The Beaver Front Cover Awards

GAYEST COVERThe sex. The colours. The kiss. It’s all popping in this 2008 issue. BEST CARTOONThe giant student body breaks free of its bonds as an academic looks on. We live for the drama. THE ETERNAL STRUGGLE“HOPES FOR MORE LIBRARY…

“The Golden Glove” – a slimy slap in the face

The feeling of drowning in pig shit whilst simultaneously being set on fire is a sensation known to few. But those who braved the entire 110-minute runtime of Der Goldene Handschuh (The Golden Glove) understand this feeling. Such a disgusting…

A Journey Though Ramen Lane

Ladles of warming, creamy, intensely umami broth, painstakingly derived from animal carcasses, playing host to hand-formed waves of bouncy noodles, perfectly braised slices of pork and a myriad of other carefully chosen accoutrements. I am describing ramen. More specifically, tonkotsu…

The National throw us a curveball and a new album

Fans of The National should by this point be accustomed to the weird, but last week’s announcement of a sixteen track mega-album and a short film starring Alicia Vikander takes the band in a new artistic direction while continuing a…

“Light of My Life” – Affleck makes the familiar feel exciting

Light of My Life confidently conjures the common dystopian traits of emotional interdependence and high-stakes responsibility to make Casey Affleck’s second directing stint a success. Whilst the film fails to touch the soul like some of the genre’s strongest films,…

Bring Me The Horizon’s “amo” sets an evolutionary bar for the rock genre

Bring Me The Horizon are a unique band. Since their debut album in 2006, every forthcoming release differs to their previous work. With their sixth studio release, amo presents another directional shift that shakes up the rock genre for the…

“Sweeney Todd”: Applaud for Drama Society’s Final Bow

The end-of-year musical is the flagship event in the Drama Society’s calendar. In collaboration with the Music Society, master’s student Layla Madanat directs the viciously dark comedy-drama Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Musical theatre is a treat…

The Cast of “Sweeney Todd” on dream roles and theatre at LSE and beyond

As the opening night for LSESU Drama Society’s Sweeney Todd approaches, I had the lovely opportunity to join some of the major talent behind the production to talk about dream roles, film adaptations, and theatre at LSE and beyond. I…

Pizza and Pasta at Princi

It’s hard to walk past Princi without stopping and gazing through its large windows to its inviting interior. Bakers, draped in white, stand over deep, glass display cases housing picturesque, flaky pastries amongst a background of visibly crusty, tanned boules…

“Sauvage”: The Humanity of Urban Animals

With his charismatic and resilient performance, Félix Mauritaud proves to be perfect casting in this documentary-style study of gay prostitution in France. Director Camille Vidal-Naquet’s carefully created film channels an abundance of heart and harsh reality. The attempts to achieve…