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Dreamland: Part III

It is December 2030. Tom is a young man intent on saving his older brother, who resides in ‘Dreamland’. Dreamland is a drug house for the rich, hidden underneath Soho Square. No man has ever left Dreamland. Tom has entered the hallucinatory passages that have ensnared so many, never to return to the real world. As he faces increasing abuses to his senses and his body, he finally finds what he had been looking for. His brother.

Dreamland: Part II

By Michael Shapland, 3rd Year; Illustration by Karen Chen. II  It is December 2030. Tom is a young man intent on saving his older brother, who resides in ‘Dreamland’. Dreamland is a drug house for the rich, hidden underneath Soho…

Dreamland: Part I

By Michael Shapland, 3rd Year; Illustration by Karen Chen. I  It is December 2030. Tom is a young man intent on saving his older brother, who resides in ‘Dreamland’. Dreamland is a drug house for the rich, hidden underneath Soho…

Headie One – Edna – Different Vibe, Same Brilliance ★★★★

Drill is an acquired taste, but it is a joy for the initiated. There is an aggression and vitality in drill music, rarely found in other genres. However, this energy often originates from uncomfortable places. Songs relating to real-life stabbings…

‘The Prime Ministers’: a nuanced reading of politics for a divided age ★★★★

Reading Steve Richards’ expert account featuring everything from Labour PM Harold Wilson to Boris Johnson brings forth the shocking revelation: Prime Ministers are human beings. They have the same fears, the same hopes, and are prone to the same twists…

All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur – The José show is excellent sports business ★★★★

What Tottenham Hotspur lacked in success over the 2019/20 season, they made up for in attention. The hiring of José Mourinho in November 2019 proved a turning point for both the club’s season as well as the future of Amazon…

KSI’s power of personality shows Esports the blueprint for future success

How one of YouTube’s biggest stars showcases the importance of personality in Esports and why this may be a problem It is November 2019. At LSE, outside the Centre Building, a small crowd has gathered. Sporting cries fill the air.…

Who is the real Simon Hix?

By Michael Shapland and Jamie Boucher Simon Hix, Pro-Director for Research, professor, and lecturer at LSE, is a significant figure both within LSE’s leadership and the university culture itself. Coming from a state school background to study at the undergraduate…

Dana White’s ‘Fight Island’ showcases the UFC’s unstoppable rise

Despite its danger, the UFC may just be the perfect antidote for a post-corona world With the sports world in lockdown, the UFC is daring to be different, or, perhaps, extremely dangerous. In early April, the UFC’s president Dana White…

Leo Marley TV ‘Hot Topics’ – Too Hot to Handle ★★★★

Being schooled in the art of YouTube procrastination myself, it was a joy to behold traces of many of YouTube’s top comedy channels in Third Year LSE student Leo Marley’s ‘LSE Hot Topics’. There were the close-ups and sharp edits…