Part B

Arts and Culture reviews, previews, and comment pieces.

Sleep with, not on, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Starring two of the finest (and finest-looking) actors of their generation, this underrated gem is as much a study of the baggage of thirst as of its timeless appeal. “Take off your clothes” “But you saw everything last night” “Well,…

The Ordinary Life of Arty Fishal

Arty Fishal is a regular guy. He lives in London, he has a job at a bank. He works six days a week. Every morning, Arty wakes up at 6AM to take the tube and gets to work by 7.…

Defying the stereotypes

Part B was reintroduced in 2015 as the Beaver’s well-needed arts and culture section. Today, it reflects a broader change on campus in all artistic domains. Although art can sometimes feel sidelined at LSE, artists and writers have been increasingly…

How can I ever change things that I feel?

Sexuality, home and change I look down at the lapel of my coat. Fuck. The badges. I forgot to take them off. Frida Kahlo and a gay flag stare back at me. I take one off, slip on the cool…

Rocks

I see rocks, cement blocks, gradually crumbling.Water flows and erodes them,wind blows and throws themaway.In time they melt.Slowly it happens everydayalways and anyway;watch it flow:panta rei. Warm hugs,smiles, laughs,shared mugs.Honest and rough. Those blocks that you built,Not in one off…

Colourism: Check your privilege

White people are not the only perpetrators of racism Last week, I overheard a troubling  conversation between a few of my boyfriend’s friends. When talking about the ‘types’ of girls they liked, one of the boys said that ‘Alexa is…

Nomad

I live in a suitcase,  My head rests on a pile of scrunched up multi colored socks,  Bedsheets made of folded blue washed out pair of ripped jeans,  Covers composed of warm winter turtlenecks and marine blue wool jumpers,  Constantly…

You know we care…

Pursuing Masters in Health and ID, I enjoy writing poetry on social issues. This poem is based on the theme- public-sector health insurance scheme.

Love/Hate

I was embarrassed when you first showed up That first night And my agony at your existence It intensified over time I am so sorry that I hated you For so long, every single day Ever since I can remember,…

We might not hate Trump’s wall forever

A review of Professor Callahan’s documentary Great Walls It was with unexpectedly good timing that I visited the Great Wall during a reading week trip to Beijing, barely a week before Professor Callahan’s documentary came out. As I watched the…