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Gemini Man – where there’s two Wills there’s a way

In order to understand Gemini Man, you have to understand Ang Lee – or at least try to. The Taiwanese director is a darling of the Hollywood mainstream and an ingenious filmmaker. His career highlights include Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon;…

Reputation and the University Experience

Before you’ve even got your LSE ID card, you’ll probably have already joined your newfound classmates in complaining about your stats teacher’s poor standard of English. You’ll be well-versed in sighing at the narrow corridor which shepherds you through the…

Exclusive interview with Peter Cytanovic

[Content Warning: Transphobia] Peter Cytanovic, the Charlottesville protestor whose face of fury became a global symbol of alt-right violence and racism, isn’t sorry. Not yet. Nine months after enrolling for a master’s degree at LSE, Cyatanovic – after numerous requests…

Sleep with, not on, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Starring two of the finest (and finest-looking) actors of their generation, this underrated gem is as much a study of the baggage of thirst as of its timeless appeal. “Take off your clothes” “But you saw everything last night” “Well,…

Minouche is in her second year. How is she faring?

For LSE Directors, much like students and Premier League managers, the second year is the most important. Dame Nemat Talaat Shafik – Minouche – has been at the School for less time than many of its students. She feels like…

The National throw us a curveball and a new album

Fans of The National should by this point be accustomed to the weird, but last week’s announcement of a sixteen track mega-album and a short film starring Alicia Vikander takes the band in a new artistic direction while continuing a…

‘Too West Wing for The Thick of It’: Why Young American activism keeps failing in Britain

After the recent false-start of Turning Point UK, Haydon Etherington and Adam Solomons look at why Britain’s young right-wingers have struggled to establish themselves. Much like Aerosmith, imperial measurements and eating marshmallows with sweet potato, young conservative activism has failed…

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…

Can MPs’ degree choices predict their Brexit stance? LSE blog authors find out

Ninety-five percent of PPE graduates in the House of Commons supported Remain, research for LSE’s Brexit Blog found, while three-quarters of former Classics students in the lower house backed Leave. The relationship between politicians’ world views and the degree they…

‘The average LSE student is a bit like David Cameron’

Catherine MacLean, the Labour Society’s newly elected chair, has a lot to say. She talked to the Beaver about education, student politics and the scourge of anti-semitism on campus and in her party. In the first weeks of her first…