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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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&...
  • Local Voices North: April 17 edition

    Local Voices North: April 17 edition
    Letters to the editor from Glenview, Des Plaines and Skokie. Killing wolves It's enraging that the federal government is still allowing majestic and intelligent wolves to be hunted and massacred. Hundreds of these wrongfully demonized creatures have...
  • TV Picks: Mule deer, 'Mad Men,' 'The Address,' 'Ali,' 'Clarence'

    TV Picks: Mule deer, 'Mad Men,' 'The Address,' 'Ali,' 'Clarence'
    "Touching the Wild" (PBS, Wednesday). "That deer was willing to see me as an individual, and he very clearly saw that I granted him his individuality," says naturalist Joe Hutto of the meeting that led to years spent becoming one with the mule deer of...
  • Q&A With Author Charles MacPherson, The Butler Speaks

    Q&A With Author Charles MacPherson, The Butler Speaks
    We may not have the luxury of actually employing a butler, but thanks to shows like "Downton Abbey" and "Upstairs Downstairs," and movies like "The Butler," we have become familiar with the idea of employing someone to manage the household. And though...
  • Pete Seeger wielded his 'Hammer' with melodic clarity and civic grace

    Pete Seeger was best known as a folk singer, an archivist and writer, and the purveyor of such beamed-from-the-heavens standards as "We Shall Overcome," "If I Had a Hammer" and "Turn, Turn, Turn." But among the musician's most important roles was one...
  • Living on 'river time'

    Living on 'river time'
    Our adventure began at 7:37 a.m. on a Saturday. "Good morning, everyone!" said Capt. Alex, a fit, blue-eyed father of four who has made his career on the river. "Good morning!" came the surprisingly chipper early morning reply from my fellow...
  • Review: 'The Bohemians' by Ben Tarnoff

    Review: 'The Bohemians' by Ben Tarnoff
    In 1864, a young American journalist named Mark Twain told a lie. It wasn't his first, and it certainly wouldn't be his last, but the fib initiated a chain of events that helped him become the most celebrated author of his time. Writing for a paper in...