| 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-...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 7:01 PM
When Hal Holbrook first portrayed Mark Twain in his one-man show in 1954, it was 10 years before the enactment of the Civil Rights Act. The show featured Twain's biting racial commentary from "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."
Sixty years later, the...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Hartford architect Henry Darbee paid $1 in 1957 for a hillside lot so steep that it sat on the market more than 30 years.
Darbee, whose credits included work on the Mark Twain Memorial and Wadsworth Atheneum, built himself and his wife a spacious...
| 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.
| Oct 6, 2014
| 11:17 AM
When Ned Roberts met Sunny Thorsen during a chance encounter through the former community theater group, the Mark Twain Masquers, it was the start of a Hartford love story and the seeds for a foundation that would benefit many, many arts organizations for...
| 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...
| Oct 5, 2014
Benjamin Griffin, associate editor for the Mark Twain Papers & Project at the University of California, Berkeley, will give a free talk on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m., following a 5 p.m. reception at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 51 Farmington Ave.,...
| 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 4, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Susan Schoenberger, author of "The Virtues of Oxygen," will speak Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m., at a free Tolland Public Library Foundation's Eaton-Dimock-King Authors Series event at Tolland Town Hall, 21 Tolland Green.
The novel is about Vivian and...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 8:30 AM
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."
The film, which is wrapping...