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  • Local Voices North: April 17 edition

    Local Voices North: April 17 edition
    Letters to the editor from Glenview, Des Plaines and Skokie. Killing wolves It's enraging that the federal government is still allowing majestic and intelligent wolves to be hunted and massacred. Hundreds of these wrongfully demonized creatures have...
  • Vacationing in the U.S. this summer? Check out these festivals

    Vacationing in the U.S. this summer? Check out these festivals
    Those planning a summer vacation in the U.S., have plenty of festivals and fairs to enjoy in various parts of the country this year. Here are more than a dozen events –- but just some of what’s on tap for the summer — arranged...
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  • 2014 Summer Book Events In Connecticut

    2014 Summer Book Events In Connecticut
    Events featuring authors and poets are scheduled this spring and summer. Here are some highlights: Neil Gaiman International best-selling British author of fantasy, whose work includes the comic book series "The Sandman" and novels "Stardust,"...
  • Review: 'The Bohemians' by Ben Tarnoff

    Review: 'The Bohemians' by Ben Tarnoff
    In 1864, a young American journalist named Mark Twain told a lie. It wasn't his first, and it certainly wouldn't be his last, but the fib initiated a chain of events that helped him become the most celebrated author of his time. Writing for a paper in...
  • Tribe blocks Mark Twain name for Lake Tahoe cove, citing racist views

    Tribe blocks Mark Twain name for Lake Tahoe cove, citing racist views
    A Nevada state board pulled plans to name a Lake Tahoe cove after Mark Twain amid opposition from a tribe saying he held racist views on Native Americans. The Nevada State Board on Geographic Names voted this week to indefinitely postpone a move to name...
  • Preserve Wallace Stevens' Hartford Home

    Preserve Wallace Stevens' Hartford Home
    'The house was quiet and the world was calm …" Or so said Wallace Stevens. Clearly the world is anything but calm. And yet the house, it's true, is quiet: Stevens' home at 118 Westerly Terrace in the Hartford's West End will soon go on the...
  • Mark Twain: Inexcusable racist or man of his time?

    The author Mark Twain was a lot of things to a lot of people: cigar-chomping social critic, curmudgeon, knee-slapping loose cannon who would have frowned at -- and mocked -- the phrase "politically correct." A decision by a Nevada state panel sheds...
  • Learning to forgive can be a tricky business

    Q: I grew up with five other siblings, but after Dad died, our weak relationships went from bad to worse. To this day, two of my siblings and I get along fine. We've admitted to the pain we caused each other and asked for forgiveness. My relationships...
  • 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...
  • The Biblioracle: The Mount Rushmore of American lit

    The Biblioracle: The Mount Rushmore of American lit
    Do you know the Mount Rushmore game? Essentially, you pick a category like, say, candy bars and decide which of them belongs on the candy bar Mount Rushmore. (For the record, the answer is: Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Twix and Kit Kat.)...
  • 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....