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Mark Twain

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  • Friends And Foes: Mark Twain And The Newspaper

    Friends And Foes: Mark Twain And The Newspaper
    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. Clemens,...
  • Netflix, 'House of Cards' and the limits of binge-watching junk

    Netflix, 'House of Cards' and the limits of binge-watching junk
    The oddest thing about the hit Netflix political thriller "House of Cards" is that its popularity -- according to many media watchers and even to some extent Netflix itself -- seems inextricably tied up with the way it gets viewed, rather than whether it'...
  • Finding humor in heartbreak

    Finding humor in heartbreak
    Whitney Cummings has her friends to thank for her career as a comedian. Oh, and a slew of failed relationships. Born in Washington D.C., Cummings spent much of her youth complaining — basically, screaming — about heartbreak and injustices....
  • Connecticut Theatrical Disasters Too Memorable To Forget

    Connecticut Theatrical Disasters Too Memorable To Forget
    What makes a theatrical disaster more than just an insufferable evening in the theater? It's that people keep referencing it for years...and years...and years. >>"Mark Twain: The Musical" at the Hartford Armory: In a blatant attempt to attract tourism...
  • Morgan Bulkeley: The Biggest Sportsman To Come From Hartford

    Morgan Bulkeley: The Biggest Sportsman To Come From Hartford
    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. "It was...
  • Creed Bratton of TV's 'The Office', headed to Sellersville Theater, talks of TV, music, life

     
    On NBC’s “The Office,” the character Creed Bratton was a shadowy quality-assurance director at Scranton’s Dunder Mifflin paper company. Over eight years of episodes, viewers learned only sketchy details about Bratton. Some of those...
  • From Gehrig To Bagwell, A Proud History Of Baseball In Connecticut

    From Gehrig To Bagwell, A Proud History Of Baseball In Connecticut
    Little could John M. Greene, sports editor of The Courant, have known what he was chronicling, or how prophetic his words were as he began his dispatch from Hackensack, N.J., where the local pro team, the Hartford Senators, were playing an exhibition game...
  • Gift Bags With Connecticut-Made Products A Big Hit With Guests

     Gift Bags With Connecticut-Made Products A Big Hit With Guests
    Can't wait for spring? Remember, along with warmer weather, May and June bring graduations and weddings — and graduations and weddings bring out-of-town guests. I learned this fact some years ago, when my son got married in June and then my...
  • 'At Your Service' At Twain

    'At Your Service' At Twain
    “At Your Service,” an exhibit about what life was like for Mark Twain’s servants, will open on Thursday, March 13, at the Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave. in Hartford. It will be up from Friday, March 14, until Monday,...
  • Let's All Take The New SATs! (Or Not!)

    The new SAT exam has parents and students attempting to master the almost impossibly rigorous demands of, umm, the multiple choice question. Want to know how you would score? Read the following passages carefully. Decide on the best answer to each...
  • When Gordie Howe Signed, Hockey Became Relevant In Hartford

    When Gordie Howe Signed, Hockey Became Relevant In Hartford
    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...