| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:20 PM
"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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:30 AM
NBCUniversal is best known for the hundreds of TV shows it airs on its broadcast and cable outlets. Now the company is taking a new stab at programming that debuts in digital fashion.
The company is set to launch more than dozen new video series that...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:13 AM
With her latest "Have You Seen Marie?," Sandra Cisneros has written a picture book for adults (and kids too).
It's not what readers expected from Cisneros, who leaped onto the literary scene in 1984 with "The House on Mango Street" and continued with an...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:13 PM
NBCUniversal is unveiling an initiative to produce original video that will be featured on the company's digital platforms and national video-on-demand and will be promoted on its TV networks.
The initiative will debut first on channel websites, Hulu...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:50 AM
Magic's bad boy, Penn Jillette, will be "in conversation" with WNPR personality Colin McEnroe at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford on Halloween night, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.
The illusionist, comedian, musician, actor, and best-selling author is...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:40 PM
“Stagecraft: 50 Years of Design at Hartford Stage,” Hartford Stage's 50th anniversary touring exhibit comes to Hartford’s Mark Twain House & Museum Jan. 21 to March 5. “Stagecraft” consists of a selection of costumes, props...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:33 PM
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...
| Feb 28, 2014
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...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:35 PM
The death of a major creative figure is always a strange moment in Hollywood. It’s a time when, as with the passing of Tom Clancy on Tuesday, the legacy of that creator is remembered and lauded, as it should be. But it’s also a time when more...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 3:05 AM
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...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:32 AM
What makes a theatrical disaster more than just an insufferable evening in the theater? It's that people keep referencing it for years...and years...and years.
>>"Mark Twain: The Musical" at the Hartford Armory: In a blatant attempt to attract tourism...