Part B

Arts and Culture reviews, previews, and comment pieces.

Review – The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy’s second novel, unlike her massively successful debut The God of Small things, has not made it to the Man Booker Prize shortlist. This is unsurprising. The book is good, yes, and fans will find many of the elements…

‘Predictability And its Limits’ In its Final Week

By Yap Lay Sheng, Staff Writer Entering its final week, LSE Arts’s latest exhibition ‘Predictability and its Limits’ is yet another creative exploration of the intersection between arts and the social science exhibited at the Atrium Gallery. On view are…

Reviewing Baz Luhrmann’s ‘William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet’ (1996)

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  Newsweek famously wrote that Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet is ‘So enslaved by its worship of Energy that you want to slip it a Valium.’ But after watching the film and comparing it with Shakespeare’s original play, I find…

Book review : Charlie Raymond’s “Hired, Fired, Fled”

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. Fourteen jobs in fifteen years. That’s how long it took Charlie Raymond to come as close as he could to career contentment. From Africa to Europe, North America, and the Middle East, Raymond’s ‘BCO’ or ‘Blind Career Obsession’ takes him…

Food Review: Hotdog and Burger flavoured Ice Cream

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  The Greene King Burger & Hot Dog Festival kicked off on June 1st, with the pub giant launching limited edition hot dog and burger flavoured ice creams in pubs across the UK. The unusual flavours were created by…