Thor: Ragnarok – a fresh pair of eyes on tired material

By Azeem Rajulawalla Another year, another Marvel movie (or three). Luckily for us, Thor: Ragnarok is a crowd-pleaser that doesn’t feel weighed down by the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 16 preceeding films. What distinguishes this film is its director Taika Waititi, the New Zealander best known for recent indie gems Hunt For the Wilderpeople and What […]

Journeys to Independence: “Informative insight into 20th century India”

By Khadija Kothia (BA History) As India celebrates 70 years of Independence LSE’s exhibition Journeys to Independence: India, Pakistan and Bangladesh captures the pivotal moments that shaped the subcontinent during the 20th century. Upon entering I am instantly intrigued. It’s a modest-sized room but with an abundance of content: a glass cabinet containing archives, a live […]

London in Time: Museum of London Review

By Sumayyah Lane (BA History) Since the renovation of the Museum of London’s entire ground floor, reliving London’s past is now an experience reimagined. Complete with reconstructed Victorian streets, spoken accounts and 7000 objects, the museum’s nine galleries present a detailed and engaging history of the city. This historical journey begins in the London before […]

Black Art in Tate Modern

By Kornelia Jaroc (BA History of Art and Anthropology) According to the curators, the exhibition Soul of the Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power was to celebrate the works of Black American artists in the politically and socially eventful two decades following 1963. The question is, is it enough? The exhibition offers layers […]

Death of Stalin: Comedy in the incompetent

By Azeem Rajulawalla (BA History) Armando Iannucci returns to the silver screen in this comedy-thriller-tragedy (it’s quite hard to place this film in one particular genre) to remind us all that he has mastered the art of satire. The Death of Stalin follows Stalin’s inner circle in the immediate aftermath of his death as they attempt […]