Hegel Bollard, 2016, by Stephen Brandes. Courtesy of the artist and Oonagh Young Gallery

Parc du Souvenir: Stephen Brandes Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin **** Stephen Brandes relates that he invented a kind of fictional alter ego, Alfred (...)

Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump jeers the media in front a crowd of supporters in July  in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Photograph:  John Moore/Getty Images

Richard Ford My old mentor and friend Shelby Foote used to say that a person couldn’t understand the US without understanding the American civil wa(...)