| Jul 16, 2014
On Sunday, July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened with an invitation-only event broadcast live on ABC. In addition to the invited guests, thousands carrying counterfeit tickets show up. On Monday, July 18, 1955, the park opened to the public....
| Jul 26, 2014
“Hey,” the kid said. “I can get you out of jail.” I politely said no. Standing in lockup, after all, […]...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Kyle Gallner ("Veronica Mars") and Adam Nee ("Drunk History") are starring in the comedic thriller "Band of Robbers," based on the Mark Twain books "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."
The film, which is wrapping...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:23 AM
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...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 11:09 AM
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...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Patti Philippon, the Beatrice Fox Auerbach chief curator at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, is moving on to become executive director of the The American Clock & Watch Museum in Bristol, the town where she lives, the Bristol museum announced in...
| Aug 25, 2013
Electric street lights arrived in Genoa, Nev., the state's oldest permanent settlement, around 1920, thanks to local women who organized a fundraising "candy dance." This summer the town's historic main drag is once again illuminated by replicas of the...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Hal Holbrook has performed the one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight!" for 60 years, earning a 1966 Tony Award and later an Emmy nomination for the CBS telecast.
He's crisscrossed America, playing big cities and small towns in all 50 states, as well as 20...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:56 PM
DUBUQUE, Iowa — Mark Twain knew what he was talking about in a Tribune interview 127 years ago, discussing the virtues of the upper Mississippi River. The big river around Hannibal, Mo., where he grew up, is less interesting, less scenic, he said,...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 9:18 AM
"When one has tasted watermelon," wrote Mark Twain, "he knows what the angels eat." Doesn't a dripping, juicy, ice-cold slab of watermelon quiz sound good right about now?
More quizzes from Jonathan Gold: Tomatoes | Burritos | Hamburgers | Barbecue...
| Sep 21, 2013
Re "'This is the line in the sand,' House Republicans say," Sept. 19
Paraphrasing Mark Twain, there are lies, damned lies and statistics. The Republicans are distorting the facts on public support for Obamacare.
The September Pew Research poll shows...