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Eminem – Shady XV Review

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‘Rap God’ Eminem has released a compilation album, ‘Shady XV’, celebrating 15 years since the creation of Shady Records. It features a disc of old hit songs and a disc of new material, and although it provides some of the most lyric-bashing music of the year, the final result is much more flawed and inconsistent than it should be. Shady Records has been responsible for putting out the works of…

Review: The Scottsboro Boys

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By Gabrielle Beran The Scottsboro Boys is no happy tale, forget the glitter and fluff of other West End favourites Wicked or Matilda, this musical has guts and packs a real punch. The musical is based on the devastatingly true story of nine African-American teens obviously wrongly imprisoned in depression-soaked Alabama. Setting off on a train through the deep South in search of work, the boys are falsely accused of…

A Film Review on the Maze Runner

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Maze Runner: It sounded like the name of some computer game- a territory that I dare not and will never trespass on (Me playing League of Legends is the epitome of ‘disaster’). However, when my 45- year old mother told me how ‘amazing’ the film was – I had to see it. Maze Runner chronicles the experiences of a group of adolescents trying to escape from a Maze, called the…

Back to LSE: Technology Guide

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A new year at the LSE brings the need for new technology to keep up with our demanding academic lives, as well as activities to take our minds off work. Here is our guide to the best technology for your student life in London. Laptops: A laptop is vital for most students, for independent study in the Library, taking notes in lectures and doing readings. MacBook Pro with Retina Display…

Review: Little Revolution, Almeida Theatre

Review: Little Revolution, Almeida Theatre

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Alecky Blythe’s new production is verbatim theatre in its purest form. Playing real characters at the heart of the London Riots in 2011, actors relay ‘verbatim’ the language, accents, stutters, and timing of recordings that Blythe collected on the streets and in meetings that year. This play sits somewhere between journalism and theatre, dropping the audience directly into the heart of the riots. As a concept it works well, the…

iPhone 6, 6 Plus and the Revolution of Apple Pay

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Walking into a lecture at the LSE will invite a glance at a sea of glowing Apple logos from students busily typing notes, or alternatively browsing their Facebook News Feed. The announcement of the new iPhones on 9 September 2014 was a cause for celebration for Apple fans worldwide. Tim Cook’s keynote speech in California brought forth two new iPhones: the iPhone 6 (with a screen size of 4.7 inches)…

One Hundred Foot Journey (Review): Michelin-star worthy

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One Hundred- Foot Journey reminds me of a cardamom-spiced sticky toffee pudding. I admit, my expectations were not high to start with, thanks to my pet peeve of shunning away from any film with “Journey” in its title (Don’t even talk about “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”). Nevertheless, I decided to give the movie a shot, purely to honour my (self- proclaimed) identity as a ‘Foodie’. It is,…

Review: Fat White Family

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Seeing the Brixton-based sextet live expect frontman Lias Saoudi to be naked, waving his wedding tackle about in an unseemly fashion. The band will be pilled up with little sense of give-a-shit or respect for common decency, but you’re unlikely to care. Scratchy sideburns, impromptu props, and squashed hair from sleeping in a pub – the band are a glorious mess of anger, wit, grime, and a talent for odd…

Review: The Bankers’ New Clothes

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It might seem odd to think to think that an economics book might top best seller lists on any occasion, what with the appeal of Dan Brown and bright lights fiction. For years the important books have been sidelined amongst the general populous, and for this economists mostly have themselves to blame. This has all changed. Thomas Piketty famously topped Amazon best-seller lists in the US earlier this year, Joseph…

My Summer – Somersault Festival

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What did I do this summer? Seems a little like the 13 weeks between my last exam and writing this article has gone in a blur, and for once, that’s not because of a mass consumption of alcohol. It’s been a great summer, but picking one thing to write about is difficult…But obviously not impossible. One event (OK there were more than that but I’m only allowed to pick one)…