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Mark Twain

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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...
  • 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,"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Letters of Note's Shaun Usher discusses the power of the written word

    Letters of Note's Shaun Usher discusses the power of the written word
    In the twilight years of snail mail, fledgling British copywriter Shaun Usher launched Letters of Note, a blog dedicated to paper correspondence. Despite the obvious irony, the site quickly built a following. Readers connected with the personal written...
  • Miller Symphony Hall season to feature Pocono native jazz singer, Motown revue, more

    Pop-jazz singer Nellie McKay, a Pocono Mountain High School graduate who has worked with Cyndi Lauper and recorded an album of Doris Day’s songs, will play with Grammy-winning jazz string foursome Turtle Island Quartet as a highlight of this year&...
  • John Wray and the art of the pseudonym

    I’ve long been suspicious of pseudonyms. Why, if writing is an art of communication, publish under another name? But John Wray’s recent piece on the New Yorker’s Page-Turner blog has made me think again. Here, Wray (which is itself a...
  • Pop-jazz singer, R&B hits revue to highlight Miller Symphony Hall season

     
    A pop-jazz singer and a revue of R&B hits will highlight of this year’s Live on Stage season at Allentown’s Miller Symphony Hall, it was announced. Nellie McKay, a Pocono Mountain High School graduate who has worked with Cyndi Lauper......
  • 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.)...
  • Call it Obamacare for vets

    Fast on the uptake as ever, the speaker of the U.S. House, the permanently tanned if not taxidermied John Boehner, has delivered his judgment on the ever-unfolding scandal at the Veterans Administration: "The fact that more than 57,000 veterans are...
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  • A World Cup for writers in the 'Penguin Cup'

    A World Cup for writers in the 'Penguin Cup'
    Around the globe, productivity is said to take a steep hit every four years when the World Cup rolls around. Entire countries shut down -- often in the middle of a weekday. After the 2010 World Cup, one study estimated the decline in economic output in...