Flipside

The 2019 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

In October 2019, Peter Handke received the Nobel Prize in Literature, an award whose legitimacy he once questioned. Not only does he recall Albert Camus’s controversial stance by doing so, his twofold description of the crudity and beauty of the human condition evokes the work of his fellow Nobel laureate

End of the F***ing World – with a bang, not a whimper ★★★★

It’s not enough to say that being a teenager is awful and end the conversation there. Charlie Covell, creator of End of the F***ing World, thinks so too. Before I go any further: there are spoilers in this review, so…

‘Moving to Mars’ Exhibition: where Fiction meets Science

Imagine packing only a small number of personal items, abandoning your normal routine, and uprooting your life wholesale. Those of us who have emigrated from one country to another can relate to some degree. But in the modern age, with…

“Pain au chocolat ou chocolatine?” Héloïse and Edouard weigh in on being French at LSE

You might think that all the French people at LSE already know each other, but you would be wrong: Héloïse and Edouard have never met before this interview.

Beauty’s Background

Toni Bestard’s short film Background, broadcasted on Arte this month, radiates a poetic understanding of cinema. It is a meta-narrative, telling a love story on a film set. In a way, the filmmaker and cinephile is making a declaration to…

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…

Pockets of Community: Enron Taster

A FLURRY OF shouting roiled in a classroom at 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields one school night. It was a hive of activity, tempers flaring, voices blaring. Someone yelled, “If the market closes below twenty-one, this guy’s fucked!” “Dropping!” “Oh fuck.…