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The Thing About Harry – hit me hard ★★★★

When Hulu first announced its new gay rom-com, I was sceptical: a young, attractive, white tw*nk who falls in love with his high school bully … where have I heard that one before? At first, I wasn’t even going to…

Sister Act: A would-have-been masterpiece

An invitation to watch what would have been the final dress rehearsal of LSESU Drama Society’s production of Sister Act was extended to all creative societies at LSE, many of whom could not hold their final shows due to the…

Crossing the Globe #5: Being LGBT, at home and in London

This week we’re speaking about LGBT experiences around the globe and how it compares to London. We talk to Michal Piatkowski about LGBT free zones and it’s ideological implications, Christina Ivey about structural homophobia and its effects on Jamaica’s local…

Tongue (and suspended belief)

I can taste marijuana on the tip of his tongue. And his nose ring was cold from the Melbourne winter. I can trace ribcage under his skin, moving my finger across his tall stature like a pen that an artist…

Paper Skin

History tells us that continents were forged out of paper skin, and paper is the new blood that grew into the old blood that  haunts the memories of my elders. Paper Skin is fair, like white phantom. It moves through…

Divorced, Beheaded, Live In Concert – Tudor Queens Pop Revolution ★★★★

Are you a fan of British history? Do you unapologetically stan female pop sensations? Do you believe that we should be demystifying the landscape of musical theatre by introducing popular cultural forms that speak to a wide range of audiences?…

Thoughts I have when I’m at a Gay Bar

Here’s the (bitter) tea     (soz, I left the teabag in for too long); That guy with the crisp haircut and beard is cute, but is he too old for me? Nah, I’ve had older…     (is that a problem?)…

The Qualitative Manifesto

The history of LSE is the history of subject-degree struggle. Political scientist, anthropologist, sociologist, historian, geographer, theorist stand opposed to the economist, accountant, finance consultant, businessperson for the century (and a bit) for which LSE has existed. For so long…

Thank you for the Music (Society)

What can I say about LSE: at times it’s a cold, clinical, money churning machine. But at the heart of its mechanics are the friends you make along the way. And for me in particular, it’s music at LSE that…

Balancing Act

My tongue dances in front of the mirror. A waltz, tip-toe on an English ballroom floor, the French décor is très magnifique. Delightful music. An Italian composer? Russian perhaps? My tongue dances for an audience, powerful jury, it must perfect…