• Language, Satire and Cafetieres: Interview with William Thacker

     Impact Arts spoke to William Thacker, author of Lingua Franca, on his experiences of writing his book and also some of the key themes of the piece. Can you tell us what the book is about? Lingua Franca is a satirical novel about a naming rights agency that rebrands...
  • Je suis charlie, and you should be too

    At 11.30am on the 7th January, armed gunmen stormed the offices of satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and injuring several more. Three men are currently on the run from French police, sparking a manhunt throughout the city of Paris. As the old saying goes, ‘actions speak...
  • The birth of a prince: A cynic reports

    In the Kingdom of Freedonia the populace continues their entirely unprompted and not at all media driven celebration of the birth of a new member of the royal family. Freedonia, a liberal democracy ruled by a line of hereditary theocrats, received long awaited news on Monday when the national...