Liam Travers: 50 Shades of Red

  Travers, that’s a French name, right? So you’re french? Non (that’s no in French). Half British/half German but I like to think of myself as a placeless boy, floating through time and space. Thank fuck for a passport from…

London Endowed With New Water Fountains in Mayor’s New Sustainability Initiative

Twenty new water fountains are to be installed in London’s public parks and squares this year as a part of London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s plans for a more sustainable London. The initiative was announced by Mr. Khan on 23rd January…

LSE Societies Refuse To Organise For Women’s March

On the 21st of January, the anniversary of Trump’s first day as US President, thousands convened on Richmond Terrace near Downing Street in London to protest “gender-based violence, sexual harassment and abuse”. In attendance at were speakers such as Helen…

Workers Out in Force Against Outsourcing

Thursday night saw Senate House library lock its gates and post security guards on alert as over 100 protesters gathered outside for a demonstration against outsourcing. The activists, waving flags and banging drums, were demanding that non-direct employees at the…

LSE Professor, and UKIP Founder, Calls for UKIP to ‘Disappear’

On 21 January, UKIP’s ruling body unanimously backed a vote of no confidence in party leader Henry Bolton. This followed the media coverage surrounding the publication of offensive messages from his former girlfriend, saying Meghan Markle’s upcoming marriage would “taint”…

UAL Students Occupy University to Protest ‘Social Cleansing’

Since last Tuesday (23rd), students of the University of the Arts London (UAL) have occupied parts of the London College of Communication (LCC) in order to put pressure on the University to end its partnership with a multi-million-pound development plan…

The Beautiful Humanity of Ambience: Why Stars of the Lid Are My Favourite Band

I started listening to ambient music purely for its functionality. I realised during my revision last year that I struggled to concentrate on working when listening to music with anything more than the most minimal rhythm. Perhaps, as a drummer,…

Monsoon

I fell asleep all too soon Lulled by the quietening monsoon Pattering away on the roofs A thousand pairs of thundering hooves Down and down poured the sheets of rain Enough to render me insane The world seemed to fade…

HS2: Sixty Thousand Exhumed at St James Gardens, Euston

It startles the skin when people dare to ask it, the timeless binary that binds us: rot or burn? To settle on the mantel as dust in the urn, or rattle to the soil, supine in the casket? Though it’s…

“Darkest Hour” feels like a weak episode of “The Crown”, but “The Post” is something special

Darkest Hour was the second Nazi-centred film of the week. I watched Mel Brooks’ classic The Producers (1967) for what must be the twentieth time. The story is simple, but in its absurd and brilliant way, comically groundbreaking: a struggling…