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  • Global News Blog France celebrates historic sweep of Oscars (+video)

    'The Artist' won five Oscars last night, including the first Best Picture and Best Actor awards for France. 'Hugo' also won five awards.

  • SAG Awards' unexpected winners: 'The Help,' Dujardin win

    The Screen Actors Guild Awards featured some unexpected winners, including 'The Help' for best overall cast performance and French actor Jean Dujardin for best actor in 'The Artist.' 

  • "The Artist" leads the Golden Globes in nominations, but others not far behind

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Asssociation's annual awards are considered strong predictors for Oscar glory.

  • 10 book-to-movie adaptations coming this holiday season

    10 book-to-movie adaptations coming this holiday season

    From the ultra-violent 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' to 'Hugo,' Martin Scorsese's love letter to silent films, the movie listings this holiday season are full of films that came from the printed page. Here are some that are already out as well as a few that are yet to be released.

  • 5 best mysteries of the holiday season

    5 best mysteries of the holiday season

    I've often thought that Ebenezer Scrooge's famous indictment of holiday well-wishers would make a terrific set-up for a mystery. "If I could work my will," said Scrooge indignantly, "Every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart." Failing that, here are five 2011 mysteries for the suspense lover on your Christmas list. A legend returns, officially; murder pays a visit to Austen; an Old Bailey hack reminds us how much we miss his creator; a Scottish writer returns to old haunts with a new hero; and a freelance journalist stumbles onto murder and Noel Coward impersonators in rural Michigan.

  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: movie review

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: movie review

    Le Carré’s brilliant spy novel ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ is reimagined for the big screen.

  • Gift ideas for everyone: 'Harry Potter,' Adele, 'Law & Order,' and 'Super Mario 3D'

    Gift ideas for everyone: 'Harry Potter,' Adele, 'Law & Order,' and 'Super Mario 3D'

    Your gift list can get long with nieces and nephews, grandparents and friends all needing a present this holiday season. Try a few of these items that are sure to please like 'Winnie the Pooh,' 'Ken Burns: Prohibition,' and the video game 'Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.'

  • 'Pride and Prejudice' from Greer Garson to murder mystery

    'Pride and Prejudice' from Greer Garson to murder mystery

    With P. D. James' new book 'Death Comes to Pemberley,' Jane Austen's novel 'Pride and Prejudice' is getting another makeover. In James's story, it's six years after the end of the original book, and Elizabeth and Darcy's idyllic life is turned upside down when Lizzy's sister Lydia shows up claiming that her husband, George Wickham, has been murdered. But James' novel is hardly the first to revive the classic. Since its publication in 1813, Austen's most famous novel has had enduring popularity, inspiring everything from movie adaptations to a satire that adds zombies. Here are a few of the most memorable 'P&P' incarnations over the years.

  • Fall 2011 movie preview

    Culture Cafe Fall 2011 movie preview

    The 2011 Fall Movie Season is here, and we have your guide to all the films keeping you warm at the theater, complete with images, release dates, and our recommendations!

  • Do you know the Mardi Gras plant?

    Diggin' It Do you know the Mardi Gras plant?

    Common names for plants can be colorful and descriptive. Maybe you've heard of dooryard plant or hearts a bustin'.