| Jul 5, 2014
| 4:10 PM
About 80 members of Peanut Pals, the national collectors' association of Planters Mr. Peanut memorabilia, will convene July 9-12 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Cromwell. The Mr. Peanut aficionados will attend the Peanut Pals 35th Annual National...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The show started with a bang and ended with a bigger bang. In between, there were salutes to veterans, classic American marches, bales of lively bluegrass music and lots and lots of laughs. Emphasis on lots and lots.
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 1:50 PM
It was Hartford's 9/11, an ordinary day that turned into a horrid tragedy in a matter of minutes, and haunts us still.
Sunday is the 70th anniversary of the Hartford Circus Fire, the "Day The Clowns Cried," the day the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Why not convert the Wallace Stevens house in Hartford into a writing center for underperforming students in Hartford [June 25, Page 1, "Acclaimed Poet's Home On Market"]?
Why not transform the corridor on Farmington Avenue in front of the Mark Twain...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Hoy en la Historia
24 de julio de 2005: Armstrong gana el Tour de Francia
Lance Armstrong gana su séptimo Tour de Francia consecutivo el 24 de julio de 2005, más veces que ningún otro ciclista. En el 2012, la Unión Ciclística Internacional, el...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 8:14 PM
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Golf, as Mark Twain quipped, may spoil a good walk, but Australian Jarrod Lyle thinks a tough round beats chemotherapy any day of the week.
The affable 32-year-old was diagnosed in March 2012 with a recurrence of leukaemia he...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Charles Dickens would recognize the curve of the river and the placement of the streets -- but he would be surprised to learn that his "Bleak House" is right across the street from something called "Fight Club."
The good folks at the British...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:33 AM
In September 1886, a solitary, blue-capped figure on a Columbia Expert bicycle approached a house in Elk Falls, Kansas, as rain obscured the green hills. The rider was George B. Thayer, who had cycled more than 3,600 miles around the country, starting...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 11:23 AM
Around the globe, productivity is said to take a steep hit every four years when the World Cup rolls around. Entire countries shut down -- often in the middle of a weekday. After the 2010 World Cup, one study estimated the decline in economic output in...
| 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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Singer-songwriter Randy Newman, country singer Jo Dee Messina and actor/singer Danny Aiello, along with a cache of comedy and a long lineup of Broadway and stage performances highlight the 2014-15 season of The State Theatre in Easton, which was...