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  • Free Admission AT Mark Twain

    Free Admission AT Mark Twain
    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....
  • Review: 'The Republic of Imagination' of Azar Nafisi

    Review: 'The Republic of Imagination' of Azar Nafisi
    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...
  • 'Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey' At Real Art Ways

    'Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey' At Real Art Ways
    “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...
  • Actors Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker Help Roberts Foundation Celebrate 50 Years

    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...
  • Beer Festivals, Oktoberfests And Fall Brew Gatherings In Connecticut

    Beer Festivals, Oktoberfests And Fall Brew Gatherings In Connecticut
    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. >>The Mark...
  • Mark Twain said it best about school boards

    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...
  • Moving Out: Prospect Avenue, Hartford

    Moving Out: Prospect Avenue, Hartford
    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...
  • Reader of the Week: Ryan Patrick Sullivan

    Reader of the Week: Ryan Patrick Sullivan
    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...
  • Laura Skandera Trombley is named new president of Huntington Library

    Laura Skandera Trombley is named new president of Huntington Library
    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...
  • Channeling Mark Twain: Hal Holbrook performs one-man show in Easton

    Channeling Mark Twain: Hal Holbrook performs one-man show in Easton
    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...
  • Gift ideas for the book lover

    Gift ideas for the book lover
    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...