Bone Daddies: Japanese Soul Food

By Uswa Ahmed, BA World Philosophies ‘Japanese Soul food’? Well that’s what this restaurant chain claim to have on their hands. This little Ramen joint first opened their doors in Soho back in 2012 and now have 4 locations dotted all over London. I’ve heard the buzz around this place for quite a while now and […]

Food Review: Café Van Gogh, Brixton Road

By Lucy McCall, MSc Migration Mobility and Development Price: £ Taste: 9/10 Service: 8/10 Café Van Gogh believe in the power of food to bring people together, serving delicious, affordable and 100% vegan food. Situated at the northern end of Brixton Road near Oval tube station, the restaurant is a hidden gem, a charming sanctuary […]

Book Review: Fire and Fury

By Mariam Mahmoud The 2016 elections (the first to be held without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act of 1965) and victory of divisive businessman Donald Trump unleashed among the Left a kind of theatre, one obsessed with asking What Happened. The spectacle of the elections has lingered into Trump’s first year and […]

Triyoga in Soho

By Dhruv Ramnath, MA Social Anthropology The thought of twisting one’s torso to the ‘extreme’ right or at an angle one is not familiar with at all suddenly conjures up emotions and thoughts lurking at the back of the mind. Yoga offers a momentary release as well as an uncomfortable and then later, comfortable, pull […]

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls- A not so happily ever after.

By Khadija Kothia, BA History Fairy-tales. The classic story of the helpless princess, locked up and waiting to be saved by her handsome, golden-haired Prince Charming. A story unavoidable in childhood, and in an increasingly gender-equal society, a tale somewhat unsatisfactorily anachronistic against the barrage of increasing feminist campaigns. Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli aim […]

SOAS Drama presents: Spring Awakening

Teens, sex, music, dance and… a dystopic society? Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening (1891) premiered in 1906 Berlin amidst a climate of rising feminist movements in Germany. Anarchist and political activist Emma Goldman praised the show for addressing pertinent social issues around youth and sexuality: More boldly than any other dramatist Wedekind has laid bare the […]