Satire can skewer a pompous or corrupt politician. But history shows it can also popularise its targets.
The history of smell in 18th-century England reveals the complex story of scent and personal space.
Too many satirists on social media misunderstand that it is humour designed to provoke change, not merely direct ridicule.
An audio version of an in depth article about the 18th century Enlightenment thinkers who promoted the potato as a way to build a healthy and productive society.
New forms of fiction and non-fiction writing told the stories of the plight of everyday working women at the hands of abusers.