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Our last punch: reflecting on LSE Fight Night as our real bout against COVID-19 began

At the time of LSEAU Fight Night, sports leagues around the world were coming to a halt. Italian sports had already shut down and administrations around the globe were exploring the option of fixtures proceeding as normal without fans in…

Mulholland Drive: Can Film Be Philosophy?

If you study this Lynchian fever dream philosophically, it metamorphoses from a cinematic jigsaw into a subversion of traditional film narrative that provokes philosophical inquiry through emotion.

a bipolar blog: covid-19 pandemic special

TW: suicide, self-harm, substance abuse It’s been over a month since my last bipolar blog on friendship. I’ll chalk up my tardiness to trying to survive our new normal. LSE campus has shut down and everyone is scrambling to figure…

ICYMI: LSE memes in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic

Everything sucks, but LSE meme production has never been better. I thought I’d share my favourite ones about LSE’s shitty response to Covid-19. Beyond extremely driven student campaigning, the ubiquity of these memes should serve as further proof of how…

Dana White’s ‘Fight Island’ showcases the UFC’s unstoppable rise

Despite its danger, the UFC may just be the perfect antidote for a post-corona world With the sports world in lockdown, the UFC is daring to be different, or, perhaps, extremely dangerous. In early April, the UFC’s president Dana White…

Animal Crossing: A Stalinist Take

Animal Crossing is a wonderful game that has arrived just in time for us to escape the misery of real life. It has also planted the seeds of regret for when exam results come in and you realise island life…

Go Fuck Your Banana Bread

Hey, listen: go fuck your banana bread.  Alright – wait. Please don’t go.  I’m sorry for telling you to go fuck your banana bread. Ah, shit, there I’ve said it again. I don’t know what’s going on. Why do I…

L’heure jaune (The yellow hour)

“To my father, who transformed the famous “blue hour”, which appears when the sun is setting, and told me about the yellow hour… Thus, he is this poem’s source of inspiration.”

The Strokes – The New Abnormal ★★★

To those music lovers for whom the first two Strokes albums were formative in that utterly embarrassing early-adolescent period, the past fifteen years of sounds from the New York band have felt something like a trudge across an endless marshy…

How to SHAG: What is safe sex and are people even having it?

While spring typically laid the plot for people’s Hot Girl Summer, fornicating is about two meters away from many a single/non-cohabitating person’s grasp this year — at least it should be. Lockdown has provided many people with ample time to…