Part B

Arts and Culture reviews, previews, and comment pieces.

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…

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…

After

Sometimes the monster rears its headSome days I can’t get out of bedGrey mornings and I feel the dreadBut no more wishes to be dead. There are times when I see the holeThe pit the chasm in my soulBut it…

Please give my body to the night

Please give my body to the nightIt never ceased to serve me rightBut though it tries with all its mightIt cannot save me from my plight Please give heart and mind to the moonShe’ll learn that they are damaged soonShe’ll…

Munch

I shudder with the crunchWith every munch I cringeI revel in the plungeI feel my mind unhingeFall with the novel punchWalk alongside the fringe

Thank you Ariana, for “thank u, next”

Ariana Grande’s rapid rise was unexpected; rarely does a Disney Channel or Nickelodeon child star shrug off their slapstick history and climb to such heights of popularity. With her high pony in tow, Grande released her fifth studio album and…

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…

Gay, Lesbian, Queer, Bi?

I’m gay. It’s a Friday afternoon, and as I stand in front of a crowd of teenagers, the words echoing in my head, my stomach flips. No one in this room knows me, but the paranoia of people knowing is…

Gay All Your Love On Me

Why Mamma Mia’s gay appeal runs deeper than shirtless guys and sequins I was raised on ABBA’s music. My parents owned lots of CDs, but after my brother destroyed them by lining them up and stepping on them, we mostly…

Crime and ‘You’

Another Netflix controversy Last year, Netflix’s show 13 Reasons Why caused public anxiety about the risk of a suicide contagion among teenagers – particularly in those who are vulnerable to bullying and stereotypes. The show portrays the aftermath of a…

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