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Big red ball in NAB ‘might fall at any moment’ warns LSE Director

Dame Minouche Shafik has warned staff and students this week that the ‘big red ball’ suspended in the NAB was not nearly as securely fastened as ‘we could have previously hoped for’. The Director’s response came after reports that several…

Oh, Lewis Capaldi – how do I despise thee?

Oh, Lewis Capaldi – How do I despise thee? Let me count the ways. Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent is the worst album of the decade. Before listening to the 23-year-old public nuisance, I had in my head that…

sexual-groundworks.talk

When I talk about sex, I’ve always found it hard to strike the balance between frankness, sincerity, and discretion. In high school, for instance, a friend and I had an absurd ritual where we’d greet each other by shouting “Sex?”…

Album of the Decade – To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar

The 2010s were a musical roller coaster. Genres were explored, filled, and broken down. Records got labelled, shattered, and spun till artists topped the Forbes. Out of the mire of basic rappers and oblivious pathos-addled crooners, authenticity shone through. We…

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…

Villalonga: my father’s hometown

As the holidays roll around, and with just one week left of the term, I catch myself thinking about my origins. As a third culture kid, it’s difficult for me to identify with a single location. My mother is American,…

Cliteracy Class 6: A Tale of Tinder Titillation

Hear ye! Hear ye! We gather here today to commemorate the binding of two souls; one flesh and one algorithm. Just a year ago after one too many drinks, Miss PG made a fated scroll through the Google Play Store,…

Carol continues tradition of debauchery with the best of the AU out in full force

Oh Carol! I am but a fool. Darling, I love you, even though you treat me cruel. Once a year, the stars align and suddenly sinking a tepid beer at 6:45 AM becomes not only normal but thrilling; people who…

Colette, a modern soul in an old-fashioned world

The married life of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette is the story of a modern soul in an old fashioned world. She was engaged to Willy, an established writer, who overshadowed her. Set in Paris in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century,…

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