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  • A literary map to end all literary maps

    A literary map to end all literary maps
    Charles Dickens would recognize the curve of the river and the placement of the streets -- but he would be surprised to learn that his "Bleak House" is right across the street from something called "Fight Club." The good folks at the British...
  • Jay Leno to receive Mark Twain prize for American humor

    Jay Leno to receive Mark Twain prize for American humor
    Jay Leno no longer has "The Tonight Show," but he'll soon have a new honor to add to his resume. On Wednesday, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced that the comedian will receive the 17th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor....
  • Jay Leno to Receive Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    WASHINGTON -- Comedian Jay Leno has been tapped by the Kennedy Center to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The award will be presented Oct. 19 at a Kennedy Center ceremony to be broadcast Nov. 23 on PBS stations. The comedy award,...
  • Russi Taylor, the voice and personality of Minnie Mouse

    Russi Taylor, the voice and personality of Minnie Mouse
    When she was a young girl, Russi Taylor and her family visited Disneyland, where she had a close and remarkable encounter with Walt Disney himself. "It was night time and we had just gotten off of the Mark Twain boat ride. There was a man sitting on the...
  • Authors On Vintage Baseball, Auto Racing And Cats Giving Talks At Twain House

    Authors On Vintage Baseball, Auto Racing And Cats Giving Talks At Twain House
    Books about auto racing, baseball and cats will be discussed at programs at the Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, and writing workshops and courses are being offered there. >>On Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., five experts from...
  • Bristol Museum Hires Mark Twain House's Curator

    Patricia Philippon is leaving as chief curator of the Mark Twain House in Hartford to take the top job at the American Clock & Watch Museum in Bristol, the museum's board announced Monday. Philippon will be leaving a senior position at one of Hartford's...
  • 'Little House On Prairie' Brat 'Nellie' To Talk At Twain House

    'Little House On Prairie' Brat 'Nellie' To Talk At Twain House
    She was considered one of the most devious, and love-to-hate brats on prime-time television. And she is coming to Hartford. Alison Arngrim, the actress who played Nellie Oleson on the 1970s hit television show "Little House On the Prairie" will be the...
  • Call it Obamacare for vets

    Fast on the uptake as ever, the speaker of the U.S. House, the permanently tanned if not taxidermied John Boehner, has delivered his judgment on the ever-unfolding scandal at the Veterans Administration: "The fact that more than 57,000 veterans are...
  • The Bushnell's Vision For A New Neighborhood Stirs On Hartford's Elm Street

    The Bushnell's Vision For A New Neighborhood Stirs On Hartford's Elm Street
    HARTFORD — The Bushnell's vision for creating a neighborhood of apartments, shops and restaurants along Capitol Avenue could be years from becoming reality. But The Bushnell isn't waiting: It has purchased an historic brownstone around the...
  • Emmy Voters Lean Toward Barbed Political Commentaries on Latenight

    As far as the Emmy nominees for Variety Series are concerned, it's the politics, stupid. A category once dominated by music and sketches now tilts decidedly toward contemporary commentary and lampoons. Whether the hook is faux news reporting (Jon...
  • Midlife crisis badly played out in 'Jake Squared'

     Midlife crisis badly played out in 'Jake Squared'
    Jake Klein (Elias Koteas), the central character in producer-writer-director Howard Goldberg's "Jake Squared," declares he's a "hopeless romantic." Unfortunately, the hopeless is more evident than the romantic. Disappointed at reaching 50 without having...