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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.…

Strong is the new beautiful

A shift in women’s representation in the Gulf media As a Saudi woman interested in media and gender studies, when I watched the Indian movie Mary Kom back in 2014, I thought it to be the perfect example of empowering…

In memory of Naomi Hersi: Exploring the Exhibition

In celebrating LGBQT+ History month, LSE Arts are hosting an exhibition detailing key QTIPOC campaigners, their experiences and their fight for equal rights through visual media. You are immediately faced with a bold, life-sized painting drafted by Amir Khadar. Khadar’s…

An interview with the LSE graffiti artist

I guess we first want to ask about the location. How did you choose it and why? Well, a big part of the decision was definitely convenience. I had to avoid getting caught so I chose a spot that was…

“Stegosaurus”: a play about eating disorders and mental health at the VAULT Festival

Described as “emotion in its purest, most innocent form” from Broadway Baby and a “powerful drama” by The Sunday Times, “Stegosaurus” is a one-woman performance seen as a vivid exploration of mental ill health that everyone can relate to. Based…

Night

The moon on the sea has polished a mirror Etched its image in dull quicksilver The cicadas sing in the evening shadows As summer wanes and slowly mellows The night murmurs in bewitching charm Fills the spirit with a nostalgic…

Monsoon

I fell asleep all too soon Lulled by the quietening monsoon Pattering away on the roofs A thousand pairs of thundering hooves Down and down poured the sheets of rain Enough to render me insane The world seemed to fade…

the art of old films

Old doesn’t mean the hard hitting box office slams of the 2000s or the love stories to the tune of Norah Jones albums from the 90s. It means black and white, shadows looming on walls, female protagonists delicately and dramatically…

Death of the Disposable

Over Christmas, in an attempt make the most of the short period of time between lectures and exams, I decided to restrict my social media usage. With Lent term exams looming and limited time to spend with friends and family,…

Conceptual Art in St Paul’s Cathedral

Every time I’ve walked past St Paul’s Cathedral, I’ve wanted to go in, but it was too late, or I had somewhere to be. Without making a point of visiting, I’m not sure I would have made it in. But,…

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