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  • With Tom Clancy death, an odd spot for 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'

    With Tom Clancy death, an odd spot for 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'
    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...
  • Weather Still Has All The Elements

    In perhaps the most frequently quoted line from The Hartford Courant, this newspaper commented in August 1897: "A well known American writer said once that, while everybody talked about the weather, nobody seemed to do anything about it." The quip,...
  • 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...
  • Walking Does Wonders At Work, Beyond

    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...
  • Go Away With ... Ken Burns

    Go Away With ... Ken Burns
    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...
  • Turning to Mark Twain and Coen brothers to translate Salarrue

    Turning to Mark Twain and Coen brothers to translate Salarrue
    When Nelson Lopéz was preparing the first bilingual translation of "Tales of Clay," a landmark short-story collection by the legendary Salvadoran writer known as Salarrué, he turned for inspiration to some unlikely sources: Mark Twain and the Coen...
  • Carol Burnett awarded Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    The stars shone bright on the red carpet in Washington D.C. on Sunday night as Carol Burnett was awarded the elite Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center. Some of comedy's most popular names appeared onstage to sing Burnett's...
  • Merry Christmas: 10 pieces of advice worth regifting

    Merry Christmas: 10 pieces of advice worth regifting
    Merry Christmas. I'm so grateful for everyone reading all year 'round that I wish I could show up at every single reader's doorstep this morning at 5 with a cup of hot chocolate, your daily paper and a big hug. Unfortunately, that's not possible....
  • 'Slave' and 'Gravity' lead director, cinematography fields

     'Slave' and 'Gravity' lead director, cinematography fields
    "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" became the best picture front-runners after flooring audiences at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, and little has changed in the ensuing weeks. Naturally, then, given their estimable craft, both movies are also...
  • Jewel on the upper Mississippi River

     Jewel on the upper Mississippi River
    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,...
  • 'Orange Is the New Black' is Netflix's most watched original series

    Netflix reported its quarterly earnings on Monday along with another interesting nugget of information: Its prison-based comedy-drama series "Orange Is the New Black" will be its most-watched original series by the end of the year, surpassing its Emmy-...