| Aug 10, 2012
| 9:55 AM
From the Mark Twain House and Museum to the Coventry Regional Farmers Market, state residents have chosen 10 finalists in the #CTFanFavorite tourism campaign online. Now the voting starts to pick a fan-favorite.
From July 17 to 31, the Connecticut Office...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 1:26 PM
When I think of parasites to represent parasitic groups, I think of the bloated deer tick to be the metaphor for the scum of all hate groups in America. They, like all hate groups, make my skin crawl.
I've gotten my share of hate mail over the years, but...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 8:10 AM
So Congress has finally passed the "Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Act," which will help bring in some cash for four worthy non-profit outfits including Connecticut's Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford.
And some of Connecticut's congressional pols...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Writing is frustrating work. Add pictures to the story, and watch your hair get even whiter with each passing pronoun. Author/illustrator Mark Siegel survived the process of creating a graphic novel, Sailor Twain, and he'll be appearing at (naturally)...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 4:35 PM
The Mark Twain House in Hartford Connecticut faced financial struggles - while one of its employees embezzled $1 million....
| 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....
| Mar 26, 2010
Joe Namnoun says he "chased" the house for 20 years. Built in 1980 by renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern, it stands amid historic mansions on Prospect Avenue in Hartford — the result of the rare subdividing of an estate there and possibly the only...
| 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...
| 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...