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…

The Houghton Street We Deserve

The stupidest thing Tony Blair ever said was that the twentieth century was the conservative century. In contrast, while the Conservatives often held office, rarely were they in power. If you told the progressives at the end of the Victorian…

The Ethics of Spectatorship and Violence; or, why can’t I just enjoy this play for what it is?!

My transition from humanities undergraduate student into social sciences graduate student has severely hampered my ability to feel pure emotion in relation to art. No longer can I attend an art exhibit, or a production, or anything remotely creative, and…

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,…

‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’ – Why I can’t keep apologising for Morrissey’s racism

“I hate sexual situations that are forced on someone. But in many cases one looks at the circumstances and thinks that the person who is considered a victim is merely disappointed.” (Interview with Der Spiegel 18/11/17 – Discussing allegations of…

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,…

Carne Ross’ “Not-So-Anarchist”

LSE postgrad Marco Rossi gives his thoughts on the contradictions of Carne Ross’ revelatory and controversial documentary ‘The Accidental Anarchist’ Undoubtedly, the twentieth century has seen an efflorescence in the political mind of the humankind. New thoughts and philosophical innovations…

Balancing Act

My tongue dances in front of the mirror. A waltz, tip-toe on an English ballroom floor, the French décor is très magnifique. Delightful music. An Italian composer? Russian perhaps? My tongue dances for an audience, powerful jury, it must perfect…

In the time it took me

In the time it took to see your bikini snap in a canoe I could have read both Descartes and Camus In the time it took to edit my tweet I could have seen the crazy woman feed pigeons in…

A disappointing season of “Games of Thrones”

2017: the year “Game of Thrones” ran out of dragon fire. Despite over one billion illegal streams the latest season of HBO’s Game of Thrones proved disappointing and underwhelming for even this self-proclaimed super-fan. Inevitably the story would contract as…