Entries by Sam Parker from 02/2012

Let Them Eat Cake: Diamond Jubilee Honoured By The Cake Store

Posted 02.01.2012 | Huffington Post

The Cake Store has turned its cake making genius to producing a sculpture of Her Majesty to kick start the Diamond Jubilee party celebrations this yea...

Poet Laureate Compared To Writers Of 'Mills & Boon'

Posted 02.01.2012 | Huffington Post

The work of Carol Ann Duffy, the Poet Laureate, has been compared to "Mills & Boon" authors in a damning attack by the Oxford Professor of Poetry....

Spot The Artist: Cecilia Paredes' Amazing Wallpaper Art

Posted 02.01.2012 | Huffington Post

Like Levi Van Veluw in his project Origin of the Beginning, Cecilia Paredes is an artist who tends to get lost in her work. The Peruvian artist use...

Jodi Kantor Discusses Her Book 'The Obamas: A Mission, A Marriage' (VIDEO + EXTRACT)

Posted 02.01.2012 | Huffington Post

Jodi Kantor’s new book The Obamas: A Mission, A Marriage is the story of America’s first couple and how their relationship has struggled to adapt ...

'Before Watchmen': Watchmen Prequels Announced By DC Comics

Posted 02.01.2012 | Huffington Post

It is news that will delight comic book fans across the world - DC Comics are planning to release a series of prequels to Watchmen. One of the most...

50 Years Of The Sunday Times Magazine Celebrated In New Exhibition

Posted 02.01.2012 | Huffington Post

At a time when newspapers and magazines are in broad decline and scrambling to transfer to the internet, the Sunday Times Magazine 50th Anniversary ex...

New Strikes Hit National Gallery

Posted 02.02.2012 | Huffington Post

Workers at the National Gallery will stage another strike today in a continuing row over jobs. Members of the Public and Commercial Services union ...

60 Photos For 60 Years: Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrated In New Photography Exhibition

Posted 02.02.2012 | Huffington Post

60 photographs chronicling the Queen's sixty years as monarch are to go on display to mark her Diamond Jubilee, In an exhibition we marked out at t...

Alicia Rius's Vivid Portraits Of Abandoned Cars

Posted 02.02.2012 | Huffington Post

There's something enchanting about these simple photographs. For us, they evoke a feeling from childhood, that sense of adventure and mystery that ...

Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist: Can You Tell The Professionals From The Amateurs?

Posted 02.02.2012 | Huffington Post

A well-dressed man laughing on the London underground, a break dancer mid-body spin and a child wincing as he's handed a gun are just some of the subj...

Prince Of Wales Slams 'Fashionable' Buildings

Posted 02.02.2012 | Huffington Post

The Prince of Wales has criticised modern buildings for their "fashionable" designs which quickly date and the "environmentally unfriendly" materials ...

Library Goers Turn From Romance To Crime In Most-Borrowed Book List Shift

Posted 02.02.2012 | Huffington Post

The location is the library, the victim is romance and the weapon is a well-thumbed hardback book. Crime tales and thrillers appear to have killed ...

National Libraries Day: The Real Cost Of Library Cuts

Posted 02.02.2012 | Huffington Post

To mark National Libraries Day, The Huffington Post UK travels to Newcastle upon Tyne where a soon-to-be demolished local library plays a vital role i...

London's Latest Public Art: Six Three Tonne Heads

Posted 02.03.2012 | Huffington Post

A circle of six massive stone heads were winched into place today as part of a new outdoor art installation. The carvings, which weigh up to three ...

David Walliams Takes On JK Rowling In Fight To Find Decade's Best Kid's Book

Posted 02.03.2012 | Huffington Post

David Walliams is to go up against authors including JK Rowling and Charlie Higson as they battle to see their titles declared the best children's boo...

Dickens' England: Past And Present (PICTURES)

Posted 02.03.2012 | Huffington Post

Charles Dickens' novels are about people: their struggles, their hopes, their weaknesses and their fears. As we approach his 200th birthday, we ten...

The Weekend Poem: 'West And East' By Adonis

Posted 02.03.2012 | Huffington Post

This week we've picked a poem by the man known as the greatest living poet of the Arab world - Ali Ahmad Said Asbar, better known by his pen name Adon...

Ebenezer Scrooge Tops 'Best Dickens Character' Poll

Posted 02.06.2012 | Huffington Post

Reformed miser Ebenezer Scrooge has been voted the most popular Charles Dickens character, according to a poll held to mark the 200th anniversary of t...

'It Was The Best Of Times It Was... Sod It Where's My iPhone?' - Kids Lack 'Attention Span' For Dickens

Posted 02.06.2012 | Huffington Post

Modern-day children are not being educated to read with the attention span necessary for a Dickens novel, a leading expert said today as the country p...

Would You Like To See Your Own 'Age-Map'?

Posted 02.06.2012 | Huffington Post

At first glance, Bobby Neel Adams' creations look like some sort of terrifying Frankenstein’s monsters. Actually what his Age-Map images represen...

Dickens Quiz: How Well Do You Really Know Charles?

Posted 02.06.2012 | Huffington Post

This week the world celebrates Charles Dickens' 200th birthday. Although he is not around to celebrate in person, his presence is as strong today a...

Prince Charles To Lead Day Of Charles Dickens Celebrations

Posted 02.07.2012 | Huffington Post

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be leading celebrations today to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens. E...

The 8 Best Ways To Celebrate Dickens In 2012

Posted 02.07.2012 | Huffington Post

In case you haven't read a newspaper or been on Twitter yet - today is the the day when the world goes officially Charles Dickens crazy. Events are...

An Exhibition That Will Stick In Your Mind: Chewing Gum Art

Posted 02.07.2012 | Huffington Post

Boris Johnson has called it “an unsightly stain on our beautiful city”. But where chewing gum is concerned it seems that one man’s trash is trul...

Yayoi Kusama At Tate Modern (REVIEW)

Posted 02.07.2012 | Huffington Post

To say that Yayoi Kusama captures people’s imaginations is an understatement. From her time as a performance art provocateur sticking dots on...