Molly Horner
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Jojo Rabbit: Offensive, bland, rubbish ★

New Zealand actor and director Taika Waititi made headlines in early 2019 when he announced his sixth feature film. Jojo Rabbit is based on a ten-year-old Nazi fanatic’s relationship with both his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler (Waititi) and the Jewish…

Worst book of the decade: List of the Lost by Morrissey, 2015

It’s not as if Morrissey needed additional opportunities to provoke unanimous public disgust in the 2010s. His outspoken support for the far-right Islamophobic political party For Britain, his concert performance with a “Fuck the Guardian” t- shirt, and his assertion…

Best Book of the Decade: Autumn by Ali Smith, 2016

Less than four months after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in 2016, Autumn, by Ali Smith, was published. Unlike most of the previous work of the Man Booker-nominated Scottish author, it had a deliberately fast turnaround…

Emilia Review: ‘Clever Women’ Shine

Near the opening of the LSESU Drama Society’s production of Emilia, the oldest version of the title character proclaims: “we are only as powerful as the stories we tell.”  The telling of Emilia Bassano’s incredible life story features an all-female…

Into the Night: cabarets and clubs in modern art at the Barbican Centre

“One day we will carpet life with the scattered petals of new songs” proclaims an inscription over a painting by Alva de la Canal of El Café de Nadie, a club in 1920s Mexico City. In many ways, the new…

Modern Love – touching love stories that lack a realist bite ★★★★

Modern Love, the popular New York Times column has been making readers laugh, cry, and cringe for fifteen years as writers dissect relationships from past lives. It’s fairly surprising that there’s never been a screen adaptation of Modern Love. Until…

Judy – Zellweger soars over the rainbow ★★★

“I just want what everyone else wants,” an ageing Judy Garland croaks to a BBC interviewer in the winter of 1969, “I just seem to have a harder time getting it.” This is where we find Renee Zellweger’s Judy at…

LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security receives​ funding grant to tackle injustice

The LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security has announced it will be spearheading a new coalition of research institutions focused on tackling worldwide gender-based injustice. The Hub, One of twelve new research bodies funded by the UK Government’s Global…