Part B

Arts and Culture previews, and commentary pieces.


Close your eyes and calm down,  Run from thoughts that make you frown,  You hear my voice and nothing more,  And now – escape – as I count to four.  One, imagine the place of your peace,  Two, there, where…


Salomé Melchior writes about her father Laurent, whom she considers to be a sublime poem. He faded away recently and unexpectedly. For her, Poetry is the open sea where she may bring her father back to life through her vivid…

Le Piano Vertébral

Le Piano Vertébral by Salomé Melchior, 07/2020

Des rêves qui titubent (Stumbling dreams)

‘Stumbling Dreams’ by Salomé Melchior, 06/2020

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.

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.”

Pêcheur de maux

This poem cannot be translated literally because in French there is a play on words between “mots” (words) and “maux” (woes).

Fight Night Sonnets

Can the brutality of Fight Night be captured through the language of love? Fight Night was one of the last major LSE events held before the school’s unfortunate closure. How fitting then, that it was one of its best. Talent,…

An impression of The Lighthouse

Robert Eggers’ most recent masterpiece, The Lighthouse, is a black and white depiction of an insular maritime setting where two men share their solitudes. The film narrates the relationship between two lighthouse keepers, who navigate through scenes of peace and conflict.

Tongue (and suspended belief)

I can taste marijuana on the tip of his tongue. And his nose ring was cold from the Melbourne winter. I can trace ribcage under his skin, moving my finger across his tall stature like a pen that an artist…