| 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...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Mark Twain is considered by some to be one of America's earliest celebrities — those book tours! the signature white suits! — and his legacy as a writer has proved to be one of the country's most lasting.
His books are still read in school...
| Oct 26, 2014
Hal Holbrook will celebrate his 90th birthday in February on stage in Hartford performing his solo show "Mark Twain Tonight!"
The Tony and Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award nominee will return with the show for which he has performed over the past...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:00 AM
The Mark Twain House & Museum is holding a Tom Sawyer's Tricks and Treats event on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. Activities include Magic by Pete & Chris, a spooky performance by Hartford Stage's Mark Twain Players, costume parade, a burping contest and...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:31 AM
The word of the night at the Mark Twain House & Museum Tuesday was "wicked" and it had nothing to do with Halloween.
The evening was a VIP reception for "Wicked" book author Gregory Maguire and "Wicked" musical composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz,...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 1:42 PM
It was Jay Leno's turn to be the butt of jokes at Sunday's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor ceremony in Washington.
Chelsea Handler said she was confused that Leno, former host of NBC's "Tonight Show," was being honored with a humor prize: "I wasn'...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
With a sincere thanks for "the greatest night of my life," comedian Jay Leno accepted the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for Humor Sunday in a rowdy affair that featured a parade of funny regulars from the "Tonight Show." As for his just-received...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 7:07 PM
Bethlehem resident John Drescher was living in Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal, Mo., when Hal Holbrook started his one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight!" in 1954.
When Drescher was 13, four years after Holbrook started his show, the big Mark Twain fan was...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:02 AM
The Mark Twain House's annual fundraiser event, Mark My Words 2014: A WICKED Cool Evening!, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m., at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford.
Author Gregory Maguire, whose novel, "Wicked: The Life and Times of the...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 11:09 AM
The weekend is coming and it looks like it’s going to be a great one. Autumn weather and a plethora of choices when it comes to getting out.
On Thursday, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra opens its 2014-2015 season with a program featuring “...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:27 AM
Until now, "Mark My Words"— an annual literary fundraiser for the Mark Twain House & Museum — has been held outside of Hartford and has generally featured authors of mysteries and legal thrillers.
This year, the series finally hits home...