Four years after its release, My Year of Rest and Relaxation has become a publishing and cultural phenomenon – with TikTok trends and film rights bought by Margot Robbie. But is it exploitative?
Marie Antoinette has become a symbol of female profligacy made up of as much history as she is of modern film and art.
From editors looking to ‘expose the false art of life’ to others taking up the cause of the marginalised, writers went anonymous to share their uncomfortable truths.
The Jewish holiday of Purim, being celebrated on March 17 this year, has an interesting tradition of satirizing life in yeshivas.
The satirical magazine has long been a unique example of conservatism and iconoclasm.
Royal satire has softened over the last 300 years, but audiences are more sensitive to barbs against the institution.
Twenty years after 9/11, in a climate of anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racist backlash, two comedians use satire to help change the stories we tell.
What has happened to political TV satire? It used to be sharp but this election it missed it mark.
It was funny at the time — but rereading Ben Elton’s 1989 bestselling satirical novel Stark today is profoundly unsettling.
The famed US satirist recently released decades of his work for reuse free of copyright.
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm won’t be the Jeff Bezos-backed David that slays Goliath. But the film does manage to skewer some targets beyond the White House, such as the creepy misogyny on full display.
A political action committee of longtime Republican strategists is using satire to attack President Donald Trump and influence American voters.
Puritans were often depicted as fools until they had a shot at government, and then the humour got darker.
The French satirical magazine republished the controversial caricatures of Prophet Muhammad. An expert says satire has often been a subject of condemnation.
Political satire is not dead – but it’s had to adapt since Donald Trump’s election.
What people find funny about politics depends largely on who is in power.
Amid the uncertainty and pain in the world magnified by COVID-19, puppeteers and jesters get away with telling hard truths and inciting cathartic laughter.
Donald Trump’s bizarre interview with journalist Jonathan Swan went viral this week. While some regard the US president as beyond parody, satire may be starting to bite as he slides in the polls.
If it’s escapism you’re looking for, watch Schitt’s Creek or The Good Place. But if you want a dirty dive that makes the real world look good by comparison, try It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
We all need reassurance and humour in the coronavirus pandemic. A best-of list of both biting satire and silly parody to beat the quarantine blahs.