| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:30 PM
As far as the Emmy nominees for Variety Series are concerned, it's the politics, stupid. A category once dominated by music and sketches now tilts decidedly toward contemporary commentary and lampoons.
Whether the hook is faux news reporting (Jon...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:45 AM
Jake Klein (Elias Koteas), the central character in producer-writer-director Howard Goldberg's "Jake Squared," declares he's a "hopeless romantic." Unfortunately, the hopeless is more evident than the romantic. Disappointed at reaching 50 without having...
| Aug 15, 2014
Summer is a quintessential time for reading. For kids, it entertains and inspires, nurtures imagination and creativity, and helps bridge the gap between school years. It's probably a safe bet that Printers Row Journal readers well remember childhood...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 12:51 PM
WEST HARTFORD — From a distance, the ornate stone wall is unremarkable.
But with each step closer an intricate series of painstaking brushstrokes is revealed, the result of four months' work by Hartford artist Tao LaBossiere.
| Aug 7, 2014
LEESBURG — The three playlets that make up the musical "The Apple Tree" have the same theme: Be careful what you wish for.
"The Apple Tree," which includes versions of Mark Twain's "The Diary of Adam and Eve," Frank R. Stockton's "The Lady or...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:21 PM
HARTFORD — Ralph Nader, the country's most famous consumer advocate, has been blamed by some Democrats for peeling away votes from then-Vice President Al Gore and throwing the 2000 presidential election to Republican George W. Bush.
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:51 AM
You’d have to figure a sitcom set in Hartford in the late-19th century would pick Mark Twain’s house on Farmington Avenue as a setting.
But a reality show? No question, that’s the Wadsworth Tavern on the corner of Prospect and Albany...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Books about auto racing, baseball and cats will be discussed at programs at the Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, and writing workshops and courses are being offered there.
>>On Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., five experts from...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Patricia Philippon is leaving as chief curator of the Mark Twain House in Hartford to take the top job at the American Clock & Watch Museum in Bristol, the museum's board announced Monday.
Philippon will be leaving a senior position at one of Hartford's...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:40 PM
HARTFORD - A $4 million grant to the Connecticut Science Center and another $2.2 million for the Mark Twain House & Museum head up an impressive list of state funding proposals for cultural institutions that are expected to win approval Friday.
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:03 AM
When he died of a heart attack last year at age 62, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos had been at work for more than a decade on an epic and potentially career-defining novel. It was a fact unknown to all but a few people closest to him....