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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;…

No more excuses – how to enjoy London on the cheap

Theatre The National Theatre’s Entry Pass grants concession tickets for less than £10 for people under 26. The free Young Barbican membership can also get you theatre tickets for just £5, £10 or £15. between £5 to £15 The app…

An (Actually) Broke Student’s Guide to Surviving LSE

My first year at LSE was a rollercoaster. There were the highs: party invitations, academic seminars, fancy career networking events, a successful election, and coursework going well; things I was signing up to when I accepted my place at the…

All work and no play makes Sam a dull student

Welcome freshers and commiserations again for not getting into Oxbridge (it’s okay – clearly none of us did).  What did you all think of over summer when you considered your new university? Studying at one of the finest colleges in…

The AUful truth – A guide for women in LSE’s Athletics Union

file image: 18/19 Women’s Rugby Members Coming to university is daunting, that is a given. Working out how to get to that awkward lecture on the top floor of the Pankhurst building is overwhelming enough – especially when everyone still…

Cliteracy Class 2: Keeping it fresh

Welcome one and all to a fresh new year of Cliteracy – your LSE source for judgement-free, no shame chat about what we’re all thinking about: sex. Avid readers of The Beaver (if you’re out there) may remember my witty…

Four out of five stars for Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory

Pedro Almodóvar’s last film, “Julieta” (2016), was disappointing; he seemed stagnated by success.  Appearances can be misleading however, as his new film “Pain and Glory” (Dolor y Gloria) handily demonstrates. In it, Almodóvar takes a new approach: a self-reflection on…

What to expect in October – a guide to upcoming films and TV shows

Whether you need a break from university already or are recovering from Freshers’, here’s how you can keep busy. Halloween is just around the corner, so what better way to get you into the Halloween spirit than by experiencing the…

The One Where the World Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Friends

25 years ago on 22 September the world witnessed the birth of one of the most iconic sitcoms of all time – Friends. Since then, we have followed the fast-paced lives of 6 adults in their mid-twenties as they struggled…

Rod Liddle – The Great Betrayal

The controversial journalist returns with a polemic that explains why Brexit hasn’t happened, and why it is unlikely to happen. But what – if anything – would Rod’s Brexit look like? It’s all maths, really. Not the ordinary democratic maths,…

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