Arts & Culture

With the festive pomp of the holidays quickly fading away and the glory of spring painfully way off in the distance, we could all use something to look forward to in the cold months ahead.

The acclaimed and wildly popular musical “Les Misérables” will be omnipresent in Philadelphia in the first few weeks of 2013, owing to the 25th-anniversary production coming through town and the big-screen adaptation of the beloved story hitting movie theaters across the country.

This year in queer film was certainly peculiar, with stunning dramas about addiction and adoption to a dazzling nonfiction film about the mobilization efforts of ACT UP.