Oscar Wilde

Why Books And Reading Should Be At The Heart Of What The UK Does Next...

Nicola J Rowley | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola J Rowley

And it all begins with the first stories we introduce our children to. The ones that open up the doors of possibility to what lies ahead and which stoke their imaginations. The inspiring, the educating and the delighting - as they learn to turn the pages one at a time.

The Importance Of Being... An Image

Sherina Rathor | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sherina Rathor

Knowing that you have inspired others, should be the confidence booster as opposed to hearing sweet nothings. Knowing that the image you create or share should hold more truth and honesty than falsities and a sense of unattainability. Others should feel like they can be and do, what you are and what you do, with a sense of belief, high self-esteem and self-assurance.

Queer British Art

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

Duncan Grant, Bathing, 1911 In a week where three gay men have been murdered in Chechnya, and another 100 rounded up, the tone deaf Janet Street Por...

Bringing The Inside Out

Angela Samata | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Angela Samata

I think we all have a fascination with gaining access to the forbidden, hidden places and spaces, whether they be palaces, prisons, behind the scenes ...

Patti Smith Visits The Hist

Aaron Vallely | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

Smith has become a champion for outsiders, empowering them to be themselves and to discard the stereotypes of gender that have been foisted on younger generations. Historically changing, socially constructed labels that have insufficiently served people for decades.

The Best Afternoon Teas in London

Carolina Are | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Carolina Are

London has taken the all-British tradition of the afternoon tea to the next level with new options ranging from the stylish to the quirky. From fairytales to cigars, here are the best afternoon teas in town.

The Picture of Dorian Gray at Trafalgar Studios

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

This production sets the scene at the intimate Trafalgar Studios venue, with the story and it's multiple characters being told through four very versatile actors. Guy Warren-Thomas takes on the title role with ease, delivering a youthful outlook that gradually decays to reveal a darker foundation.

As Oscar Wilde's Grandson, Why I Am Adapting 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'

Merlin Holland | Posted 18.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Merlin Holland

Reducing an 80,000-word book to two hours of visual entertainment while keeping all the main story-lines, the humour, the dark psychology of Dorian and maintaining a dramatic narrative was challenging.

The Battle for Britain's Soul: Oscar Wilde, Socialism and Equality of Happiness

Kevin Childs | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK Politics
Kevin Childs

What kind of country do we live in? This must be at the back of the minds of everyone listening to or reading the Queen's Speech, but is it the wrong question? Shouldn't we be asking what kind of world would bring us happiness?

Vanishing London: It's Time Now for Soho to Save Its Soul

Jason Holmes | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Today, residents of the likes of Mark Powell and Tim Arnold do their utmost to keep the flame of art and invention alive in conjunction with the annual Soho Literary Festival, Berwick Street Market, the art collective Vermilion Hook, admirable literary hub The Society Club on Ingestre Place and even the modern incarnations of Ronnie Scott's jazz club and the Soho Theatre.

Some Thoughts on Charity at Christmastime

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK
Ioan Marc Jones

If we want to stamp out homelessness, and poverty, and starvation, and all of the other problems we are currently facing, the answer doesn't lie in a donation once a year. If we really want to challenge these social ills, we have to bond together and stand in solidarity with the less fortunate - all year round.

'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 02.11.2014 | 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...