Entries by Sam Parker from 12/2012

Paul Noble Favourite To Win Turner Prize 2012

Posted 12.03.2012 | Huffington Post

Paul Noble has been made the bookies favourite to win the Turner Prize tonight with his huge, intricate pencil drawings of an imaginary city whose res...

Turner Prize Controversies: From Banksy's Protest To Tracey Emin's Walk Out

Posted 12.03.2012 | Huffington Post

Tonight, the nation's attention will be temporarily fixed on modern art as the winner of our most famous art prize, the Turner, is announced. So of...

Photography Tips: Judges From Sony World Photography Awards On How To Capture A Winning Photo

Posted 12.03.2012 | Huffington Post

With only a month to go until entries close on the Sony World Photography Awards, we've asked some of the judges of the prize to share their tips on w...

WIN: A Kindle Fire

Posted 12.03.2012 | Huffington Post

Would you like to win a brand new Kindle Fire? Sure you do, it's got all this: 7" full colour touchscreen 8GB memory Over 22 million books...

Turner Prize 2012 (LIVE BLOG)

Posted 12.03.2012 | Huffington Post

All the action from tonight's big announcement. Plus some silly stuff. ...

Elizabeth Price Wins The Turner Prize 2012

Posted 12.03.2012 | Huffington Post

Elizabeth Price has won the Turner Prize 2012. Price, the former 1980s pop musician won for her “seductive and immersive” video trilogy and bec...

Men Who Stole £500k Henry Moore Sculpture 'The Sundial' To Sell For £46 To Be Sentenced

Posted 12.04.2012 | Huffington Post

Two men will appear in court today to be sentenced for stealing a Henry Moore sculpture worth up to £500,000. Liam Hughes, 22, and 19-year-old Jas...

Sex In The City Star Kim Cattrall To Star In Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird Of Youth At Old Vic

Posted 12.04.2012 | Huffington Post

Sex And The City's Kim Cattrall will take to the Old Vic stage next year playing a fading Hollywood star in a revival of Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bir...

Man Jailed For Stealing £500k Rhino Head From Museum

Posted 12.04.2012 | Huffington Post

A man has been jailed after a bid to steal a rhino head worth up to £500,000 was foiled by museum staff and visitors. Patrick Kiely, 29, of Eleano...

Cultural Icon Of The Year 2012: Vote Now

Posted 12.04.2012 | Huffington Post

After 430 years observing the Gregorian calendar, we've become a species of habits. At this time of year chief among them is looking back on the pr...

Nancy Huston Wins Bad Sex Award 2012

Posted 12.04.2012 | Huffington Post

Author Nancy Huston has landed one of the literary world's least coveted prizes after taking the Bad Sex award. She triumphed over figures such as ...

Ann Summers Tycoon Jacqueline Gold Thankful For 50 Shades Of Grey Effect

Posted 12.10.2012 | Huffington Post

Ann Summers tycoon Jacqueline Gold says the success of saucy literary hit 50 Shades of Grey has led to sales at her chain going through the roof. T...

Charles Dickens House Reopens After £3m Revamp

Posted 12.10.2012 | Huffington Post

The former home of Charles Dickens will reopen to the public today after undergoing a £3.1 million revamp to give the impression that the great autho...

Snowman Creator Raymond Briggs Moans About CGI And Says 'I Don't Like Christmas'

Posted 12.10.2012 | Huffington Post

Snowman creator Raymond Briggs has dismissed the use of computer-generated imagery (CGI) in films as "too perfect". The TV version of The Snowman h...

2012's Biggest Art Moments

Posted 12.10.2012 | Huffington Post

What have been your biggest art stories of the past 12 months? Picking just ten was difficult. In a year that saw London show off the best of Briti...

Sculpture Heaven: Henry Moore And Auguste Rodin Brought Together For New Outdoor Show

Posted 12.11.2012 | Huffington Post

One is considered the forefather of modern sculpture, the other is England's best known exponent of the art. Now, the work of two of the best known...

Creationist Artist Johan Huibers Builds Replica Noah's Ark

Posted 12.11.2012 | Huffington Post

Even by Old Testament standards, the story of Noah and the Ark is pretty, well, Biblical in proportion. All of the world's animals entering a giant...

Best Books 2012: What This Year's Award-Winning Titles Tells Us

Posted 12.11.2012 | Huffington Post

With an estimated 530,000 different books released per year in the UK and America alone, which of them make it past the panels of book awards - from t...

Religious Texts, Including 2,000-Year-Old Ten Commandments, Released As Digital Versions By University Library

Posted 12.12.2012 | Huffington Post

Digital versions of some of the most significant religious manuscripts in the world - including a 2,000-year-old copy of the Ten Commandments - have b...

Religious Texts, Including 2,000-Year-Old Ten Commandments, Released As Digital Versions By University Library

Posted 12.12.2012 | Huffington Post

Digital versions of some of the most significant religious manuscripts in the world - including a 2,000-year-old copy of the Ten Commandments - have b...

Original Work By 'Beast Jesus' Artist Cecilia Gímenez In eBay Bidding War

Posted 12.12.2012 | Huffington Post

Cecilia Gímenez is back. An original painting by the 80-year-old Spaniard, whose attempt to restore a 19th-century Ecce Homo prompted hilarity ar...

Photo Manipulation Artist Robert Rickhoff Imagines Life 'Out Of Place'

Posted 12.12.2012 | Huffington Post

The rise of photo manipulation technology has been swift and, some would say, pernicious. In advertising, impossibly perfect bodies, food and scen...

Photorealistic Drawings: Can You Tell The Difference?

Posted 12.12.2012 | Huffington Post

When we've featured photorealistic drawings in the past on HuffPost Culture, it's proven surprisingly divisive. To some people, the idea of reprodu...

Mick Jagger's Love Letter Sells For £187,250

Posted 12.12.2012 | Huffington Post

Almost a dozen passionate letters sent by Mick Jagger to his secret lover in the summer of 1969 have sold for £187,250. The price was more than do...

Iceland: Seeking Adventure in Europe's Other World

| Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

On the plane home I realise: Reykjavík is easier to access from London than the North of our own country, in terms of time and money. But from there, with a little money and imagination, you can enter an other world, a landscape from the pages of fairytales.