Entries by Sam Parker from 11/2011

St James' Park - Why Newcastle Fans Renamed Mike Ashley Years Ago

| Posted 11.10.2011 | UK

St James' Park sits at the top of Newcastle like a colossus. I can see it from my window as I type. To a football-mad region, it is reassuring presence - a 52,409 seat monument that stands strong in the whirlwind of madness and mismanagement that has engulfed the club for decades.

Celebrity Chefs: The Christmas Bestseller Battle

Posted 11.21.2011 | Huffington Post

Being a celebrity chef involves a lot more than just knocking up a decent souffle these days. From saving the world's fish supplies to holding off...

Sod You, Movember Man

| Posted 11.21.2011 | UK

Like not being a millionaire, not being capable of growing a beard upsets me because I know I'd be bloody good at it.

'How To Be A Writer' Author Sally O'Reilly (INTERVIEW)

Posted 11.22.2011 | Huffington Post

They say there's a book in everyone, and there's certainly no end to courses and guides that claim they can help us unleash our inner epic. But what i...

Dr Ozzy: 'I'm More Likely To Bite The Head Off A Lettuce These Days' (INTERVIEW)

Posted 11.22.2011 | Huffington Post

What becomes of our rock and roll heroes? Some die young and remain as we remember them forever, others grow old and end up selling us car insurance -...

Jonathan Ross On His Comic Book 'Turf' (INTERVIEW)

Posted 11.22.2011 | Huffington Post

Jonathan Ross is wet. I don't mean that metaphorically - his handshake is as robust as it looks on television - but in the literal sense. He's just...

The Friday Poem: 'Coat' By Vicki Feaver

Posted 11.25.2011 | Huffington Post

Every Friday, Huffington Post Culture picks a poem for your weekend. Today: Coat by Vicki Feaver. Vicki Feaver is an award-winning poet living in S...

Top Ten Best Childrens' Christmas Books

Posted 11.28.2011 | Huffington Post

Every Christmas morning, thousands of children across the land sit among piles of wrapping paper glowing with pleasure at their latest bike, video gam...

Haddon Sundblom: The Man Who Painted Christmas

Posted 11.28.2011 | Huffington Post

It’s a question many children wonder at this time of year: just how old is Santa Claus? The answer of course depends on which version of him you...

Photos Of The Year - British Wildlife Photography Awards

Posted 11.29.2011 | Huffington Post

In September the British Wildlife Photography Awards revealed a stunning showcase of winning photographs that capture British wildlife in all its vari...

2011's Award-Winning Books

Posted 11.29.2011 | Huffington Post

A 'prize winner' sticker is a powerful thing in the book world, which is why literary awards - particularly the big ones - are important for far more ...