| Nov 23, 2011
| 4:33 PM
A film version of the Jon Robin Baitz play "Other Desert Cities," currently on Broadway, is said to be in development. Questions surround the planned Michael Jackson museum in Gary, Ind., which remains unbuilt....
| Dec 7, 2011
| 4:36 PM
So what if Mark Twain didn't think much of Congress. Lawmakers are seeking to honor Twain by creating a commemorative coin to raise money for organizations dedicated to preserving the author’s legacy....
| May 5, 2011
| 1:45 PM
Happy Mother's Day to all moms everywhere. Your job is harder now than ever before, what with all the so-called "role models" out there. I hope you have the strength and courage to reject them and just be yourself.
Stop by the Mark Twain House...
| May 10, 2011
| 1:08 PM
The Arab Spring has sprung. It's going to be interesting how all these countries in turmoil today shake out in the end. There's not a lot the U.S. can do about it, either. Ideally, I'd like to see representative democracy take over, but even that could be...
| May 14, 2012
| 10:30 AM
America's troubled racial history again takes center stage at the Mark Twain House on Wednesday, when scholar Dr. W.T. Lhamon Jr., who chronicled the Minstrel Show phenomenon in his book, Raising Cain: Blackface Performance from Jim Crow to Hip Hop,...
| May 18, 2012
| 1:15 PM
The Mark Twain House and Museum has always been a go-to place for literary events of all shapes and sizes. This week's no different: Time Magazine humorist Joel Stein (pictured) appears in dialogue with local media personality Colin McEnroe to deliver...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 9:30 AM
The Mark Twain House and Museum brings controversial filmmaker Michael Moore (pictured) to Storrs' Jorgensen Center as part of its A Pen Warmed Up in Hell lecture series, named after an incendiary Twain quote. Moore, whose films Roger and Me, Bowling...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 11:20 AM
Juan Williams, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., $30, The Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, (860) 247-0998, marktwainhouse.org.
Juan Williams' recent bestseller, Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate, talks about his firing from his NPR...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 12:00 PM
On Thanksgiving night, 1889, Samuel Clemens' three daughters performed a play called A Love-Chase, written by 17-year-old Susy, about what happens when three characters, Music (played by Susy, second from right), Art (Clara Clemens, left), and...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 12:00 PM
The City of Hartford and the Greater Hartford Arts Council named the 16 recipients of the 2012 Arts & Heritage Jobs Grant Program, Phase 1.
The Arts & Heritage Jobs Grant Program, funded by the City of Hartford and managed by the arts council, is...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Clue, the Parker Brothers/Hasbro board game we all know and love, inspires this one-hour murder-mystery tour and event, where locations in the iconic mansion — the Hall, the Dining Room, etc. — turn into potential murder scenes. Hartford's...