| Oct 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"If a cat sits on a hot stove, that cat won't sit on a hot stove again," Mark Twain once wrote. "That cat won't sit on a cold stove either. That cat just don't like stoves."
A lot of investors are showing the same kind of feline attitude toward stocks,...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:18 AM
Mark Twain attended a seance in 1866 and wrote about it with his customary cynicism and wit.
"I got hold of the right Smith at last — the particular Smith I was after — my dear, lost, lamented friend — and learned that he died a...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:51 AM
Fall's chill signals the return of stouts, porters, Oktoberfest lagers and – whether you love or hate them – pumpkin-flavored brews. It's now high season for local beer festivals, with plenty of events between now and mid-October.
| Sep 25, 2014
| 11:39 AM
It's nearly October and you know what that means, time for ghosts and goblins and spirits that bump in the night. And of course the Mark Twain House & Museum is more than ready to celebrate the eerie and the unexplainable.
In conjunction with its soon-...
| 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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:07 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - 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."
| 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...
| Aug 3, 2014
Book lovers who head out to visit authors' homes, museums and gravesites are part of a new chapter in travel called "literary tourism."
Some focus their storied journeys on places and events featured in works of fiction, (think "Da Vinci Code" tours...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:03 AM
When he died of a heart attack last year at age 62, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos had been at work for more than a decade on an epic and potentially career-defining novel. It was a fact unknown to all but a few people closest to him....
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:00 PM
It's a question we pose daily, and with increasing frequency in an age of digital bounty and instant entertainment: "What am I in the mood for?" We ask it of office mates at lunch, friends before taking in a movie, with family on weekends. We stare at the...