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  • My book recommendations

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about my fondness for fat books, my current one being Victor Hugo's novel "Les Miserables," and some readers wrote to ask for other books I would recommend. Here's an incomplete list of my favorite novels, not all...
  • Oscars 2013: 'Les Miserables' wins for Anne Hathaway, plus two more

    Oscars 2013: 'Les Miserables' wins for Anne Hathaway, plus two more
    In an Oscars broadcast that was packed with tributes to movie musicals, "Les Miserables" won three Academy Awards on Sunday, including a win for Anne Hathaway for supporting actress. The film also won in the categories of sound mixing and make-up....
  • Book adaptations are big winners at Oscars

    Book adaptations are big winners at Oscars
    To find the inspiration behind the actors, actresses and others who hoisted Oscars last night, look no further than the works in your nearest library, bookstore or e-reader. The big winners were drawn from characters in adaptations that ranged from a mid-...
  • On Theater: No misery watching academy's 'Les Miserables'

    On Theater: No misery watching academy's 'Les Miserables'
    Over the years, the student performers of the Academy for the Performing Arts at Huntington Beach High School have taken on some formidable challenges, but never one quite so daunting as "Les Miserables." Until now, that is. Tim Nelson, who functions...
  • Religion, no; relationships, yes

    Religion, no; relationships, yes
    Here's another look at a religious leader in South Florida. Today we're talking with the Rev. Andrew Coleman of Sheridan Hills Baptist Church, Hollywood. Q: Is it easy or hard to become pastor of a church that you grew up in? A: I think it's a great...
  • Book review: 'Paris to the Past'

    Book review: 'Paris to the Past'
    Southern California residents — and most Americans outside the Northeast corridor — can only envy the speed, comfort and ease of rail travel that the French have, especially the speedy TGV (Train Grande Vitesse). Ina Caro celebrates this...
  • Modern-day Paris is a lot like she remembers it, and a lot different

    Modern-day Paris is a lot like she remembers it, and a lot different
    In a twist on Caesar's "Veni, vedi, vici" (I came, I saw, I conquered.), the French writer Victor Hugo wrote: "Veni, vedi, vixi. (I came, I saw, I lived.) Either way, I went to Paris, I saw everything possible in a week, I conquered any apprehension...
  • 'Les Miz School Edition' goes to head of its class

    'Les Miz School Edition' goes to head of its class
    Families that grew up with musical theater over the last 25 years will instantly recognize the face on the large banner over the doors at the Laurel Mill Playhouse. It is Emile Bayard's illustration of the waif Cosette from Victor Hugo's French novel,...
  • Golden Globe nominees owe debt to books

    Golden Globe nominees owe debt to books
    The Golden Globe nominees have a heavy literary bent this year, with a large number of adaptations featured in the key categories. Just consider the two "best picture" categories, which draw from novels and non-fiction books that have topped the best-...
  • On Theater: Touring silver jubilee production of 'Les Mis' is a must-see

    On Theater: Touring silver jubilee production of 'Les Mis' is a must-see
    How do you improve on what is, arguably, the greatest of all musicals? In the case of "Les Miserables," now in residence at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the process is not so much improvement as enhancement. This touring 25th anniversary...
  • ‘Les Miserables’ on the big screen? ‘King’s Speech’ director says ‘Oui!’

     
    Tom Hooper guided one period piece to Oscar and box office glory. Might he be able to do the same for the epic musical version of Victor Hugo's “Les Miserables?” Deadline.com reports that “The King's Speech” director is closing...