Oscar nominee Hirokazu Koreeda is bringing Dickens to 2019. We need it.

Hirokazu Koreeda is a busy man – and, recently, a very successful one. In the last six years the arthouse director has made five films, including Cannes hit Like Father Like Son, which Steven Spielberg enjoyed so much he quickly…

Christina Lauren on sexuality, racism, and environmentalism

Christina may just be best known at LSE as the resident LSELove commenter (more about this on page 19). But she’s so much more. She is an advocate for women and people of colour and the environment. She knew she…

The Gay Agenda

Here’s the tea. Year-round state subsidised iced coffee The dismantling of the oppressive structures of heteronormativity Recognition of cuffed jeans as a hallmark of bisexual culture Comprehensive sex education Stopping straight men. Just stop. Letting trans people use whatever bathroom…

We’ve come far, but not far enough

Another year brings another pride week, where we celebrate the progress of LGBT+ persons and its acceptance British society. In the UK, gay people were barred from the military until 2000. Civil partnerships, the precursor to gay marriage, weren’t legalised…

Inside LSELove

There’s something special about LSELove that I think says a lot about the culture of LSE in general: it isn’t even run by an LSE student. Now I won’t name her for legal reasons but the girl who’s supposedly behind…

Visual marvel “Alita: Battle Angel” throws everything but the kitchen sink

Having owned the adaptation rights to Alita: Battle Angel for decades, producer James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez have finally brought the famed manga to the silver screen. While it boasts amazing spectacle akin to Cameron’s Avatar, the picture is…

Open Book: Mental Health and… Pressure

Everyone’s mental health is different. No two people experience their environment in the same way, and so the pressures and difficulties we face at LSE are as diverse as the student body itself. This blog is an exploration of how…

“Nina” – a careful but lacklustre addition to Lesbian exploration in cinema

Nina and Wojtek are a long-married couple hoping to become parents. This familiar story is ruptured by the entrance of Magda, a cathartic force in the titular character’s restricted life. The romantic Nina-Magda dynamic eventually emerges as the film’s strongest…

Five Weirdest Sports That You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of

Ultimate Frisbee Perhaps, I should’ve titled this one just ‘Ultimate’, for I could well be getting a law suit from Wham-o-Toys who have trademarked the word frisbee. The rules are pretty simple, its basically like netball but instead of chucking…

The Qualitative Manifesto

The history of LSE is the history of subject-degree struggle. Political scientist, anthropologist, sociologist, historian, geographer, theorist stand opposed to the economist, accountant, finance consultant, businessperson for the century (and a bit) for which LSE has existed. For so long…