ratio. The film follows a short road trip journey between Ida and her aunt Wanda as they dive into their family history. A girl called Anna (Agata Trzebuchowska), a novice nun and an orphan, is about to take her vows. Advised by the Mother Superior before taking the step to vow chastity, poverty and obedience to serve God, she makes…

Review of “The Imitation Game” (2014) at the Pillow Cinema

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There are very few things in life more satisfying than lying in bed while streaming films on Netflix to wind down after a long day, especially when you also get a warm blanket and some velvety hot chocolate in cold winter days. The Pillow Cinema took this concept forward and created a fascinating cinema experience in Shoreditch. Having renovated an unused underground station, the cinema regularly screens both new blockbusters…

“Her” (2013) – Film Review

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In our common pursuit of love and connection, humans have created a fascinating range of technology-based products from online dating websites like OkCupid, popular mobile dating apps such as Tinder and Happn, to the newest product named “Invisible Boyfriend” which allows you to interact with a virtual boyfriend whom you “build” from scratch according to your preferences. With the stigma of meeting “online strangers” long gone, it seems like there…

“Like Crazy” (2011) – Film Review for LSESU Film Society Screening

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  Last Tuesday, the LSESU Film Society organised the screening of “Like Crazy” (2011). This Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner is directed by Drake Doremus, starring prominent actors including Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence and Alex Kingston. “Like Crazy” centres on the long distance relationship between Anna (Felicity Jones) and Jacob (Anton Yelchin). Anna, a student from England, and Jacob meet at university in Santa Monica and…

Brainchild Festival Interview: Marina Blake

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The Brainchild Festival is happening in July. Find out more and join the event here. Glastonbury? What does that mean? Outlook? Are you talking about a life-altering shift in your consciousness? Were all the Dimensions going weird after some psychedelics? Basically, the point is, very few festivals do what they say on the tin. Except, Brainchild does… in fact Brainchild festival came about in order to encourage collaboration and generate…

The Gaze: the PartB Interview with Artist Mark Neville

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Mark Neville’s work is currently on show in the Atrium Gallery till the 23rd of January. Additionally, he is speaking as part of a panel on the 13th of January. The panel will discuss effective ways of communicating and changing inequality, centring on the work of artist Mark Neville and feature several academics and journalists. by Jade Jackman Flickering, presence, thoughts and a sense of potential are wrapped up in…