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A more manageable lockdown, courtesy of LSE Yoga Society

Illustration by Gabriela Król  Overview & President Martha Reid Now, more than ever, LSE students need avenues to maintain their mental health, fitness, and sense of community at university. With no in-person counseling, sports, or classes taking place, achieving these…

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…

A Day in the Life of a First Year / Vaneeza Jawad

I moved to London in October last year, just before the UK testing confirmed one million Covid cases. Welcome to the bane of my twenties.  Now this may be hard, but bear with me: imagine sneaking out of your house…

What’s on Your Desk? Part I

By Bryan Ling This term has been a tough one for all of us, having to adapt to online teaching and learning. But for every change we’ve had to adjust to this term, the pressure is up tenfold for our…

Flipside Top 100 Songs of 2020: 10-1

10: Trust – Ane Brun  Album: How Beauty Hold the Hand of Sorrow Released: Nov 27, 20 Ane Brun’s stunning 2020 LP How Beauty Hold the Hand of Sorrow is perfused with heartbreaking lyrics, theatrical arrangements, and an endearing delicacy…

Flipside Top 100 Songs of 2020: 20-11

#20 Anyone Around – Jessy Lanza  Album: All the Time Released: Jul 9, 2020 In 2013, Jessy Lanza released her brilliant debut album Pull My Hair Back. With songs like Fuck Diamond and Kathy Lee, Lanza assured listeners of her…

Flipside Top 100 Songs of 2020: 40-21

#40 It’s Not Always Funny – Devendra Banhart EP: Vast Ovoid Released: July 16, 2020 It’s Not Always Funny captures something that is entirely under discussed in the artistic world: wryness. Picture that look in the supermarket aisles when you…

Covid-19 and the Bullshit Production

When it comes to watching an entire year of your life wash down the plughole, there are two schools of thought: some people sink into the deep pit of emotional emptiness and — despite their mums telling them never to…

Flipside Top 100 Songs of 2020: 60-41

#60 People on Sunday – Domenique Dumont Album: People on Sunday Released: Nov 13, 2020 This album was created to provide a soundtrack to a remastered 1930s German film entitled Menschen am Sonntag. Throughout Dumont’s masterful synth-electronica, the classical influence…

Flipside Top 100 Songs of 2020: 80-61

#80 Zane, The Scribe – Jyoti  Album: Mama You Can Bet! Released: Aug 28, 2020  Jyoti’s highly-acclaimed jazz album provided several memorable moments. Track #2 is one of them, with steady galloping drums and a sleek, smooth vibraphone setting the…