Detecting Ripples in Spacetime: What It Means and Why It Matters

Since childhood, I have had an unashamed love of sci-fi films. Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner, Alien, Metropolis, The Terminator, The Matrix… all these I watched over and over, enthralled by their visions of the universe with…

Taters gonna hate

Potatoes on the loose at Nutford House Last week, mysterious potatoes with cryptic messages started appearing in front of students’ rooms in Nutford House (an intercollegiate accommodation).These potatoes have been placed there by an unknown prankster with messages like: ‘why…

Education First: the start to your global career?

Graduate destinations are endless for LSE alumni. You might have some ideas on where you want your career to take you. Knowing where to start is a bit trickier. Education First (EF) is one option you could consider. With a…

Last Call: The State of UK Rail

The United Kingdom has always been a strong developer and user of railways. Trains are the great modern mover of people, with over 1.7 billion passengers last year. But the development, quality and price of UK rail is being overlooked.…

Should Organ Donation Be Compulsory?

It’s not a secret that the UK desperately needs to increase the number of organ donors. While the global shortage has been acknowledged, the rate of donation within the UK is among the worst in the developed world. Quite simply,…

problem child

When she was little she screamed. Shrieks stabbed at his ears in the nights and in the days he drank coffee. Cups and cups of coffee. He walked stumbling and talked mumbling and when he sat his eyelids clawed themselves…

A light that never goes out: The Smiths reissue The Queen Is Dead

I don’t think there’s anything quite like hearing The Smiths’ legendary third album, “The Queen Is Dead”, in full for the first time. Thirty-one years after its initial release, record label Warner Bros have released a remastered edition, expanded with…

On Dylan and Decay

A personal exploration on identity and Bob Dylan — It started with a feeling, a feeling I did not understand and could not articulate. All I knew was that I must understand the urgency of it, translate it into my…

Is Political Fantasy the Sick Man of Television?

Despite a stellar reception from audiences and critics alike, the sixth season of HBO’s hit show “Veep” pulled in just 60% of the viewership it had enjoyed for the preceding five seasons. This is an issue for two reasons. Firstly,…

Kibele

Kibele (pronounced Chibelle) is a stylish Turkish restaurant on Great Portland Street in the medium price range. After only opening this year, they have done exceptionally well at making a name for themselves. The folding doors open out onto the…