Review

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…

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…

13 Reasons Why: just no.

A note to the show: I understand that a lot of teenage dramas hinge on how undependable the adult world is, but for the love of God, just go to your parents for once. 13 Reasons Why, with a three-seasons-long…

Best TV show: Fleabag: the heroine we need but don’t deserve

If the vision of Phoebe Waller-Bridge holding all her Emmys isn’t indication enough that she’s an absolute genius, watch Fleabag. Be it comedy, tragedy, family drama, romance or fourth-wall breaking, Fleabag’s got it all. The admirable economy of the show,…

The Crown Season 3: Helena-Bonham Carter is the true jewel in The Crown ★★★★

Ah, the monarchy. Whether you love it, hate it, or just think it’s weird that it still exists, both real and reel versions are inescapable. The Netflix series The Crown is back for a third season, with all the old…

Robbie Williams: The Christmas Present – a big lump of coal ★

If you are unlucky enough to receive this album as a Christmas present, don’t even bother taking it out of its packaging. Inside will only be Robbie Williams’ failed attempt at redeeming his plummeting popularity in the music industry: 28…

Emilia Review: ‘Clever Women’ Shine

Near the opening of the LSESU Drama Society’s production of Emilia, the oldest version of the title character proclaims: “we are only as powerful as the stories we tell.”  The telling of Emilia Bassano’s incredible life story features an all-female…

Your guide to December: film, tv, theatre, music, and books

Christmas is coming, and we’ve got the perfect guide of upcoming films, tv shows, theatre productions, music and books to entertain you on a cold winter’s night.  FILM For all the Star Wars fans out there, Star Wars: The Rise…

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