Zehra Jafree
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Lights Up on Jo Parker

For this (slightly late) Flipside pride interview, I spoke to second-year International Social and Public Policy with Politics student Jo Parker. Anyone who talks with Jo for long enough notices something special: Jo listens — properly listens — like no…

Nancy Hawthorn: Elle(SE) Woods

Nancy and I met on a rainy October afternoon. Waiting outside the NAB, I had an idea of what to expect from her: this was a law student with a law podcast and law plans. So when Nancy showed up…

DANIEL

Historically, Flipside covers have been ways to highlight the brilliance of the LSE student community. For the first time, we’re not covering a student. Instead, we’re featuring a member of staff: Daniel, the Library’s exuberant, endlessly intriguing cleaner. Daniel is…

The Last Dam Word #6: October ’20

“The liberal way of the Democratic party is so doomed to failure when you’re marketing things to upper-middle class millenials.” – Zehra Jafree In our wrap-up for October, we talk about Dolly Parton, the Netflix movie The Devil All the Time,…

Ameena Hamid: Making It All Work For Her

Ameena Hamid’s reputation precedes her: at just 20 years old, she is already the director and creative producer of her own theatrical production company. I first heard of her at the beginning of last year and it was a full…

Sam Rippon on Drama Society and dramatic life choices

Third-year Politics and History student Sam Rippon is well-known in LSE creative circles for his pivotal role in LSESU Drama Society of which he’s been President for the last two years. As his time at LSE draws to a close,…

Sex Education Season 2 – a letdown expected for a first-timer, not a second

Sex Education season one was pretty great. I remember it being good-looking, sexy, cool, aware, and honest, whilst, yes, giving the teenage experience a little too much credit. I didn’t leave my teenage years all that long ago. I certainly…

Call Me When You Get This: In conversation with Sebastian Mullen

Call Me When You Get This premiered on the 31st of January 2020. Second-year IR student Sebastian Mullen wrote, starred in, co-edited, and co-directed the film alongside his sister Sophie-Anne. I was lucky enough to see it prior to its…

Worst musical of the decade: Spider-Man Turn off the Dark

There is nothing in the world I wish I had seen live more than Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark — and I missed seeing Beyonce in 2009 because I was fighting with my mum. A Spider-Man musical, how fucking iconic. …

Best musical of the decade: Hamilton

I originally was going to talk about the best and worst play of the decade. I wanted to rave about something artistically mind-blowing, like Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. It’s a great show. If you haven’t yet,…