Why Stormy Daniels is important to the #MeToo movement

Porn star Stormy Daniels is currently suing US President Donald Trump over a non-disclosure agreement relating to an alleged affair between the pair in 2006. She revealed in a CBS interview that she had been offered $130,000 ‘hush’ money, and…

Student Mental Health Service Under Pressure

A Freedom of Information request by The Beaver has revealed possible underfunding at the LSE Student Counselling Service. From the academic years 2010/11 to 2016/17, the number of students seeking individual counselling sessions each year rose from 462 to 801.…

Wednesday Washing

On Wednesdays I do my washing; In my basket is routine. As the machine gently spins And gurgles satisfaction I do some work at the table Or read a book on the sofa And quietly pretend that I’m living with…

Upon Waking Up Too Early

Gaaah. What? Hrrrrnf. Stir weightless against inkblack and mist. I’ll go, I’ll go. But pushed down into mush by warm slop. Do I do this every time when this rock whips round the hot and the clock clicks this time?…

A Swing For a Pound, a Hit For a Penny

London, January 2017. A £15 million, Grade II listed McMansion in Belgravia is occupied by members of the Autonomous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians, also known by their dubious acronym, ANAL. ANAL claimed it was bringing attention to the number of…

‘Colonialism: An overwhelming force of evil’- Could not be further from the truth

You’ve opened the Beaver, turned to the Comment section, and read this article’s title, expecting a pro-colonial rant. Well I am afraid to disappoint, but it is far from that. Last week Ruby Warber wrote an article on her disdain…

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The week’s movie news

Lucas Hedges to play Shia LaBeouf in “Honey Boy” Lucas Hedges, who received an Oscar nomination last year for his supporting role in Manchester by the Sea, is set to play a younger Shia LaBeouf in a biopic LaBeouf wrote…

Gwenno review: ‘Le Kov’

Gwenno’s newest album, Le Kov, sounds like the place she describes. Rugged yet soft, with hints of traditional Cornish folk, but echoed in synthesisers, and layered with sound in a way that gives it an aura of simplicity. Through the…

The thoroughly wicked “Thoroughbreds” is your Easter Holidays must-watch

Thoroughbreds (2018) dir. Cory Finley, starring Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy and Anton Yelchin Childhood friends Amanda (Olivia Cooke) and Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) are reunited as teenagers, but after years apart it seems as though they have nothing in common anymore. Lily…