| Jan 10, 2013
| 6:06 AM
The Oscar nominees for best picture owe a huge debt to books -- and the creativity of authors. Most of the top films are screen versions of tales that were woven by printed words (or digitized versions).
That's not taking anything away from the...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 10:26 AM
"Les MisÚrables" won the Golden Globe for best musical or comedy film on Sunday, adding to the movie's already considerable awards momentum. The movie adaptation of the honored stage musical also picked up awards for actors Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway....
| Jan 15, 2013
| 7:49 PM
I went on a date the other evening with my eldest and youngest daughters.
I escorted the two thirtysomethings –- I'm not so dumb as to divulge their actual ages — to see director Tom Hooper's dazzling new film, "Les Miserables."
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The character of Fantine in Victor Hugo'sá"Les MisÚrables" is a prostitute who is so poor that she resorts to selling her teeth for money. Actress Anne Hathaway, who plays Fantine in the movie version of the stage musical, notified the world on Sunday...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 1:46 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 7:45 AM
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....
| Feb 25, 2013
| 10:30 AM
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-...
| Sep 9, 2011
The Russell Crowe rumors attaching him to the big screen version of the stage musical “Les Miserables,” based on the Victor Hugo novel, turn out to be true. Paul Bettany may have been mentioned as the obsessed Inspector Javert at one time, but...
| Oct 21, 2011
Lawrence Foster's 70th birthday celebration in Prague brings out such star soloists as Daniel Barenboim, Radu Lupu Sarah Chang and Alisa Weilerstein....
| Oct 4, 2009
Aldous Huxley: "The Devils of Loudun" (HarperPerennial)
In 1643, an entire convent in the small French village of Loudun was apparently possessed by the devil. The convent's charismatic priest was eventually convicted of seducing the nuns in his charge...
| Apr 2, 2009
Name: Bernard Leclercq
Title: Chef/owner, Pastis, 1725 S. Federal Hwy., Delray Beach, 561-265-0061
Years at this location: One
Personal: Born in Cannes, France, Leclercq studied at the Culinary School of Le Touquet in the Westminster Hotel...