Entries by Sam Parker from 02/2013

Artists Competing To Replace Stolen Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Told: 'Use Anything But Metal'

Posted 02.01.2013 | Huffington Post

Four artists competing to replace a Barbara Hepworth sculpture stolen from a London park last year have been given one condition to their bid - don't ...

3D Photos Of Snowflakes Make Us Miss The Snow

Posted 02.01.2013 | Huffington Post

Remember when it snowed last month? Admit it - for all the delayed trains and slippery pavements, now it's gone, you're kind of missing the winter...

11 Utterly Useless Things You'll Want To Own

Posted 02.01.2013 | Huffington Post

British artist Jeremy Hutchison collaborated with factory workers from around the world to create a series of dysfunctional luxury products. ‘Why...

York Art Gallery Invites Visitors To Paint Their Own Picture

Posted 02.04.2013 | Huffington Post

Art gallery visitors became the artists today as they were invited to draw on walls normally hung with priceless masterpieces. York Art Gallery was...

Alain De Botton Writes 'A Manifesto For Atheists'

Posted 02.04.2013 | Huffington Post

Writer Alain de Botton has created a list of guidelines for atheists. The best-selling author said he was unveiling his Manifesto for Atheists in a...

Robin Lee, The 'Honest' Portrait Painter, Set For London Show

Posted 02.04.2013 | Huffington Post

For anyone creating a portrait, there is a simple choice to be made: am I going to tell the truth? From Renaissance painters pandering to patrons t...

William Shakespeare's Richard III 'Won't Be Stripped Of Mystery' By Leicester Discovery, Says Academic

Posted 02.04.2013 | Huffington Post

Today's confirmation that remains found beneath a car park in Leicester are those of the last Plantagenet king of England will not strip the mystery f...

New Book Cover For Sylvia Plath's 'The Bell Jar' Stirs Sexism Debate (VOTE)

Posted 02.04.2013 | Huffington Post

By now you may have heard about publisher Faber's new book cover for The Bell Jar, and the fact a lot of people aren't exactly thrilled with it. Th...

Lucian Freud Donates Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot Painting To National Gallery As A 'Thank You' To Britain

Posted 02.05.2013 | Huffington Post

A 19th century masterpiece that hung in the home of the late artist Lucian Freud has been donated to the National Gallery by his family. Freud, who...

Stephen King 'Going Back To The Creepy Stuff' With The Shining Sequel 'Doctor Sleep'

Posted 02.05.2013 | Huffington Post

After recent sojourns into comic books, playwriting and political activism Stephen King is going back to his roots in 2013 with Doctor Sleep: the long...

Iraq Anniversary: How War Poetry Played A Part In The War In Iraq

Posted 02.05.2013 | Huffington Post

When you think of war poetry, you’re usually drawn to the literary icons of the early 20th Century. To John McCrae’s young soldiers who ‘love...

George Stubbs's Paintings Of A Kangaroo And A Dingo Saved (For Now)

Posted 02.06.2013 | Huffington Post

Paintings which gave the British public their first glimpse of a kangaroo and dingo could stay in the country after the Government introduced a tempor...

Bob Dylan's 'New Orleans Series' Goes On Display In Milan

Posted 02.06.2013 | Huffington Post

"There are a lot of places I like, but I like New Orleans better," wrote Bob Dylan in the first volume of his seminal autobiography Chronicles. "Ne...

Artist Recreates London, Paris And Berlin Using Cardboard Boxes

Posted 02.06.2013 | Huffington Post

If you've ever sat at your desk and felt pleased with yourself for making a passable paper aeroplane, look away now. British artist Chris Gilmour h...

Hilary Mantel Up Against Will Self For South Bank Sky Art Award As She Goes For Three Awards On The Trot

Posted 02.06.2013 | Huffington Post

Hilary Mantel and Will Self will battle it out for another literary prize six months after Mantel beat Self to the Man Booker Prize. The pair are s...

How Tony Blair and Iraq Robbed a Generation of Their Faith in Politics

| Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Politics

Like hundreds of teenagers who didn't make the real thing, students at my school hastily arranged their own small protest, marching through our small rural town chanting and playing anti-war music. We must have looked pathetic, but we didn't care. We were adding a cry to a national roar that made the hairs on the back of our necks stand up.

Two New Exhibitions Planned About Richard III

Posted 02.07.2013 | Huffington Post

Two new exhibitions bringing to life the story of King Richard III will open tomorrow following the monarch's remains being discovered under a council...

Ice Age Art To Go On Show At British Museum

Posted 02.08.2013 | Huffington Post

Ancient works of Ice Age art are going on show in a new exhibition. Among the exhibits at the British Museum are a 23,000-year old mammoth ivory sc...

James Patterson Most Borrowed Author In Libraries Last Year

Posted 02.08.2013 | Huffington Post

Publishing phenomenon James Patterson has tightened his stranglehold on UK libraries as the year's most borrowed author with the most popular title, n...

Celebrities Imagined As 'Anthropomorphic Freaks' By US Artist

Posted 02.08.2013 | Huffington Post

In a world where celebrity images are seemingly infinite, there’s something quite refreshing – OK, we mean odd – about Jessie Bowie’s painting...

Book Returned To New York Library 55 YEARS After It Was Borrowed.

Posted 02.08.2013 | Huffington Post

There's honesty, and then there's madness. Quite where this story falls, we'll let you decide. A library in New York was shocked this month when a ...

Book Returned To New York Library 55 Years After It Was Borrowed

Posted 02.08.2013 | Huffington Post

There’s honesty, and then there’s madness. Quite where this story falls, we’ll let you decide. A library in New York was shocked this month w...

Dub Poet Jean 'Binta' Breeze Awarded MBE

Posted 02.08.2013 | Huffington Post

Jamaica's first female dub poet, who found fame in the UK, has described her delight at being awarded an MBE - despite criticism from a few of her fri...

New Exhibition At Tate Liverpool Explores 70s Glam Culture

Posted 02.08.2013 | Huffington Post

The glam era of the mid-1970s is the subject of a new exhibition at Tate Liverpool. Featuring work by David Hockney, Andy Warhol and Cindy Sher...

Albert Einstein Letters To Corliss Lamont To Sell At Auction

Posted 02.11.2013 | Huffington Post

Four previously undiscovered letters written by Albert Einstein are to go under the hammer, an auction house has revealed. The Nobel Prize winner w...