Entries by Sam Parker from 01/2012

The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe Set For 'Less Posh' Stage Version

Posted 01.03.2012 | Huffington Post

An award-winning theatre director is planning to reimagine The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe for the modern age – by doing away with the ‘posh...

Ronald Searle Dead: St Trinian's Cartoonist Dies

Posted 01.03.2012 | Huffington Post

St Trinian's cartoonist Ronald Searle has died aged 91. Searle, whose drawings of the badly-behaved school girls inspired a series of films since t...

Ronald Searle Obituary

Posted 01.03.2012 | Huffington Post

Ronald Searle, the creator of the terrors of St Trinian's, was the most biting satirical cartoonist of his generation. His work, published worldwid...

Tolkien And Made Up Languages From Fiction

Posted 01.03.2012 | Huffington Post

If humans could live as long as some of J. R. R. Tolkien’s famous fantasy characters, the author himself would have turned 120-years-old today (3rd ...

2011 Costa Book Awards Winners Announced

Posted 01.04.2012 | Huffington Post

Some bold choices in the 2011 Costa Books Awards has seen Andrew Miller beat Booker Prize winner Julian Barnes to win Best Novel and Matthew Hollis's ...

2012 Culture Highlights: Unmissable Books And Arts Events

Posted 01.04.2012 | Huffington Post

Belts may be tightening, libraries may be closing, art funding may be shrinking - but let's look on the bright side this January, the UK is still a gr...

Miniature World By Paul Stephens

Posted 01.04.2012 | Huffington Post

A vivid metaphor for the way in which corporate branding dominates our lives, or just an excuse to imagine what the world would be like if we were two...

Mike Skinner Leaks Details Of New Streets Memoir

Posted 01.04.2012 | Huffington Post

From the man once embarrassingly dubbed ‘Shakespeare for clubbers’, a book should be an exciting prospect. Unfortunately, Skinner devotees hopi...

Duchess Of Cambridge Becomes Patron Of The National Portrait Gallery And The Art Room

Posted 01.05.2012 | Huffington Post

The Duchess of Cambridge reiterated her support for the art world today by become the patron of the National Portrait Gallery and The Art Room. On ...

2012 World Heritage Calendar In Online Version

Posted 01.05.2012 | Huffington Post

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Panasonic have released an online version of the 2012 World Heritage Calendar in five languages. A UNESCO Worl...

Amazing Optical Illusions By Oleg Shuplyak (PICTURES)

Posted 01.05.2012 | Huffington Post

These amazing optical illusions have been created by Ukrainian artist Oleg Shuplyak. Merging portraits of famous figures from art and fiction with ...

The TV Book Club Goes Interactive To Critique 'Unputdownable' Reading List

Posted 01.05.2012 | Huffington Post

Literature lovers who feel somewhat undernourished by mainstream TV schedules, fear not: The TV Book Club is returning to More4 at the end of the mont...

Eve Arnold Dead: Photographer Of Marilyn Monroe Eve Arnold Dies

Posted 01.05.2012 | Huffington Post

Eve Arnold, the American photographer famous for her portraits of Marilyn Monroe, has died aged 99. She was due to turn 100 in April. Born in Phila...

Yayoi Kusama Exhibition To Feature 'The Obliteration Room' (PICTURES)

Posted 01.05.2012 | Huffington Post

Running up until March, the Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art is celebrating the work of 82-year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama with a major exhibition...

'Amazing' Tops Banned Words Wish List

Posted 01.05.2012 | Huffington Post

If you could ban any word from the English language, what would it be? According to an annual poll taken by a Michigan university, the first to be ...

Tolkien Rejected For Nobel Prize Because Of 'Poor Storytelling'

Posted 01.06.2012 | Huffington Post

J. R. R. Tolkien may have won over millions of devoted fans across the globe with The Lord of the Rings, but to a small committee in Sweden known as t...

Chile To Change Pinochet's Regime From 'Dictatorship' To 'Military Regime' In School Textbooks

Posted 01.06.2012 | Huffington Post

"He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future," wrote George Orwell in 1984. Now, critics of the r...

Dear Photograph: The Blog That Brings Your Past And Present Together

Posted 01.06.2012 | Huffington Post

Now and then you hear a story that restores your faith in the internet, both as a global sharing tool that can be used as a force for good and as a me...

The Friday Poem: 'Fiere' By Jackie Kay

Posted 01.06.2012 | Huffington Post

Every Friday, Huffington Post Culture picks a poem for your weekend. Today: Fiere by Jackie Kay. One of the UK’s most prolific poets and authors,...

World's Most Expensive Book 'Birds Of America' To Be Auctioned For £6.5m

Posted 01.06.2012 | Huffington Post

A copy of Birds of America, the most expensive book in the world, is to go under the hammer later this month at Christie's and is expected to sell for...

New Stamps Celebrate Roald Dahl

Posted 01.09.2012 | Huffington Post

Roald Dahl's work is being celebrated in a set of special stamps. The set of six Royal Mail stamps, which also depict the work of illustrator Quent...

Vermeer Show In Cambridge Attracts Record Crowds

Posted 01.09.2012 | Huffington Post

Who says all the biggest art shows go to London? A collection of paintings depicting women by 17th-century Dutch masters, headlined by Johannes Ve...

David Bowie Mosaic Art Marks 65th Birthday (PICTURES)

Posted 01.09.2012 | Huffington Post

David Bowie has never been afraid to experiment with his image, so the rock legend is no doubt delighted that his 65th birthday has been celebrated by...

'Under The Hawthorn Tree', Author Unknown, Becomes Publishing Sensation

Posted 01.09.2012 | Huffington Post

A good whodunnit? has always been popular in fiction, but the rarely does the mystery refer to the author rather than the story's characters. Welco...

Elton John Book On Aids Epidemic To Be Published

Posted 01.09.2012 | Huffington Post

Sir Elton John has signed a deal to publish "the very personal story" of how Aids affected his life. The book, which will be called Love is the Cur...