Entries by Sam Parker from 09/2012

Daredevil Photographer Captures Rainbow As It Shines Into Giant Cave (PICTURES)

Posted 09.03.2012 | Huffington Post

So that's what's at the end of the rainbow! These are the stunning pictures that show light streaming into a deep cave - while abselillers lower thems...

Pure Magic: Artist Draws Photo-Realistic Playing Card In YouTube Challenge

Posted 09.03.2012 | Huffington Post

Think you can spot the difference between an object - let's say, a ripped up playing card - and a hand drawn replica of it? Should be easy, no? Wel...

'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius' Portrait, By Natalie Holland

Posted 09.03.2012 | Huffington Post

It's been a mixed paralympics for South African running star Oscar Pistorius. He entered the games as one of its most recognised and revered figure...

'The Ugly Competition' Proves Highlight Of 'Aste Nagusia' Cultural Festival In Spain

Posted 09.03.2012 | Huffington Post

Despite wide-spread unemployment and a crippled economy, the Spanish - like the British - are still taking time out for party or two. Last week saw...

Ian Rankin, Val McDermid And Lee Child Condemn Rival Authors Caught Praising Own Work On Amazon

Posted 09.04.2012 | Huffington Post

Best-selling authors including Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Lee Child have condemned "fraudulent" writers caught praising their own work on Amazon. ...

Paralympic Star Ellie Simmonds And Natasha Baker Honoured By Royal Mail Stamp

Posted 09.04.2012 | Huffington Post

Dressage rider Natasha Baker will be honoured with a special stamp to mark her second win in the Paralympic Games. Paralympic swimming sensation El...

Artist Builds New York Out Of Discarded Subway Tickets

Posted 09.04.2012 | Huffington Post

New York City is filled with commuters, so on any given day discarded MetroCards - the people's ticket for public transportation - litter the subway a...

Weird Writers' Rituals: From Dan Brown's Press Ups To Alexander Dumas' Apple

Posted 09.04.2012 | Huffington Post

Writers always get asked the same questions: where do you get your ideas from? How do you find inspiration? LOOK JUST HOW THE HELL DO YOU WRITE ...

Big Brother Creator Peter Bazalgette Made New Chairman Of Arts Council

Posted 09.05.2012 | Huffington Post

TV executive Sir Peter Bazalgette, the man behind hits such as Big Brother and Deal Or No Deal, has been appointed chairman of the Arts Council Englan...

Battersea Power Station Redevelopment Confirmed (PICTURES)

Posted 09.05.2012 | Huffington Post

The redevelopment of Battersea Power Station, one of the best-known sights on the London skyline, will begin later this year, its new owners said toda...

David Bowie Subject Of New V&A Exhibition: And The Ziggy Stardust Jumpsuit Is There, Too

Posted 09.05.2012 | Huffington Post

David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust jumpsuit and his hand-written lyrics are set to be the highlights of a V&A show dedicated to the singer "who helped chang...

Body Art Camouflage By Jean-Paul Bourdier

Posted 09.06.2012 | Huffington Post

These are the amazing pictures of painted models' bodies blending in with nature and landscapes around them. The bodies are painted so that they a...

Discovered: Lord Byron's Copy Of Frankenstein, With Love From Mary Shelley

Posted 09.06.2012 | Huffington Post

A copy of Frankenstein that belonged to Lord Bryon and features an inscription by Mary Shelley has been discovered in a family library - and is expect...

Damien Hirst's Plan To Put 65 Foot Statue Of Naked Pregnant Woman In Devon Town

Posted 09.06.2012 | Huffington Post

Damien Hirst's plan to decorate a small seaside town with a 65ft-high statue of a naked pregnant woman has gone one step closer to becoming a reality...

Street Art 3D Waterfall Delights Shoppers In China

Posted 09.06.2012 | Huffington Post

Well-executed 3D street art always raises a smile, and this new piece from an exhibition centre in China is no different. Covering more than ...

Children Find Books 'Embarrassing' And Are Reading Less Than 7 Years Ago, Report Suggests

Posted 09.07.2012 | Huffington Post

Today's children are reading less than seven years ago as their time is taken up with other activities, research suggests. It is not just novels th...

Will.i.am Inspired EL James To Write 50 Shades Of Grey

Posted 09.07.2012 | Huffington Post

It's the biggest selling UK book of all time. It's inspired a host of parodies, and even more column inches. In fact, some might say the 50 Shades Of ...

James Bond Memorabilia Auction - Including Car From Quantum Of Solace - To Raise Thousands For Barnardo's

Posted 09.07.2012 | Huffington Post

One of 007's trademark Aston Martin sports cars is the star of a sale marking 50 years since James Bond burst onto the cinema screen. The auction o...

Tate Britain Curator Claims Millais's 'Isabella' Contains Hidden Phallic Symbols

Posted 09.11.2012 | Huffington Post

New light is being shed on a star painting in Tate Britain's new pre-Raphaelite exhibition after phallic symbols were apparently discovered in the wor...

Booker Shortlist 2012 Announced: Hilary Mantel And Will Self Lead The Pack For The Prize

Posted 09.11.2012 | Huffington Post

The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2012 has been announced. The six novels in with a chance of winning this year's prize are: Tan Twan Eng - The G...

Artist Simon Beck Creates Snow 'Crop Circles' Using His Foot And A Compass

Posted 09.11.2012 | Huffington Post

Face it: it's over. Euro 2012 is a distant memory, the Olympic bunting is being pulled down as we speak and the wind is already whipping our ankles...

Kate Tempest: 'I Want To Talk To The People Who Don't Want To Listen'

Posted 09.11.2012 | Huffington Post

As her new solo play Brand New Ancients gets underway at the BAC, we speak to Kate Tempest, Britain's leading young poet, playwright and rapper about ...

Composer Benjamin Britten: Coming To 50p Coins In A Pocket Near You

Posted 09.12.2012 | Huffington Post

The Royal Mint has unveiled plans to design a new fifty pence coin to celebrate composer Benjamin Britten's centenary. The coin, which comes into c...

Meet Five, The Painting Elephant

Posted 09.12.2012 | Huffington Post

It's one thing not being able to paint like Picasso, Monet or Matisse. It's quite another to admit your brush skills aren't up to that of elephant. ...

The 5 Greatest Roald Dahl Moments

| Posted 09.13.2012 | Huffington Post

Nothing feels quite so bittersweet as remembering what it felt like to read as a child, when you'd nestle in somewhere safe and let your imagination u...