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Mark Twain

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mark Twain: Inexcusable racist or man of his time?

    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&...
  • (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....
  • Moving Out: The Bulkeley Mansion In West Hartford

     Moving Out: The Bulkeley Mansion In West Hartford
    The historic value of the classic European-style Georgian colonial known as the Bulkeley Mansion in West Hartford was not lost on Keith Garner when he bought the estate as a single father in 1992 for $685,000. But that's not why he bought it. "With...
  • Westside teachers recognized for classroom innovation

    Westside teachers recognized for classroom innovation
    More than a dozen teachers have been recognized for their work at Westside schools and community organizations by the Venice Chamber of Commerce. The chamber's fourth annual WAVE awards recognize innovation and outstanding teaching efforts inside and...
  • An epic, posthumous novel from Oscar Hijuelos to be published

    An epic, posthumous novel from Oscar Hijuelos to be published
    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....
  • Music streaming services unleash a torrent of digital playlists

     Music streaming services unleash a torrent of digital playlists
    It's a question we pose daily, and with increasing frequency in an age of digital bounty and instant entertainment: "What am I in the mood for?" We ask it of office mates at lunch, friends before taking in a movie, with family on weekends. We stare at the...
  • Dick Smith Dead: 'Godfather of Makeup' Dies at 92

    Dick Smith, known as the "Godfather of Makeup," has died at age 92. Smith's protege, Rick Baker, tweeted of the legend's passing on Thursday morning. The master is gone. My friend and mentor Dick Smith is no longer with us. The world will not be the...