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"Les Miserables

To the Question of Fantine (and Anne Hathaway)

Carole DeSanti | Posted 05.08.2013 | Books
Carole DeSanti

For the world to be a better place for women -- and also, by the way, for men, and for young people -- it will need to become a place where the main thrust of our work and our pleasure is conceived not as an act of plunder, but of something else.

Obama Must Lead

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

There was no excuse for the president to shout from the rooftops about the dangers of sequester while not doing a thing to prevent it. Americans need jobs, not spin, and leaders, not photo ops.

Eddie Redmayne Was Doing WHAT Before Les Mis?

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 03.01.2013 | HuffPost Home

He and Ryan Gossling have more than being hot in common.

Can You Hear the People Sing?

Kim Witman | Posted 04.28.2013 | Arts
Kim Witman

Even though Les Mis is not traditional operatic territory, it begs for an instrument up to the challenge. (We were praying for Colm Wilkinson to bust through that upstage door...)

Oscar's Musical Hypocrisy -- Why Awards Show's Emphasis Is Misplaced

Dan Mirvish | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Mirvish

It's very nice that Oscars made a special tribute to movie musicals. The only problem is that not a single one of the musicals honored (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Les Miz) was ever eligible for Oscar's own category of "Best Original Musical."

Romany Malco Recreates Oscar-Nominated Best Actor Performances (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.26.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

To round out our Academy Awards-themed week, actor Romany Malco ("Weeds", "40 Year-Old Virgin," "Think Like A Man") performs monologues from this ye...

Oscarmania! (Or Not): A Political Stew on Light Simmer

William Bradley | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Even before Jack Nicholson introduced the first lady of the United States to present the award for best picture, this year's Oscars had developed an unusual political cast to it, both in personalities and in substance.

'Les Miserables' Hits The Oscars

Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment

The cast of "Les Miserables" hit the Oscars stage on Sunday night to celebrate the Best Picture nominee. Anne Hathaway, Huge Jackman, Eddie Redmayn...

Is Adele Ready For The Oscars?

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 04.25.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — It was an extra starry, musical day at the Dolby Theatre. Adele took the stage first Friday, followed by the cast of "Les Miserab...

Anne Hathaway's Oscar Acceptance Speech: A Flow Chart

The Soup | Posted 04.24.2013 | Comedy
The Soup

Our core team of mathematicians here at The Soup has developed an algorithm for the speech, which was written the moment nominations were announced, then rehearsed tirelessly to appear off-the-cuff.

LOOK: Remember Anne's First Oscar Nomination

Posted 02.22.2013 | Entertainment

Anne Hathaway is only 30, but the actress has already become a fixture at the Academy Awards. Hathaway, who is favored to win Best Supporting Actre...

Get Others to Share Your Ideas and to Buy

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

An anger-evoking true story that's spreading, "Exec loses job after allegedly slapping toddler on plane," quickly moved Dan Schawbel to write on Faceb...

Oscar Nominees That Inspire Travel

Travelzoo | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
Travelzoo

As we walk out of the theater, we discuss what we just saw on the big screen: the plot, the acting, the costumes. But on occasion, we also dream of travel.

YouTube's Best Parodies of Oscars 2013 Best Picture Nominees (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

For your pre-Oscars 2013 enjoyment, What's Trending gathered YouTube's most popular parodies of the films nominated for Best Picture at this Year's Academy Awards.

At Restaurant Daniel for the Oscars: Forget Walking the Red Carpet

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.23.2013 | New York
Regina Weinreich

In New York on Oscar Sunday, the red carpet will be more than a runway for hopefuls in borrowed gowns and glitter.

And The Oscar Goes To Stories Of Loss And Hope..

Greg Garrett | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Greg Garrett

Great stories make us feel as though we are not alone, and these stories offer us the opportunity to enter into stories of great suffering -- and to cultivate the fervent belief that suffering will somehow, someday, pass.

BEST DRESSED

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 04.22.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Anne Hathaway was deemed best dressed – by people who dress her for work. The "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Dark Knight Ri...

Celluloid Patriotism in the United States of Oscar

H. Alan Scott | Posted 04.21.2013 | Comedy
H. Alan Scott

I'm a gold star film fan. I see it IN. THE. THEATER. Movies, though popular worldwide, are very much an American art form. Hashtag PATRIOTISM. Do I even have to tell you that Oscar season is my favorite time of year?

'Les Mis' Is Back!

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.21.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Someone is dreaming the dream: "Les Miserables" is coming back to Broadway. Producer Cameron Mackintosh said Tuesday that the national to...

Stage Door: Bunnicula, Les Misérables

Fern Siegel | Posted 04.20.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Downtown theater legend Charles Busch is best known for his satiric gender-bender plays. So it's something of a revelation to see him adapting a best-selling children's book into "a rabbit tale of musical mystery."

Why The Oscars Are More Relevant Than Ever

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 04.20.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — How accurate is "Zero Dark Thirty"? Is "Lincoln" an epic of historical recreation or a high school history lesson? What did you think...

Surprising Wins At London Theater Prize

AP | Posted 02.18.2013 | Arts

LONDON -- Director Danny Boyle's Olympics opening ceremony has been named theater event of the year at London's Whatsonstage awards. Boyle's spectacu...

Anne Hathaway Wasn't The Only 'Les Mis' Star To Starve

Posted 02.13.2013 | Entertainment

Much has been made of Anne Hathaway's extreme pre-"Les Miserables" dieting, but it seems she was hardly the only star to adopt a brutal regimen in pre...

Hugh Jackman On Why Rumors About His Sexuality 'Bug' His Wife

Posted 02.14.2013 | Gay Voices

Hugh Jackman's star turn in "Les Misérables" has once again made him a darling among gay audiences -- and that's not to mention his rugged good looks...

WATCH: 'Les Miserables' Takes Over A Wedding

Posted 02.12.2013 | Weddings

If you're searching for a little inspiration for your wedding's entertainment, look no further than "Les Miserables." On Saturday, a video of weddi...