Just Why Are Asian Names 'Too Confusing' For The British Museum?

Shazia Awan | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK
Shazia Awan

If anything, we should be holding the British Museum to a higher standard than other institutions on cultural sensitivity. It is, after all, meant to be an institution promoting learning and an awareness of cultural heritage.

27 Celebrities Who Spurned The Queen And Turned Down Their Honours

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.06.2017 | UK

Hundreds of people are recognised every year in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, but not everyone is so eager to welcome the gesture from the Quee...

Scorsese's Silence Is A Movie About Race As Well As Religion

Malory Nye | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Malory Nye

(Photo: Andrew Garfield and Yosuke Kubozuka in Silence, courtesy of Paramount) Martin Scorsese's new epic Silence is an exploration of belief, faith,...

James Corden's Impression Of Empire's Cookie Lyon Is Everything

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Entertainment

You’d be forgiven for thinking James Corden may not seem like the obvious choice for the role of Cookie Lyon in ‘Empire’, but the ‘Late, Late ...

50 Cent Launches Ugly Attack On Ex-Girlfriend Who Hinted He Is Gay

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

50 Cent has launched a torrent of abuse at a former girlfriend who implied he is gay. The rapper was furious after Vivica A Fox appeared on a US T...

Gabourey Sidibe Is Not Here For Your Body-Shaming, Thanks

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

When you’re Gabourey Sidibe, with an Oscar nomination and a string of appearances in some of the best-received sitcoms of the past 10 years under yo...


Michael P. Clarkson | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Michael P. Clarkson

Hello everyone! I'm sorry it's taken so long to write up this but it's been a pretty whirlwind 2 months! Not a day goes by where I don't think of you...

50 Cent Reposts Message Suggesting 'Gay Stuff' To Blame For 'Empire' Ratings Drop

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Entertainment

Rapper 50 Cent has denied claims he wrote that the "gay stuff" in ‘Empire’ was to blame for the series losing viewers. READ MORE: 11 Photos 50...

Sean Penn Files $10 Million Defamation Case

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

Sean Penn has filed a defamation lawsuit against ‘Empire’ creator, Lee Daniels. The lawsuit, worth $10 million (around £6.5 million), came aft...

Who Were Best And Worst Dressed At The Teen Choice Awards?

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

The stars came out in force for the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night, with a host of the biggest celebrities from all sections of the entertainment ...

American Black Film Festival: A Conversation with Taraji P Henson

Alice Charles | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

This year's American Black Film Festival was as much about contemporary classics as it was about glam galas. By far the hottest ticket of the event wa...

The Behaviour of Political Leaders Reflects the Social Norms of Their Culture

Nick Clements | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics
Nick Clements

Our mostly male political contestants are presently locked in a struggle to dominate. In the fight between these figurehead men, full of bluster and bravado, the aim is to become all-powerful. Mention of coalition is dismissed as a sign of weakness.

Caroline Frost

REVIEW: Empire Bursts Onto Our Screens With Bling, Beats And Betrayal

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Entertainment

"I need you to sing like you're going to die tomorrow." Thus were we introduced to Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), the self-made hip hop mogul and ...

It's 'The Show That's Changed America' - Now Empire's Arrived Here

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Entertainment

'Empire' has wowed audiences in the States, and now it’s set to take the UK, with its first episode debuting tonight. Billed as ‘hip-hop’s a...

Why the World Won't Fall Out Over the First World War Centenary

Sunder Katwala | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK
Sunder Katwala

As the British government seeks to ensure that centenary activities fully mark the contribution of Empire and Commonwealth soldiers, can it find common ground to reflect Australian and Canadian pride in the birth of a nation, Indian and Pakistani concerns about getting the form of recognition right, and South African scepticism about the contemporary relevance of a conflict fought between long lost Empires?

White-Washing British History

Minesh Parekh | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Minesh Parekh

On Friday 6 September, David Cameron refuted a Russian official's summation that Britain was 'just a small island' by delivering a speech that reeked of a Gove-esque approach to popular history entwined with petulant patriotism. He seemed to cry out that "Britain's one of the bigger kids too, even if it wasn't allowed to go to war this time", calling upon the rhetoric of the past as if to prove Britain's place in the present world and reimagining it as it suited him.

Britain's Golden Era

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK
Ben Gwalchmai

"China's power is on the rise." "India's capability worries the west." Sound familiar? If I ask 'What's Britain's golden age?' What's your first res...

Like a Red Flag to a Bull: On the Tyranny of Flags

Rebecca Greig | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK
Rebecca Greig

I don't like flags. Now, I know what you're thinking. There are so many flags, with so many different meanings. I'm talking national flags. Who can forget the look of atavistic hatred on an England supporter's red and white face (and not just because he's sunburnt) when he's lost a game to Germany?

Bill Murray: 57 Unbelievable Moments Of Awesome

Empire Online | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Comedy

From Karaoke with Eastwood to jamming with Clapton It’s an overused expression, but Bill Murray really is a living legend. Stories of the one-tim...

Vote For The Greatest Magazine Cover From The Past 100 Years

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

A royal tribute from Kate Moss and a politically-minded Dalek will fight it out for the title of the greatest magazine cover of the last 100 years. ...

Empire Release Exclusive Hobbit Covers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

With the release of the highly anticipated 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' getting ever closer, Empire have released five world exclusive covers f...

Creating Convenient History

Tom Stevenson | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK
Tom Stevenson

"The deepest, the only theme of human history," wrote Goethe in Israel in the Desert, "is the conflict of scepticism with faith". True or not, his wor...