Part B

Arts and Culture reviews, previews, and comment pieces.

#metoo

Written by anon Before I go anywhere My parents always warn me about boys Be careful, they say Boys won’t keep their hands off you Don’t be too pretty Because even if the boys are wrong The consequences belong to you…

problem child

When she was little she screamed. Shrieks stabbed at his ears in the nights and in the days he drank coffee. Cups and cups of coffee. He walked stumbling and talked mumbling and when he sat his eyelids clawed themselves…

A light that never goes out: The Smiths reissue The Queen Is Dead

I don’t think there’s anything quite like hearing The Smiths’ legendary third album, “The Queen Is Dead”, in full for the first time. Thirty-one years after its initial release, record label Warner Bros have released a remastered edition, expanded with…

On Dylan and Decay

A personal exploration on identity and Bob Dylan — It started with a feeling, a feeling I did not understand and could not articulate. All I knew was that I must understand the urgency of it, translate it into my…

Is Political Fantasy the Sick Man of Television?

Despite a stellar reception from audiences and critics alike, the sixth season of HBO’s hit show “Veep” pulled in just 60% of the viewership it had enjoyed for the preceding five seasons. This is an issue for two reasons. Firstly,…

Kibele

Kibele (pronounced Chibelle) is a stylish Turkish restaurant on Great Portland Street in the medium price range. After only opening this year, they have done exceptionally well at making a name for themselves. The folding doors open out onto the…

Ibeyi: from Ash rises a louder voice

Two years after their first self-titled album, the twin sisters of Ibeyi came back with Ash, released this past September. Considering how brilliant the first album was, released when they were only 19, the release of Ash aroused high expectations.…

Kundera on Complexity – What we think we understand

It’s about facades and layers. It’s about rediscovering what you thought you knew. The short story “The Hitchhiker’s Game” by Milan Kundera featured in Laughable Loves underlines the depths and shallows of two lost souls. Kundera’s characters, together for almost…

The Life Goddess

The Life Goddess is an experimental Greek restaurant located on the quaint Store Street specialising in Greek wine and seafood. Drop by for a tapas lunch that changes every day or walk in for a light and colourful dinner perfect…

The stroke of a genius: “Loving Vincent”, the first ever hand-painted film

The film leaves the audience swirling through Van Gogh’s immediately recognisable French landscapes whilst familiar characters guide us through the emotional journey that lead to his tragic death. This is one for the aesthete as well as the heart-strings. The…