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Books | Stephen Hawking – My Brief History

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“Physics was always the most boring subject at school because it was so easy and obvious. Chemistry was much more fun because unexpected things, such as explosions, kept happening. But physics and astronomy offered the hope of understanding where we came from and why we are here. I wanted to … Read More

Books | The Fields – You’ll laugh, cry and remember your own time as a teenager

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Anyone with even a drop of Irish blood will recognise the scenes in Kevin Maher’s honest, unpretentious and highly entertaining tale of 13-year-old Jim Finnegan’s formative years in 1980s Dublin. But, even for those without aged Irish relatives and obscenely extended families, the antics of teenage boys are universally understood. … Read More

Books | A cheat's guide for Valentine's Day

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LSi Valentine’s Day reads for… The slightly masochistic lover: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë You may think you know the story from the various adaptations and Kate Bush song, but aside from the passionate love between the rugged Heathcliff, a man after my own heart, and the gentle Cathy, there … Read More

Books | Cheat's Guide to House of Leaves

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This week: Dangerously self-referential post-modern confusion from Mark Z. Danielewski. Abandon hope all ye who enter here. Who? Will Navidson: A photojournalist. Moves into a new house with his family and films everything. Things start to get a bit weird. Zampano: A blind academic. He wrote a thesis on The … Read More

Books | Bridget Jones – Mad about the boy

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Everyone’s favourite heroine Bridget Jones is back and, contrary to rumour, is as brilliant as ever. The arrival of the lastest installment of the Jones saga has been hotly anticipated since stories of it’s release broke in early October and, once published was devoured by myself in only two sittings. Considering … Read More

Art | D&AD: a design for life.

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Image courtesy of TASCHEN D&AD is an originally British and now wholly international organisation that rewards commercial creativity, the self-titled Nobel Prize of the creative industries. Their yearly annuals bring together the work of those who have been awarded their coveted Yellow Pencil, and a lucky few who have won … Read More

Books | The Woman Rebel – A graphic novel on the impressive life of Margaret Sanger

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The Woman Rebel is the first graphic novel that LSi has ever reviewed and a suitable one too, as the life of its subject, Margaret Sanger, was similarly unprecedented. As the first campaigner for readily available birth control and family planning advice for all women, Sanger faced prejudice, ignorance and … Read More

Books | Cheat's guide to Fathers and Sons – A modern lesson in Russian Nihilism

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Christmas is coming, and with it the usual familial inquisition of ‘what do you actually do at University?’ Fend them off with some high brow literature. This week: Russian Nihilism with Ivan Turgenev. Who? Yevgeney Bazarov: Nihilist, believes he’s outgrown the old ways of society’s traditions and morality. Basically Edgy Boy … Read More

Books | Cheat's guide to Pride and Prejudice – LSi read it so you don't have to

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Trying to land a date with that stunning Lit student from the floor below? Dazzle them with your feigned intellectualism, gleaned from LSi’s Cheat Guide. This week: bonnets galore with Jane Austen. Who? Elizabeth Bennet The feisty, yet attractive protagonist. Super pragmatic and an early feminist, could she be any cooler? … Read More

Books | Marriage Material – A fascinating and witty insight into racial politics

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For his debut novel, Marriage Material, Sathnam Sanghera has chosen an unusual looking glass through which to analyse the world: a newsagent’s. Inconspicuous though it may sound, the fictional Bains stores provides a fascinating insight into racial politics and Sikh culture, all set in Sanghera’s home town of Wolverhampton. The … Read More