James Joyce was a medical student in Paris for a short period and made a doctor the protagonist of his first (and now lost) play. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

If the whole literary thing hadn’t worked out for him, James Joyce might have fallen back on one of his earlier plans and gone into medicine. He was a(...)

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(...)