| 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...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Shopping for the book lover in your life doesn't necessarily mean taking a trip to your local bookstore. Here are some book-related gift ideas for the literary-minded person on your holiday shopping list.
If Big Brother is watching you, the least you...
| 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...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 1:03 PM
He was America's first stand-up comedian and the most famous man in the world in his time.
The story of Mark Twain's life was recently presented by Matt Klauza at the Glades Road Branch Library in Boca Raton.
Twain, the author of 28 novels and 100...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Former WFSB reporter and Emmy award winner Dan Kain has been named to the board of trustees of the Mark Twain House and Museum.
Kain, who worked for 25 of his 46 year long television career at the Rocky Hill-based station, was one of several people...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Laura Skandera Trombley isn't afraid of starting a good public tussle. Her books on how women helped shape the life of Mark Twain, America's greatest literary celebrity, have sparked controversy among scholars.
The Pitzer College president, named...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 8:06 AM
If you haven't had your fill of political debate and chatter, you can get a heaping helping when the Mark Twain House & Museum presents ultra-conservative Canadian author, recording artist and rights activist Mark Steyn in conversation with award-...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 5:11 AM
A new month and that means new weekend opportunities for Hartford and beyond holiday events and more begin to fill up the calendar.
There is no more cherished holiday tradition in Hartford than the Wadsworth Atheneum’s Festival of Trees and...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:46 AM
"Mark Twain: A Thanksgiving Visit" a one-man performance which was scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 29 and 3 p.m. Nov. 30 at Anam Cara Farm in South Whitehall Township has been cancelled until further notice.
| Nov 21, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Hartford residents are invited to tour the Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., for free on Saturday, Nov. 22, when the house will be decorated for the holidays; and on Monday, Jan. 19, the Martian Luther King, Jr. holiday. ID is required....
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:34 AM
In 2003, Azar Nafisi dazzled the world with "Reading Lolita in Tehran." It's the Iran-born author's passionate exploration of literature and intellectual freedom told through the story of brave women who secretly read and discussed American novels in...