Entries by Sam Parker from 08/2012

50 Shades Of Grey Trilogy Overtakes Harry Potter Series To Become Amazon UK's Biggest Selling Books

Posted 08.01.2012 | Huffington Post

EL James's Fifty Shades trilogy has outsold JK Rowling's seven-book Harry Potter series on Amazon's UK site. James has sold more than four million ...

Remembering Gore Vidal As America's Young Literary Heartthrob (PICTURES)

Posted 08.01.2012 | Huffington Post

Gore Vidal was one of America's greatest authors, playwrights and political commentators, yes - but also in his day one of the country's foremost inte...

Win: An Erotic Book Collection That Spanks 50 Shades Of Grey

Posted 08.01.2012 | Huffington Post

Given that it's now outselling Harry Potter, we're going to go ahead and assume you've read the Fifty Shades Of Grey trilogy. The question is, ...

The Sprint For Shakespeare: Make The Bard Free Online Says Stephen Fry And Vanessa Redgrave

Posted 08.02.2012 | Huffington Post

Leading stars of stage and screen, including Stephen Fry and Vanessa Redgrave, have added their backing to a new campaign to make the first volume of ...

London Edition Of Time Out Listing Magazine To Be Relaunched As A Free Title

Posted 08.02.2012 | Huffington Post

The London edition of listings magazine Time Out is being relaunched as a free title. More than 300,000 copies of the weekly magazine will be given...

QUIZ: Can You Guess The Movie By These Graphics By Ji Lee?

Posted 08.02.2012 | Huffington Post

Last week we marveled at Facebook designer Ji Lee's brilliantly simple 'words with personality' art project. Now he's back with a new idea that att...

London 2012 Festival Attracts 12 Million People

Posted 08.07.2012 | Huffington Post

More than 12 million people have taken part so far in the UK-wide arts festival held to celebrate the Olympic Games. About 9.6 million have taken p...

Influential Art Critic Robert Hughes Dies Aged 74

Posted 08.07.2012 | Huffington Post

The man who changed the way we think and talk about modern art, the Australian critic Robert Hughes, has died. Hughes passed away in hospital in Ne...

Robert Hughes Criticising, Commentating And Clashing Like Only He Could (VIDEO)

Posted 08.07.2012 | Huffington Post

Whether it's explaining the purpose of art sat outside the Eiffel Tower or growling at anyone who believes Andy Warhol was a great artist, Robert Hugh...

Marvin Hamlisch Dead: The Multi-Award Winning Composer Passes Away Aged 68

Posted 08.07.2012 | Huffington Post

Acclaimed composer Marvin Hamlisch has passed away. He was 68 years old. Hamlisch collapsed after a brief illness and died in New York on Tuesday...

50 Shades Of Grey Becomes UK's Biggest-Selling Book Of All Time

Posted 08.07.2012 | Huffington Post

It's the news that will make literary snobs kick their bookshelves in disgust: Fifty Shades of Grey has become the best-selling book of all time in th...

Raymond Chandler's Famous Detective Philip Marlowe To Be Revived By Booker Prize Winner John Banville

Posted 08.08.2012 | Huffington Post

One of fiction's most famous private detectives is being brought back in a new novel by Booker Prize winner John Banville. The Irish novelist, who ...

50 Things 50 Shades Of Grey Will (Probably) Outsell Next

Posted 08.08.2012 | Huffington Post

It's pulverised Potter, it's demolished Dan Brown, and as we discovered this week, it's hammered the Highway Code - 50 Shades Of Grey is selling so fa...

Painted Pigeons In Venice By Julian Charrière And Julius Von Bismark: Worthwhile Art, Or Cruelty To Animals?

Posted 08.28.2012 | Huffington Post

Pests, scavengers, 'rats with wings'... the common pigeon gets called a lot of things, but rarely are they labeled works of art. But over in St Mar...

American Metal Company Produce Weird And Wonderful Book Ends

Posted 08.28.2012 | Huffington Post

Nestled in a quiet corner of Kentucky, America is a small privately owned metal work company called KnobCreekMetalArt. Amongst other things they pr...

Cherry Healey Quizzes HuffPost Culture Editor Sam Parker About Women And The Media

Posted 08.28.2012 | Huffington Post

Last week, TV presenter and HuffPost blogger Cherry Healey was on the hunt for professional journalists to interview about their work, as part of her ...

David Oliveira Draws Pictures With Wire

Posted 08.29.2012 | Huffington Post

David Oliveira's art looks like it's been drawn freehand across the world with a black pen - but in fact, it's all intricately assembled wire sculptur...

Light Fantastic: Artist Janne Parviainen Creates World From Light

Posted 08.29.2012 | Huffington Post

A kitchen is brought to life with vivid white light, while a green-hued bedroom scene could have come straight from The Matrix. These otherworldly ...

Paralympics Star Oscar Pistorius Follows Jessica Ennis Into The Beano

Posted 08.30.2012 | Huffington Post

The start of the Paralympics is being marked in The Beano with an adventure featuring one of the expected stars of the Games. Oscar Pistorius joins...

Meet Northumberlandia: The New Public Art Goddess Hoping To Rival The Angel Of The North

Posted 08.30.2012 | Huffington Post

A 1,300ft-long reclining woman which is the world's largest human form sculpted into the landscape is to open to the public next month. People will...

Pippa Middleton's Book 'Celebrate': Here's The Cover...

Posted 08.30.2012 | Huffington Post

The Duchess of Cambridge's sister has written a book about a subject close to her heart - entertaining. Pippa Middleton has penned what her publish...

22 Quotes About Family

Posted 08.30.2012 | Huffington Post

You didn't ask for them, you can't change them, and yet of all the people on earth they're likely to know you best and be the most important to you. ...

Ian Berry - Aka 'Denimu' - Makes His Art From Old Pairs Of Denim Jeans

Posted 08.31.2012 | Huffington Post

Jeans have gone through quite a few trends in their time. We've had straight cut, flairs, distressed, those skinny ones you can only wear if you've go...