Category: Politics & Culture

To what extent should we have a creative licence?

‘Public Domain Day’, otherwise known as New Year’s Day , marks the expired copyright on texts entering the public domain. A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh, Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd to name a few released in 2022. The significance of giving way to creative licence can be seen in the development since The Great Gatsby’s release in the US in 2021, with 34 new print editions published in the past year and the development of a television adaptation by Michael Hirst.

Why Germans Don’t Joke

By Luise Werner Source of puzzle picture Between the UK and Germany You might say Germans just don’t have any humour. I’m saying we draw an invisible, hard-to-define line where funny stops […]

You meme to tell me that was a party?

We have probably all seen culture secretary Nadine Dorries’ recent car crash interview where she seems as much of a parody as comedian Sooz Kempner’s mocking impression. This follows the seemingly endless flow of memes about this Tory government and the cringeworthy clowns who make up Boris Johnson’s cabinet.