| Feb 19, 2015
| 4:41 PM
HARTFORD — State funding for the arts has been reduced by more than $3 million and reconfigured with few arts and cultural leaders knowing how much — if anything — they will receive in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed budget.
| Feb 18, 2015
| 9:32 AM
It was a 90th birthday to remember for iconic film and stage actor Hal Holbrook Tuesday as he entertained a nearly sold-out audience at the Bushnell with his award-winning "Mark Twain Tonight!" show, gathering up gifts and good wishes including...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 10:01 AM
"The Color of Justice," a CPTV documentary about the disproportionate number of nonwhite youths in the Connecticut juvenile justice system, will be shown on Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave. in Hartford, in an...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 11:16 AM
State Rep. Michael McAuliffe visited a Niles elementary school recently, inviting students to ask him questions about his job as a legislator.
The visit took place Feb. 11 at Mark Twain School, 9401 N. Hamlin Ave. McAuliffe visited three classrooms where...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:51 AM
"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."
Third-grader Lily Miller chose this Mark Twain quote to write on a sentence strip during Sagemont Lower School's participation in the Great Kindness Challenge. It was part of a...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 11:59 AM
Daniel M. Ruland, 32, of Elmira, N.Y., has been arrested and charged in the theft of Mark Twain's plaque from his grave.
The plaque, which bears Mark Twain's likeness, was reported missing on Jan. 2. It had been mounted high on a 12-foot-tall grave...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:25 PM
He lives and works in the cramped, cinder-block back room of a nail and waxing salon in an Albuquerque, N.M., strip mall.
He drives a car so trashed-out, junky-looking and old that it's impossible to determine its make.
And he practices law from the...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Mark Twain's international travels and what they taught him will be explored in the spring series of free talks and readings called "The Trouble Begins at 5:30" at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. The events complement the...
| Jan 24, 2015
The legendary Hal Holbrook has decided to celebrate his 90th birthday in Hartford on Feb. 17. In his mind, what better place to be than at The Mark Twain House & Museum, given that among his many Tony and Emmy award winning roles, his humorous and...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:08 AM
Given the fact that, nowadays, even best-selling authors have all the public visibility of sewer workers, it's difficult to realize that, at one point in our history, ordinary people not only knew who celebrated writers were but could actually be...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 4:13 PM
Some time between Christmas and New Year's, someone visited Mark Twain's grave in Elmira, N.Y. Instead of showing their respects, they pried off a plaque with the likeness of the writer who died 105 years ago.
Twain, born Samuel Clemens in 1835, is...