Secrets of Netflix – Creep 2 (2017)

Creep 2 (2017), dir. Patrick Brice, starring: Mark Duplass and Desiree Akhavan In a world where each and every horror film is subjected to sequels, prequels, and … whatever ‘Annabelle: Creation’ was, I should have expected a Creep 2. Thankfully,…

Bar Américain is one of Soho’s best bars

Bar Américain is a stunning Art Deco cocktail bar hidden beneath the decorative French restaurant Brassserie Zedel in Piccadilly Circus. Wow, what a bar. The first place I think if when I want to impress anyone is Bar Américain. Found…

The week’s film news

The Shining Sequel, Doctor Sleep in development at Warner Bros. After the success of IT, more Stephen King pictures are coming our way; the latest one being a film adaptation of the sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep. Mike Flanagan,…

“The Post” speaks to our times, obviously

The Post is both a testament of the times it represents in its storytelling, as well as the times in which it was made. It is difficult to watch The Post without thinking of the #metoo movement, the times up…

Bankside House goes Uncensored

Last week Monday, with some cringe-worthy silences, some roaring laughter and a packed bar, Bankside House kicked off its first “uncensored” student comedy night of the year, featuring five acts by residents. The ambiance – and to a lesser extent…

Why Russia Needs a Crimean Port

Geopolitics, as a theoretical and analytical perspective, has been making a comeback in recent years. Yet, the fact that it had to make a comeback is in itself problematic. Indeed, geopolitics has never stopped being important. In the realm of…

Christie van Tinteren: On Doors

I’ve been at the LSE for a year and a half, I study Anthropology, and the Beaver team have made the error of asking me to write a weekly column. They are clearly desperate. This week I will be writing…

‘I feel therefore I am’: what identity politics says about us

‘I think therefore I am.’ Although not a direct quote from Descartes, this phrase captured the sentiment at the beginning of the modern Enlightenment, in which values of rationality, reason and truth were sought through intellectual inquiry, that challenged traditional…

The upsurge of Macron, and why is this is great news for the UK

From hosting America’s Donald Trump, to an excursion to Xi Jinping’s China, and even the recent Sandhurst Summit with our very own Prime Minister, Theresa May, French state-visits have been an enormous success for the dynamic President of the French,…

The Poverty of Labels: Why we should dismiss the ‘BME’ label as illogical, otherizing, and counter-productive

I shall start this piece with full disclosure: my ancestry is ‘white’, rendering me part of a group deemed privileged by birth. I am nevertheless a supporter of diversity: people with different backgrounds and experiences should mix and learn from…