| Mar 11, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Before the devastating effects of the Great Depression, the country lounged in the perceived luxury of the Gilded Age. Economic growth after the Civil War attracted millions of immigrants to the country, where industries like railroads and manufacturing...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 10:25 AM
The United States has a fine reputation of creating an aura of foreign culture around products that are decidedly American. General Tso's Chicken has certainly never been found in China, and chimichanga's are actually a product of 20th century Arizona....
| 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)...
| 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....
| 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....
| Aug 9, 2011
| 4:35 PM
The Mark Twain House in Hartford Connecticut faced financial struggles - while one of its employees embezzled $1 million....
| 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...