| Nov 21, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Hartford residents are invited to tour the Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., for free on Saturday, Nov. 22, when the house will be decorated for the holidays; and on Monday, Jan. 19, the Martian Luther King, Jr. holiday. ID is required....
| 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...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 9:21 AM
“Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey” is a documentary directed by Scott Teems about the actor who has spent the last 60 years portraying Mark Twain on stage, traveling to all 50 states and internationally.
The film will be shown in one...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 11:17 AM
When Ned Roberts met Sunny Thorsen during a chance encounter through the former community theater group, the Mark Twain Masquers, it was the start of a Hartford love story and the seeds for a foundation that would benefit many, many arts organizations for...
| 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.
| Nov 25, 2014
| 2:53 PM
In regard to the Thomas Drago-Easton Area School Board debacle, a quote by Mark Twain sums it up best: "In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then He made school boards."
As a former teacher and administrator, I speak from...
| 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...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Who I am
Ryan Patrick Sullivan from Crystal Lake.
One unique thing about me
I first fell in love with books when my Grandma Billie read me "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" when I was about 5. Her voice and Mark Twain's words filled my spongy brain...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Laura Skandera Trombley isn't afraid of starting a good public tussle. Her books on how women helped shape the life of Mark Twain, America's greatest literary celebrity, have sparked controversy among scholars.
The Pitzer College president, named...
| 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...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Shopping for the book lover in your life doesn't necessarily mean taking a trip to your local bookstore. Here are some book-related gift ideas for the literary-minded person on your holiday shopping list.
If Big Brother is watching you, the least you...