LSE begins pivotal year

By Isabella Pojuner & Adam Solomons The completion of the £125 million campus reconstruction project, an already lively Gen Sec election campaign and students’ first opportunity to judge Minouche’s record as LSE Director will dominate what is likely to be…

“Bandersnatch”: When TV Is Willing To Make Mistakes

Bandersnatch, the latest movie in Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror anthology, tells the story of Croydon teen Stefan Butler’s (Fionn Whitehead) journey into video game design. Or madness. Or murder. It’s up to you. This dark sci-fi feature film regularly allows…

Open Book: Mental Health and… Honesty

“I want LSE to open up about mental health.” That’s the sentence I’ve said the most in the last 3 months. When my friends cry because a seminar overwhelmed them, I’ll offer it to them as a word of reassurance.…

Are Millennials Killing the Political Media?

By the end of any given business day, I’ll have received anywhere from three dozen to over a hundred press releases from institutes, businesses, polling firms, and politicians between three email accounts. Such is the life of a political journalist.…

LSE 3’s Outmanoeuvre LSE 6’s in Wednesday’s El Clásico

There was a biting cold in Islington when I woke up. It was a cold that would eventually become rain and be the cause of many slips, injuries and mishits. For this was the day of El Clásico; the rumble…

LSE Futsal World Cup

Futsall reviews a popular event they have hosted and invite LSE to look out for their future events!  What an afternoon of World Cup sparks! With the French society not exactly mimicking their professional counterparts win this year, Israel proving…

“The Front Runner” Is A Leading Candidate In Nothing But Name

Hugh Jackman’s impassioned performance as Gary Hart, a President-in-waiting toppled by an extra-marital affair, is insufficient in elevating Jason Reitman’s latest film beyond a mere retelling. The film informs us that Hart was a promising potential Democratic candidate who squandered…

Coal power in Poland – a prolonged conclusion

On October 15th, the owner of Poland’s largest coal plant sent out an email containing significant news. “From the beginning of operation until today, the Belchatow Power Plant has produced 965,846,070 megawatt hours of electricity,” said the post, from a…

“Colette”: A feminist portrait more forgettable than its subject

Colette had a daunting task: to defy gender norms and explore how an overshadowed artist can forge her own identity. The well-assembled biopic’s messages of empowerment are refreshingly authentic. But January sees the release of two other female-led period dramas.…

The Christmas Box Office Bloodbath

Mary Poppins who? Aquaman drowns out all competition to be 2018’s uncontested holiday season champion. The end-of-year holiday season is a coveted release period for Hollywood blockbusters. Christmas and New Year’s Day frequently provide sizeable jumps in box office takings,…