Tag : comment

Transformers: When will it end?

3 years ago / 0 comments

There is a point when sequels, spin offs and TV series need to stop and take a break for a decade or three; and yet, even though the recently-announced plans for a further three Transformers movies after the release of Transformers 5 in 2017 (not to mention the slew of likely … Read More

Idris Elba ‘Too Street’? Yes please.

3 years ago / 0 comments

Anthony Horowitz, author of the Alex Rider series, has sent ripples through the entertainment community after his interview with The Daily Mail promoting his latest novel in the Bond canon, Trigger Mortis. Despite laying heavily into Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, it was his single comment about the possibility of … Read More

Outdated and unfair: it’s time for electoral reform

4 years ago / 0 comments

I never thought I’d see the day I agreed with Nigel Farage, but he recently hit the nail on the head, stating that it was the time for ‘real, genuine, and radical reform’ in our frankly outdated voting system. We have a system that works based on two major parties … Read More

Comment | Reflections on Robin Williams

4 years ago / 0 comments

Reflections on Robin Williams’ recent death have been widely broadcast and varied in their sympathy. This is often the case for opinions on mental health in general.If one positive can even be suggested to come out of such a tragic event, it could be at least that the historically taboo … Read More

Comment | Gaza- not the only issue

4 years ago / 0 comments

Over the past month there have been growing tensions in the Middle East. The most widely reported and well known issue is that of the Gaza strip. Israeli forces and militant group Hamas have been exchanging blows in the form of sporadic fighting and bombing, resulting in mostly innocent Palestinian … Read More

Comment | We need Internet activism

4 years ago / 0 comments

Internet activism gets a bad rap, in general. It is accused of being impersonal, of allowing people to simply click ‘like’, and then stop caring. However, I think this is far too cynical a view. With the right attitude, the Internet can be an invaluable resource for educating yourself about … Read More

Comment | Gender wage gap as prevalent as ever

4 years ago / 0 comments

The gender wage gap is a question that should have been answered years ago. It is amazing that we can claim to be upholding the precious Human Rights Act when 51 percent of our population gets paid less than the other 49 percent to do exactly the same jobs. After … Read More

TV | 20 years since the 'Twenty Something' hit our screens and never left

5 years ago / 0 comments

20 years ago this September,  the concept of the ‘twenty-something’ and a little-known actress called Jennifer Aniston stumbled out of a Greenwich Village street and into our lives. It’s been two decades since Friends first graced our screens and ten since the “The Last One” saw us finally say goodbye to … Read More

TV | Celebrity Big Brother – Boobs, bigots and bedlam

5 years ago / 0 comments

As what seems like the one billionth series of Celebrity Big Brother has come to an end, and the word celebrity is used in its very loosest sense, LSi reflects on the longevity of this TV show format and whether it’s really worth watching. Certain trends often implicate the popularity … Read More

Art | Farewell, Old Flo!

6 years ago / 0 comments

After braving the elements in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park for the last fifteen years, the colossal Henry Moore sculpture ‘Draped Seated Woman’, although commonly known as ‘Old Flo’, is facing a controversial move. The sculpture has been reclaimed by its owner, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, who plans to … Read More