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BIIG PIIG: Ham-mer Time ★★★★

Jess Smyth (Biig Piig) released her newest EP, No Place For Patience, Vol. 3, on 1 November, and continues to provide the ultimate soundtrack for a cozy afternoon. This newest EP solidifies Biig Piig’s trademark style, following the example of…

Revisiting The Little Mermaid— 30 Years Afloat

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, a coming-of-age story loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale of the same name. While the latter ends tragically, the movie is a fantastical adventure in which our heroine,…

Monos – Monos Goes Bananas ★★★★★

Monos deserves all the praise it’s received. This is a film with stunning cinematography, riveting acting, and captivating themes. Directed by Alejandro Landes, Monos follows a group of child soldiers as they juggle their emerging adolescence with the strict rigidity…

Get reading this reading week

Reading week is fabulous. University mandated time off. I for one will be spending the week doing just that – reading. Reading the menu of my favourite café to figure out which is my least guilty option. Reading the labels…

What’s on in November? We’ve got your back!

What’s on in November? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! The run-up to Christmas is always an awkward one. But fear not: we’ve got you sorted with the latest films, TV shows, albums, plays, and books! FILM The Aeronauts, Le…

Rafiki – Love in a hopeless place ★★★

“[You mean] the whole church was watching me and what I was doing?” “Yes.” This exchange from Rafiki encompasses the core tension of the film: the fear of constant surveillance, the intrusive feeling that everyone is watching and disproving of…

Ghost Stories – A Halloween Treat ★★★★★

To demonstrate the brilliance of this show: after I saw it, I couldn’t sleep until 3 am. When I felt a draught in the middle of the night, I made the perfectly logical leap that it was a melancholy spirit…

Angelica Olawepo on social mobility, fashion, and leaving Oxford

photography by Sebastian Mullen No one is happier to be at LSE than Angelica Olawepo. After spending a year on an access programme at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, she applied to study here. She  even travelled to attend the LSE…

Who Wants BURGERZ?

This summer, I had the privilege of attending the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, thanks to the incredible Fringe of Colour scheme, which provides free or discounted tickets to people of colour (PoC). The scheme allowed me to see incredible shows by…

Girl, Woman, Other – A Love Letter to Black Womanhood ★★★★

Bernardine Evaristo became the first black woman to co-win the Booker Prize, alongside Margaret Atwood. Her book, Girl, Woman, Other, follows the lives of 12 black women in the UK. Evaristo spins their disparate stories around Amma’s – a gay…

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