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Hens and Vans for Sale

Stella Vine | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stella Vine

I imagine driving somewhere in a van, France, Italy, the sense of freedom makes me happy, I stop off at a beauty parlour in some small town and get my nails painted pale pink, my hair extra blonded, I feel good. I by chance get invited out to dinner by some vague male apparition, I go out of curiosity, this is like tripping, I try to see what he looks like, Dennis Weaver in McCloud, crikey.

LOOK: Charlie Chaplin In Colour

The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK

We're all familiar with portraits of Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin and Mark Twain, but with crumbling monochrome photos we can only guess at what th...

PHOTOS: Is That A Royal Baby Bump We Spy?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK

Looking particularly radiant and morning-sickness free, the Duchess of Cambridge seemed to be showing the merest hint of a baby bump as she admired he...

Drawing in Arctic Water

Nancy Campbell | Posted 14.12.2012 | Home
Nancy Campbell

Although the bookbinder's craft isn't always about preservation, Rowledge has done a lot of book conservation work. But can the arts of the book protect the future of the environment?

Can You Spot Fantastic Mr Arctic Fox?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.11.2012 | Home

Padding out of the snow, this Arctic fox blends almost completely into the blank landscape behind him. The image, snapped by photographer Anna Hen...

City Without Brakes: A Conversation About London With Julien Temple

Adam Forrest | Posted 29.12.2012 | Home
Adam Forrest

British historians have probably enjoyed 2012. Two big set pieces, the Olympic Games and Diamond Jubilee, proved the ideal invitation to reflect on where we have come from, who we are now, and where we are going

Interview: Jon Ronson on Robbie, Kubrick and Jonathan King

Adam Forrest | Posted 12.12.2012 | Home
Adam Forrest

A new book by Jon Ronson is always cause for cheer. The documentary filmmaker and author of The Psychopath Test and The Men Who Stare at Goats has a new collection of journalism - Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries.

Is Modern Art Really Rotten to the Core?

Ben Mirza | Posted 04.12.2012 | Home
Ben Mirza

In 2010, the philosopher Roger Scruton, together with the BBC, made a documentary titled Why Beauty Matters, in which he gave an eloquent and impassioned plea for a return to the beautiful aesthetic, pointing towards the unifying and spiritually uplifting qualities of beauty.

We Can't Shy Away From a Painful and Dark Past

Victoria Uwonkunda | Posted 25.11.2012 | Home
Victoria Uwonkunda

Instead of putting a kibosh on that rascal kid journalist and his adventures, let us look at how we can best use these images, and others, to illustrate and explain the complexity of colonialism, slavery and oppression in a wider context.

This Will Melt Your Brain (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.09.2012 | Home

At first glance it appears to be a black and white photo torn in half. Then you noticed the nose facing the wrong way. Then you see the profile. Then ...

Dr Dee: Astrology and Polyphony

Paul Guest | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Paul Guest

After last night's Dr Dee, a new opera created by Damon Albarn and director Rufus Norris at the English National Opera, I began thinking over my own, personal, verdict.

Prehistoric Art Can Melt Even the Flintstoniest of Hearts

Ben Shires | Posted 26.08.2012 | Home
Ben Shires

As someone who works freelance (read: lots of time on my hands), I can often be found mooching around London's many fine and, crucially, free art galleries, waiting for inspiration to strike.

100 Most Shocking Adverts In Pictures

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.08.2012 | Home

SEE ALSO: Harvey Nichols Advert Features Models Wetting Themselves In Excitement Over Sale (PICTURES)Adidas JS Roundhouse Mids 'Slave' Shackle Train...

Summer In The City - Newly Discovered Photos Reveal Vintage London

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 21.05.2012 | Home

Most photographers know that a opportunistic snapshot can tell a much richer story than a set-up scene. Which is why The Museum of London were pro...

BBC Proms 2012: That Long Walk

Paul Guest | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Paul Guest

The BBC Proms stands tall as the biggest classical music festival in the world and what makes the Proms stand even taller this year is the exquisite programming that will fill the two-month festival.

Cinema: Culture's Greatest Asset?

Paul Guest | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Paul Guest

Cinema, recently, has become an utterly brilliant cultural asset: That great production of Frankenstein, directed by Danny Boyle with the sharp-jawed Benedict Cumberbatch, that I unfortunately missed, well, it turns out I can go and see it in my local cinema, which therefore means I haven't missed out at all.

Artist Makes Glowing Skeletons Out Of Glass

The Huffington Post UK | Harriet Williams | Posted 13.04.2012 | Home

Eric Franklin is no ordinary glass blower. If such a thing exists. His anatomical study Embodiment consists of hollow glass body shaped sculptures...

The Next Instagram?

The Huffington Post UK | Harriet Williams | Posted 13.04.2012 | Home

Jean-Christophe Naour might well have created the next Instagram. He has invented an app for the iPad which allows users to create polygonal versi...

The Dark Side Of Disney

The Huffington Post UK | Harriet Williams | Posted 12.04.2012 | Home

Most people remember their favourite Disney films with fond memories of their childhoods. Rowan Stocks-Moore feels this too, but on re-watching n...

Enter The Sand Man

The Huffington Post UK | Harriet Williams | Posted 12.04.2012 | Home

Andres Amador takes street art to another, sandier level - beach art. Inspired by, among other things, crop circles, he draws geometric or fantas...

Sculptures Made From Unwanted Books

The Huffington Post UK | Harriet Williams | Posted 11.04.2012 | Home

Mike Stilkey uses an unusual medium to create his impossibly charming sculptures - books. Elephants play the piano, peacocks sport school ties an...

Books That Should Be Films

The Huffington Post UK | Harriet Williams | Posted 11.04.2012 | Home

As Salmon Fishing In Yemen, the latest celebrated novel to hit the big screen, arrives amid traditional grumbles about how cinema can never do literat...

Animal Heads On Human Bodies

The Huffington Post UK | Harriet Williams | Posted 10.04.2012 | Home

If Charlotte Caron, a French artist working out of Rennes, asked to take your photo, you might be very flattered. You might not be so pleased whe...

Geode Street Art Project Tackles Urban Decay

The Huffington Post UK | Harriet Williams | Posted 10.04.2012 | Home

Paige Smith’s Urban Geode project fills up the cracks and decayed spaces of Los Angeles with sparkling paper ‘geodes’, imitations of the crystal...

'Dr. Death''s Inside Out Animals

The Huffington Post UK | Harriet Williams | Posted 05.04.2012 | Home

Gunther von Hagens’s Body Worlds has been a long running success, travelling around the world to huge acclaim and crowds. The exhibition feature...