| May 28, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Hip, hip, hurrah and both thumbs up to the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford and to author David Baldacci. They have created the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award — which comes with a generous $25,000. (That should help pay a...
| May 28, 2015
| 5:07 AM
With the help of a best-selling author, the Mark Twain House & Museum is establishing a major annual literary prize.
The Hartford institution is creating the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award, which will come with a $25,000 award, donated by...
| May 26, 2015
| 8:17 AM
It has been said that artwork is valued more after the artist departs this world. Mark Twain, who never let the truth get in the way of a good story, penned a play in which he has an actual artist, Jean-Francois Millet, fake his own death to drive up...
| May 21, 2015
| 10:03 AM
The late-life friendship that developed between Ulysses S. Grant and Mark Twain was tailor-made for dramatization.
So it's a bit surprising that apparently no one has gotten around to putting those two heavy-hitting historical characters on a stage...
| May 24, 2015
It'll be back — way back — to the future on Saturday, May 30, from noon to 3 p.m., at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, at a Steampunk Social tea party featuring author and chocolatier Nikki Woolfolk, music by Venus...
| May 14, 2015
| 3:00 AM
In the humble-looking notebook of a luckless prospector staying in a cabin on Jackass Hill near here in California's Gold Country a century and a half ago, there's an entry barely longer than a tweet.
"Coleman with his jumping frog — bet...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 5:00 AM
One wonders what Mark Twain himself would make of the news: The Gold Rush-era newspaper for which he once penned stories and witticisms on frontier life as a fledgling journalist is once again in print after a decades-long hiatus.
| May 12, 2015
| 7:00 AM
In 1921, Greenwood, Okla., was a successful, predominantly black community in Tulsa, with 600 businesses and about 10,000 residents, living and thriving together alongside a few other minorities, mainly Native Americans and Jews.
Greenwood was so...
| May 5, 2015
| 11:30 AM
He's back, and he is bringing "her'' to the Mark Twain House & Museum.
That would be entertainer Jeffery Roberson and his alter ego, drag chanteuse Varla Jean Merman. It's been a few years since that bawdy Varla Jean has entertained in Hartford. Besides...
| May 4, 2015
| 7:33 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have pieced together a collection of dispatches written by Mark Twain when the author was a young newsman in San Francisco.
In the letters, the man who would write The...
| May 4, 2015
| 7:46 AM
The search continued Monday for two middle school children last seen boarding a bus Saturday to go to Venice Beach.
Ashley Montes, 12, and Timothy Reed, 14, were last seen boarding a bus en route to Venice Beach about 4 p.m. near Mark Twain Middle...