Donald Trump: the golf-carting embodiment of transgression. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

For a long time the hippest word in art criticism was “transgressive”. One of the things that defined a work as modern was the breaking of taboos. And(...)

Queen Elizabeth mingles with guests attending a garden party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace: the queen was caught on camera saying  that Chinese officials  who visited last year had been “very rude” to the British ambassador. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Printed on a card as thick as a slim volume of poetry and as stiff as a steel girder, the invitation hit the floor with a clatter when it arrived: “Th(...)

Brilliant act of reappropriation: DruidShakespeare, featuring Aisling O’Sullivan as Henry V, invites us to experience Shakespeare’s histories through an Irish lens. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/New York Times

In the late 1980s, when I began research on what turned into my book 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, I had never heard of the Irish (...)

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh bid farewell to President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina at the end of their official visit at Windsor Castle this morning. Photograph: Getty

The Queen bid farewell to President Michael D Higgins this morning, drawing to a close a historic four-day state visit to the UK. The p(...)

Mr Higgins will be honoured at a state banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle. Photograph:L Andrew Winning/Reuters

Áras an Uachtaráin has released details of the upcoming state visit by President Michael D Higgins to Britain. The visit follows the successful(...)