Oscar nominee Hirokazu Koreeda is bringing Dickens to 2019. We need it.

Hirokazu Koreeda is a busy man – and, recently, a very successful one. In the last six years the arthouse director has made five films, including Cannes hit Like Father Like Son, which Steven Spielberg enjoyed so much he quickly…

LSESU clarifies its relationship with NUS

In a recent Tumblr post, written 31 January, LSESU clarified its relationship with the National Union of Students (NUS) in lieu of the financial difficulties NUS is facing. LSESU have clarified that it is not expected to provide additional financial…

Something Wicked This Way Comes – Sinofication and Biopolitics in China’s Internment Camps.

It’s Friday the 25thof January, approximately 4 pm and on the 6thfloor of the old building a group of academics gather in the anthropology library for a round table discussion of the ominously named ‘Political Situation in China’. Their amiable…

Crime and ‘You’

Another Netflix controversy Last year, Netflix’s show 13 Reasons Why caused public anxiety about the risk of a suicide contagion among teenagers – particularly in those who are vulnerable to bullying and stereotypes. The show portrays the aftermath of a…

LSE in Top 10 for hosting most ‘extreme’ speakers report finds

LSE ranks in joint 6th with Manchester Metropolitan and Aston University with 5 events in a  report conducted by The Henry Jackson Society comparing the number of ‘extreme’ speakers that UK universities hosted. SOAS leads with 43 events in the…

Christina Lauren on sexuality, racism, and environmentalism

Christina may just be best known at LSE as the resident LSELove commenter (more about this on page 19). But she’s so much more. She is an advocate for women and people of colour and the environment. She knew she…

The Gay Agenda

Here’s the tea. Year-round state subsidised iced coffee The dismantling of the oppressive structures of heteronormativity Recognition of cuffed jeans as a hallmark of bisexual culture Comprehensive sex education Stopping straight men. Just stop. Letting trans people use whatever bathroom…

We’ve come far, but not far enough

Another year brings another pride week, where we celebrate the progress of LGBT+ persons and its acceptance British society. In the UK, gay people were barred from the military until 2000. Civil partnerships, the precursor to gay marriage, weren’t legalised…

Inside LSELove

There’s something special about LSELove that I think says a lot about the culture of LSE in general: it isn’t even run by an LSE student. Now I won’t name her for legal reasons but the girl who’s supposedly behind…

Making Bob Marley: The Strife That Shaped a Legend

Bob Marley died nearly forty years ago, yet his cultural impact still resonates. He’s the most widely recognised Jamaican, dominating living legends like Usain Bolt and Grace Jones. His song ‘One Love’ was declared the song of the 20th century…