| Feb 16, 2014
In October 1868, the 32-year-old newspaper writer Samuel L. Clemens traveled to Hartford, where a firm was publishing his first full-length book, "The Innocents Abroad: The New Pilgrim's Progress," a fat, hilarious, lyrical travel narrative.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Snow in Connecticut is as common as the head cold.
Amid our sizable inventory of snowstorms, however, there are a shovelful that stand out for reasons as diverse as their intensity, size, duration, timing, early or late arrival, even their political...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
Mark Twain loved the theater. He also wanted to make a buck off of it, too.
But his history with the stage was as spotty as his other entrepreneurial schemes.
The only play that was a success was one based on the 1873 novel "The Gilded Age: A Tale...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:49 PM
On Thursday, Jan. 29, 1863, a 27-year-old newspaper reporter named Samuel L. Clemens traveled by early morning stagecoach from the hilly mining town of Virginia City, Nev., to Carson City, the territorial capital on the flats. That evening he felt...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there wasn't a bigger star on the stage than William Gillette.
Today the Hartford native is primarily known for writing one of the many stage adaptations of "Sherlock Holmes" and for his great 1919 stone castle...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Morgan Gardner Bulkeley IV, accomplished artist and sculptor, Red Sox fan, last in the direct genealogical line with that distinctly Hartford name, visited the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., for the first time in the summer of 2012.
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
For a city starving for a sports identity, the arrival of the greatest player in the history of hockey was met with a collective gasp.
Gordie Howe was 49 years old when he brought his two sons to town in 1977. The New England Whalers were a struggling...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:35 PM
The death of a major creative figure is always a strange moment in Hollywood. It’s a time when, as with the passing of Tom Clancy on Tuesday, the legacy of that creator is remembered and lauded, as it should be. But it’s also a time when more...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 3:09 PM
More than three decades ago, management consultants Tom Peters and Robert Waterman made "management by walking around" one of the hottest trends in corporate America. Now, amidst a steady stream of technological innovations and life-changing...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Blizzards, hurricanes, ice storms, tornadoes, heat and cold, floods and drought — we have it all here in New England. Especially the "biggies," that is, the weather events that can impact or change our lives in a matter of minutes. For that reason...
| Dec 24, 2013
Famous for his documentaries "The Civil War," "Mark Twain" and "Baseball," among others, filmmaker Ken Burns has a new film ready to roll out in 2014: "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History." Featuring Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti and Edward Herrmann lending...