| Nov 10, 2014
| 11:06 AM
If you had a yen for sideshow freaks, fortune tellers, guys with whips and all the popcorn and cotton candy you could stuff into yourself, the place to be Saturday was The Hartford Club for the Mark Twain House & Museum's "The Greatest Gala on Earth."...
| 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 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 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 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
| 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...
| 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.