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Why The Simpsons are needed more than ever in the age of Donald Trump
Writing on The Conversation in 2016, Travis Holland declared that The Simpsons had lost its way.
Trump baby balloon: why humour is such a powerful form of protest
An inflatable “baby” Donald Trump was the star attraction in London as protestors take to the streets to register their dissatisfaction with the visit of the US president.
Theresa May's Brexit crisis: how to oust a Tory leader
In case you were wondering, here's how it goes.
World Cup: Russia isn't safe for LGBT fans, and Qatar 2022 will be worse
Successes have left one pre-tournament talking point out of the headlines.
Five true-crime podcasts for the armchair detective in you
Everybody loves a good whodunnit.
How Brexit is making young Eastern Europeans in the UK fear for their future
'Brexit had me in tears – it has changed everything.'
From bath bombs to spy cops – why cosmetic store Lush took on the police
Lush has been at the centre of a scandal after it featured prominent window displays with police tape and 'cop/spy' posters.
World Cup: sexism in British punditry is clear for all to see
Everyone should be invited to the celebration of football.
Sex and the City is 20 – and still in fashion
How Carrie and co. made fashion a symbol of individual agency and choice.
How Russia is using international students as a weapon in the new Cold War
There are almost 250,000 international students in Russia.
Low expectations are stopping young disabled people going to university
Only 26% of disabled students achieved five A* to C grades at GCSE.
Love Island: Adam shows teenagers how not to treat romantic partners
'The ConversationRosie called out Adam’s behaviour, and it’s time we enable everyone to do the same.'
Can university graduates really become police detectives in 12 weeks?
The jury's still out.
What drugs are students taking and why are they taking them?
Drug use at uni isn’t just about getting high on a night out.
Why journalism students (and many who teach it) will be glad to see the back of the Daily Mail's editor
This is an industry in which old hands wear their tales of ill treatment like badges of honour.
Black history is still largely ignored, 70 years after Empire Windrush reached Britain
The arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury docks on June 22, 1948 marked a watershed moment in the recent history of immigration to Britain.
Love Island: audience reaction shows deep snobbery about accents
'Whilst Hayley might say some surprising things, it tends to be her accent that people queue up to criticise.'
Cannabis: how British laws around the drug have evolved
The case of Billy Caldwell has reignited the long-running debate over the medical uses of the plant in Britain.