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Mark Twain

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  • John Wray and the art of the pseudonym

    I’ve long been suspicious of pseudonyms. Why, if writing is an art of communication, publish under another name? But John Wray’s recent piece on the New Yorker’s Page-Turner blog has made me think again. Here, Wray (which is itself a...
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  • Roosevelt, In Hartford, Urges Support For War

    Roosevelt, In Hartford, Urges Support For War
    Admiral William Sheffield Cowles and his wife, Anna "Bamie" Roosevelt Cowles, must have slipped into Union Station quietly, without being recognized. Had the mid-day travelers in the lobby noticed them, they would certainly have put two and two together...
  • (Book)ing your summer vacation

    (Book)ing your summer vacation
    Summer lends itself to reading and vacations, so why not combine the two into a literary trip? The homes and studies where many great writers toiled over their prose have been preserved. See original manuscripts, often in the author's own handwriting....
  • Pop-jazz singer, R&B hits revue to highlight Miller Symphony Hall season

     
    A pop-jazz singer and a revue of R&B hits will highlight of this year’s Live on Stage season at Allentown’s Miller Symphony Hall, it was announced. Nellie McKay, a Pocono Mountain High School graduate who has worked with Cyndi Lauper......
  • Miller Symphony Hall season to feature Pocono native jazz singer, Motown revue, more

    Pop-jazz singer Nellie McKay, a Pocono Mountain High School graduate who has worked with Cyndi Lauper and recorded an album of Doris Day’s songs, will play with Grammy-winning jazz string foursome Turtle Island Quartet as a highlight of this year&...
  • Letters of Note's Shaun Usher discusses the power of the written word

    In the twilight years of snail mail, fledgling British copywriter Shaun Usher launched Letters of Note, a blog dedicated to paper correspondence. Despite the obvious irony, the site quickly built a following. Readers connected with the personal written...
  • Mark Twain: Inexcusable racist or man of his time?

    The author Mark Twain was a lot of things to a lot of people: cigar-chomping social critic, curmudgeon, knee-slapping loose cannon who would have frowned at -- and mocked -- the phrase "politically correct." A decision by a Nevada state panel sheds...
  • Tribe blocks Mark Twain name for Lake Tahoe cove, citing racist views

    Tribe blocks Mark Twain name for Lake Tahoe cove, citing racist views
    A Nevada state board pulled plans to name a Lake Tahoe cove after Mark Twain amid opposition from a tribe saying he held racist views on Native Americans. The Nevada State Board on Geographic Names voted this week to indefinitely postpone a move to name...
  • Preserve Wallace Stevens' Hartford Home

    Preserve Wallace Stevens' Hartford Home
    'The house was quiet and the world was calm …" Or so said Wallace Stevens. Clearly the world is anything but calm. And yet the house, it's true, is quiet: Stevens' home at 118 Westerly Terrace in the Hartford's West End will soon go on the...
  • The Biblioracle: The Mount Rushmore of American lit

    The Biblioracle: The Mount Rushmore of American lit
    Do you know the Mount Rushmore game? Essentially, you pick a category like, say, candy bars and decide which of them belongs on the candy bar Mount Rushmore. (For the record, the answer is: Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Twix and Kit Kat.)...