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  • Private Eye sees sales spike in tough political times
  • Private Eye sees sales spike in tough political times
    Private Eye (2016) ©

Private Eye sees sales spike in tough political times

What do Margaret Thatcher and Donald Trump have in common? Both have been held responsible for boosting the sales of UK-based, satirical news magazine Private Eye. Because people of all generations know that when times are tough, it’s good to have a laugh.



  • ‘Dumpster fire’ was America’s word of the year

    ‘Dumpster fire’ was America’s word of the year

    The American Dialect Society (ADS) has selected 'dumpster fire' to define the collective mindset of the US over 2016. The term conveys the concept of an uncontrollable disaster, marking a notably sarcastic response to a serious issue, and suggesting a cavalier attitude towards the future.

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    Why do emotions trump facts?

    If Faisal Islam, Ralph Keyes and the New York Times are to be believed, the Trump candidacy and the vote for Brexit show we've entered a post-truth era – a world where emotion and populism win out over facts and experts. But is it true? And do emotional appeals really trump facts and figures?

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    Nihilist memes: misery goes viral

    Memes are part of the fabric of internet culture. But at a time when there’s such a disparity between reality and social media perfection, the subversion of the classic meme format reflects a shift in how people express themselves digitally. How do nihilist memes show the silver lining of sadness?

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    Deliciously Stella: satirising the #eatclean craze

    Instagram is awash with wellness bloggers posting pics of macrobiotic salads and Lycra-clad abs. How’s the average person expected to keep up? Bella Younger glamorises an alternative lifestyle with Deliciously Stella, choosing crisps over kale and a deep-fat fryer over a NutriBullet.