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  • Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond

    Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond
    Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
  • 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...
  • Mark Twain House Comeback

    Mark Twain House Comeback
    It took a little ice cream, some beer, a lot of visiting authors and a staff eager to try new things in a city that clings to old ways. And it worked. Over the past five years, the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford has built on its foundation as a...
  • From Gehrig To Bagwell, A Proud History Of Baseball In Connecticut

    From Gehrig To Bagwell, A Proud History Of Baseball In Connecticut
    Little could John M. Greene, sports editor of The Courant, have known what he was chronicling, or how prophetic his words were as he began his dispatch from Hackensack, N.J., where the local pro team, the Hartford Senators, were playing an exhibition game...
  • Morgan Bulkeley: The Biggest Sportsman To Come From Hartford

    Morgan Bulkeley: The Biggest Sportsman To Come From Hartford
    Morgan Gardner Bulkeley IV, accomplished artist and sculptor, Red Sox fan, last in the direct genealogical line with that distinctly Hartford name, visited the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., for the first time in the summer of 2012. "It was...
  • Justin Kaplan dies at 88; Pulitzer-winning Mark Twain biographer

    Justin Kaplan dies at 88; Pulitzer-winning Mark Twain biographer
    Justin Kaplan, an author and cultural historian who wrote a definitive, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Mark Twain and spiced the popular canon as general editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, has died. He was 88. Kaplan died Sunday at Mount...
  • Friends And Foes: Mark Twain And The Newspaper

    Friends And Foes: Mark Twain And The Newspaper
    In October 1868, the 32-year-old newspaper writer Samuel L. Clemens traveled to Hartford, where a firm was publishing his first full-length book, "The Innocents Abroad: The New Pilgrim's Progress," a fat, hilarious, lyrical travel narrative. Clemens,...
  • Netflix, 'House of Cards' and the limits of binge-watching junk

    Netflix, 'House of Cards' and the limits of binge-watching junk
    The oddest thing about the hit Netflix political thriller "House of Cards" is that its popularity -- according to many media watchers and even to some extent Netflix itself -- seems inextricably tied up with the way it gets viewed, rather than whether it'...
  • B.J. Novak on 'One More Thing'

    B.J. Novak on 'One More Thing'
    After eight years of serving as writer and co-executive producer of NBC's "The Office," B.J. Novak — who also played Ryan Howard on the show alongside Steve Carell and John Krasinski — is flexing his creative muscles. In addition to acting...
  • Finding humor in heartbreak

    Finding humor in heartbreak
    Whitney Cummings has her friends to thank for her career as a comedian. Oh, and a slew of failed relationships. Born in Washington D.C., Cummings spent much of her youth complaining — basically, screaming — about heartbreak and injustices....
  • Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut

    Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut
    The Puritans just didn't have much fun. Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater. Oh, there was the time just before the...