Part B Features

Alternative or creative features and comment pieces.

Withering Wodehouse?

While growing up, I was occasionally subject to my father’s gentle reproaches for not reading PG Wodehouse’s (“Plum”) novels. His ultimate compliment to a witty turn of phrase was “This is just Wodehouse”. My preference then was for, what I…

‘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…

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…

#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…

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…

The National’s Magical Misery Tour

Matt Berninger, an instrument-less poet of a lead singer in the mould of Morrissey, with baritone vocals as distinctive, stumbles about the stage with a mixer in hand.  It isn’t his first. The National, comprised of drummer Bryan Devendorf, his…

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…