Oscar Wilde

'Quotation Is A Serviceable Substitution For Wit.' Happy Birthday, Oscar Wilde!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Happy birthday, Oscar Wilde! Yes, if we can celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, then we don't see any reason for not celebrating Mr Wi...

Ireland: The Republic of Emigration and Internships

Aaron Vallely | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
Aaron Vallely

It was Conor Cruise O'Brien who wrote that: "Irishness is not primarily a question of birth or blood or language ; it is the condition of being involv...

Prison Which Held Oscar Wilde To Be Shut Down

The Huffington Post UK | Emily Verdouw | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK

The prison where Oscar Wilde was inspired to pen 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol' is set to close as the government announced the end of four historic jai...

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

This faithful adaptation of Oscar Wilde's most famous novel sees River Hawkins in the title role of Dorian, a devastatingly handsome youth whose beaut...

Ten Questions Children Ask Authors

Hilary Robinson | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Hilary Robinson

Martin Amis once famously declared that he would have to have "a serious brain injury" to write for children and that "he could never write about som...

Breaking the Sound of Silence on Syphilis

Professor Rosanna Peeling | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK
Professor Rosanna Peeling

Syphilis is said to have affected some of the great writers and artists of history including Oscar Wilde, Van Gogh and Manet. Yet, despite being depicted in some of the most popular artwork and literature of our time, it affects more pregnant women than HIV and it kills over 400,000 babies a year.

'This Is The Message Of Christmas'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.12.2012 | Home

Ah Christmas. Turkey, presents, baby Jesus and the inevitable good-natured family squabble over the last potato. While everybody has a slightly di...

Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde: 12 Quotes From Our Sharpest Ever Wit

Posted 16.12.2012 | Home

If history (and medical science) had been different, Oscar Wilde would be celebrating reaching the grand old age of 158 today. Instead the great pl...

'Strike a Pose, There's Nothing to It' The Art of Artlessness Explored, From Mitt Romney to Sylvia Plath to Madonna

Dasha Lisitina | Posted 12.12.2012 | Home
Dasha Lisitina

Again and again, praise for a work of art, an artistic or political performance is based on judgement of a work or person's sincerity - the assumption...

Premium Travel In... Dublin

Raj Gill | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Raj Gill

On our first trip to Dublin, I decided to take along my dad, and both my children. Karam who is eight and Jeevan who is six, were delighted to be going abroad with their Nanaji (Punjabi for granddad).

Happy Fourth Of July! 40 Funny Quotes About America

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Comedy

Happy Independence Day, American friends! And just to prove that there's no hard feelings, we'd like to help you celebrate in true British style. Name...

Oscar Wilde Edition Dedicated To Gay Lover Up For Auction

PA | Posted 17.06.2012 | Home

A first edition of Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest, dedicated by the writer to his first gay lover, is going under the hammer. The bo...

S#*! My Mum Says

Claire Fordham | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Fordham

If Oscar Wilde was right and all women become like their mothers, you can forgive me for feeling a little anxious after my parents' last trip to Los Angeles, where my sister and I live.

Sam Parker

The Long Keats Goodnight: Twitter Gets Literary With #poetfilms Hash Tag

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

Generally speaking, hash tags that trend on Twitter serve as chilling reminders that not everyone using the site are as caustic, witty or brilliant as...

Rupert Everett Remembers Oscar's Genius As Tomb Is Made 'Kiss-Proof' (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

Rupert Everett has attended the unveiling of Oscar Wilde's restored tomb in Paris, which has a new glass barrier to make it "kiss-proof". Everett,...