Entries by Sam Parker from 11/2012

'Nude Males' Art Show At Leopold Museum Sparks Controversy: Then Sells Out... (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.01.2012 | Huffington Post

An art exhibition about male nudes has proven a sell-out success at a gallery in Austria - despite causing outrage before it opened with a picture of ...

Love Letter From Lord Nelson To His Mistress Lady Emma Hamiliton Up For Sale

Posted 11.02.2012 | Huffington Post

An emotional letter from Lord Horatio Nelson to his long-time mistress Lady Emma Hamilton is up for sale. The letter, which is dated circa 1801, ad...

Extreme Unction By Nicolas Poussin Saved By Fundraising Campaign

Posted 11.02.2012 | Huffington Post

An important 17th century artwork by Nicolas Poussin has been saved for the nation as a result of a £3.9 million fundraising campaign. The oil pai...

Kelly Brook In Forever Crazy At Crazy Horse Cabaret (REVIEW + PICTURES)

Posted 11.02.2012 | Huffington Post

For the past 16 years, through the death of a Princess, the rise and fall of four Prime Ministers, a war on terror, a global financial meltdown, e...

The Week In Culture: 26 October - 2 November 2012

Posted 11.02.2012 | Huffington Post

What a week it's been in Culture. Halloween's had us spooked out trying to decide if a ghost from a certain theatre photograph is real or fake, mea...

Queen's Wardrobe Secrets Revealed In New Book 'Dressing The Queen' By Angela Kelly

Posted 11.05.2012 | Huffington Post

Top secret dresses for meetings with James Bond, no hats after 6pm and jackets embroidered by indigenous north Americans are just some of the Queen's ...

William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday To Be Marked With Plays Across Nation's Schools

Posted 11.05.2012 | Huffington Post

Thousands of children are to be given the chance to stage a Shakespeare play in a theatre to mark the 450th anniversary of the Bard's birth in 2014. ...

Body Artist Guido Daniele's Wild Handimals And Amazing Handscapes

Posted 11.05.2012 | Huffington Post

In the world of body art, Guido Daniele is both a senior figure and leading innovator. With a career spanning back to 1968, the Italian began worki...

How One Charity Is Tackling Complex Mental Health Problems Using The Simple Power Of Reading

Posted 11.05.2012 | Huffington Post

The Huffington Post UK joins The Reader Organisation, a charity celebrating its tenth year helping people with mental health problems using a differen...

Theatre Director Peter Hall Apologies To Downton Abbey Star Laura Carmichael For Sleeping During Her Show Uncle Vanya

Posted 11.05.2012 | Huffington Post

Legendary theatre director Sir Peter Hall has apologised to Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael after interrupting her final speech during the opening...

Obama Art: Paintings, Sculptures And Comics Inspired By President Barack Obama

Posted 11.06.2012 | Huffington Post

President Barack Obama's fall from American saviour and harbinger of world peace to fallible politician who might yet lose an election to Mitt Romney ...

What Inspires Me: Charlie Brooker

Posted 11.06.2012 | Huffington Post

Author, newspaper columnist and TV presenter Charlie Brooker tells us about the writers that have that inspired him, his thoughts on the US election a...

Election Miscellany: The Strangest Stories Emerging From The 2012 Presidential Election

Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Politics

311,591,917 people. 50 states. Two candidates and just one election. What could possibly go wrong as America goes to the polls in 2012? As voting g...

British Jobs For Obama If He Loses The 2012 American Election

Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Politics

It's the thought sending a shiver down the spine of the rest of the world - well, except Pakistan. What if we wake up tomorrow to see President Oba...

Beyonce Endorses Obama With Handwritten Note, Saying: 'You Inspire Us Every Day'

Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Politics

With the election going right down to the wire, Obama will welcome any boost to his campaign he can get - including a handwritten endorsement from a p...

Tiny Ripples Look Like Giant Tidal Waves In DebM's 'Waveart' (PICTURES)

Posted 11.06.2012 | Huffington Post

The swell of the water, the familiar tube-like shape, these wave pictures are spectacular - except they are only centimetres high. Photographer Deb...

Sienna Miller Naked Portrait: Artist Jonathan Yeo Paints Pregnant Actress

Posted 11.06.2012 | Huffington Post

A painting of a heavily pregnant Sienna Miller has been unveiled in a new exhibition. Artist Jonathan Yeo said the work, which is painted in oils, ...

Jamie Thomson's Dark Lord: Teenage Years Beats David Walliams And Frank Cottrell Boyce To Win Roald Dahl Funny Prize

Posted 11.06.2012 | Huffington Post

A book about a dark lord who unwillingly inhabits the body of a chubby teenager has beaten off competition from David Walliams and Olympics Ceremony s...

WIN: 2X Premier Eurostar Tickets + Raymond Blanc Cookbooks

Posted 11.07.2012 | Huffington Post

Eurostar have announced the appointment of world renowned Michelin starred chef, Raymond Blanc as its Culinary Director. To celebrate, they're offe...

Henry Moore's Draped Seated Woman Sold Off By Tower Hamlets Council To Meet Budget Cuts

Posted 11.08.2012 | Huffington Post

A council has gone ahead with the controversial sale of the Henry Moore sculpture Draped Seated Woman to claw back money lost in budget cuts, it emerg...

Google Marks Dracula Author Bram Stoker's Birthday With Gothic Google Doodle

Posted 11.08.2012 | Huffington Post

Anyone feeling particularly tired this morning as they go online could be forgiven if wondering if it's still Halloween. Google's new Google Doodle...

Andy Golub's Body Paint: Naked Wanderers And Surreal Human Murals

Posted 11.08.2012 | Huffington Post

If, like us, you've always wanted to walk around naked in public but fear being arrested or bumping into your Gran, body artist Andy Golub's work will...

Valerie Eliot Dead: TS Eliot's Widow Dies Aged 86

Posted 11.11.2012 | Huffington Post

Valerie Eliot, the widow and literary executor of poet TS Eliot, has died at the age of 86. The poet's estate said she died on Friday at her London...

Future Of UK Libraries 'Drastic' Says Unison Secretary Dave Prentis

Posted 11.11.2012 | Huffington Post

The future of libraries in the UK is in jeopardy because of "drastic" cuts and the "looming threat" of privatisation, a leading union warned today. ...

Spoken Word Poet Emma Ward Performs 'Trains'

Posted 11.12.2012 | Huffington Post

Emma Ward, 18, was recently selected to appear in Rhyming Thunder, a collection of work by young poets. She performs in Bristol at Arts House on Thurs...