Conservative Backlash Forces DC Comics to Cancel New Comic Featuring Jesus as Superhero

Sumayyah Daisy Lane, BA History There’s a new superhero on the block and his name is Jesus. “Second Coming”, DC Comics’ new comic series featuring Jesus Christ as the superhero has been cancelled following huge backlash. Written by Mark Russel and illustrated by Richard Pace, the comic had been commissioned for six issues and was […]

Exhibition Review: “I am British Petroleum: King of Exploitation, King of Injustice”

Yasmin Elsouda, BA International Relations The British Museum (BM) partnered with British Petroleum (BP) to present “I am Ashurbanipal: King of the World, King of Assyria”. The exhibition began late last year and has just ended. This brings forward multiple questions: How did BP get hold of the items on display? What was the underlying […]

The Walking Dead-alum Steven Yeun talks about his new film, Burning

By Azeem Rajulawalla, BA History Last week, Lee Chang-dong’s Burning was released. It had already made waves at the Cannes Film Festival where it was in competition for the Palme D’or, particularly for its surprising and tense ending, which ultimately leaves you with more questions than answers. It deals with sexual frustration and social divides […]

SOAS Student Street Style

Francis “My favourite item that I’m wearing is this coat because it as affordable.” Roza “I really like trench coats – I fell in love with this one because it’s thick, raw denim, and it’s really structured. I like how this denim coat has body to it – the silhouette is different from your average […]

The Golden Globes: Award Season Has Begun

Zahra Banday, BA English Image Credits: Creative Commons It’s that time of year again where the red carpet is rolled out and glitterati emerge to celebrate one thing: themselves. Yes, award season has officially begun. Starting off the onslaught was the 76th Annual Golden Globes Awards. Hosted by Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”) and Andy Samberg […]

Shoplifters Is The First Japanese Film To Win at the Cannes Film Festival In Over Two Decades

Azeem Rajulawalla, BA History Image credit: ARTHUR MOLA This year’s winner of the big prize Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival went to Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘Shoplifters’, a social drama about a makeshift, poverty-stricken family relying on shoplifting to survive in Tokyo. The first Japanese film to win the Palme D’Or since 1997, […]