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Mark Twain

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  • Author Sue Grafton Still Pondering What Happens After 'Z'

    Author Sue Grafton Still Pondering What Happens After 'Z'
    Sue Grafton, author of the popular 'alphabet series' that began with "A is for Alibi" and features private investigator Kinsey Millhone, is coming to New Haven's Schubert Theater on Oct. 9. She, along with fellow blockbuster authors Alice Hoffman, Scott...
  • Two cases show how vast our racial divide remains

    HOW DID Marylanders end up with two poignant moments in race relations in just one week? Well, it can't be because we're lucky, because one of those moments involves the death of Noah Jamahl Jones, a black teenager who died last year after a melee...
  • Gift Bags With Connecticut-Made Products A Big Hit With Guests

     Gift Bags With Connecticut-Made Products A Big Hit With Guests
    Can't wait for spring? Remember, along with warmer weather, May and June bring graduations and weddings — and graduations and weddings bring out-of-town guests. I learned this fact some years ago, when my son got married in June and then my...
  • Let's All Take The New SATs! (Or Not!)

    The new SAT exam has parents and students attempting to master the almost impossibly rigorous demands of, umm, the multiple choice question. Want to know how you would score? Read the following passages carefully. Decide on the best answer to each...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Canon lawyer, Bert Fields

    Patt Morrison Asks: Canon lawyer, Bert Fields
    Who wrote Shakespeare? Sounds like "Who's buried in Grant's tomb?" Yet about 150 years ago, people on both sides of the Atlantic began asking how an otherwise obscure William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon could have crafted the most brilliant works...
  • What Bush leaves behind

    After eight unreflective years, George W. Bush has suddenly turned contemplative, arguing in a flurry of exit interviews that his record (as Mark Twain said of Wagner's music) is better than it sounds. He could turn out to be right -- but his standing...
  • Father's Day brings out this dad's philosophical side

    My father, whom I lost many years ago, would have turned 75 last Thursday. He wasn't around for the start of my professional newspaper career as a teenager, but it was from him that I got my love of papers. Almost as far back as I can remember, I would...
  • How to answer "What do you do?"

    Have you ever noticed how even the most introverted guests on talk shows always have such great stories? Is it because they have more charisma or can think better on their feet? No. These "impromptu" stories are well rehearsed. In fact, your favorite...
  • Tiger Woods Target Of 'South Park' Season Premiere

    Tiger Woods Target Of 'South Park' Season Premiere
    It's tough to come up with a suitable cartoon to accompany a new season of "South Park" ( Comedy Central, 10 p.m.), which begins its new season addressing the Tiger Woods incident. But the latest stab at an adjoining cartoon, "Ugly Americans" (Comedy...
  • Ken Burns: The public's filmmaker

    Ken Burns is a matchmaker with a camera. He has introduced Americans to themselves, to their history, with documentaries such as "The Civil War." He also used the "pan and scan" camera technique to make still images of the long-dead seem alive on the...
  • The Feds Cannot Stop A River Run or Gulf Running Through It

    The Feds Cannot Stop A River Run or Gulf Running Through It
    “We need a federal levee system, and if we don't get [it] Braithwaite won't exist anymore.” So the words came from local rescue hero1 Jesse Shaffer who is credited with saving 120 lives during Isaac. If there is a bigger example of an...