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  • A literary map to end all literary maps

    A literary map to end all literary maps
    Charles Dickens would recognize the curve of the river and the placement of the streets -- but he would be surprised to learn that his "Bleak House" is right across the street from something called "Fight Club." The good folks at the British...
  • Jay Leno to receive Mark Twain prize for American humor

    Jay Leno no longer has "The Tonight Show," but he'll soon have a new honor to add to his resume. On Wednesday, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced that the comedian will receive the 17th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor....
  • Jay Leno to Receive Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    WASHINGTON -- Comedian Jay Leno has been tapped by the Kennedy Center to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The award will be presented Oct. 19 at a Kennedy Center ceremony to be broadcast Nov. 23 on PBS stations. The comedy award,...
  • India's incomplete democracy

    In April and May, the world's largest democracy elected its latest prime minister, Narendra Modi. Modi has promised to shake up long-standing government corruption and bring prosperity to all of India, as he did to the state of Gujarat as its chief...
  • 'American Odyssey' chronicles 60 years of Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain

     'American Odyssey' chronicles 60 years of Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain
    Hal Holbrook has performed the one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight!" for 60 years, earning a 1966 Tony Award and later an Emmy nomination for the CBS telecast. He's crisscrossed America, playing big cities and small towns in all 50 states, as well as 20...
  • Music of Michael Miles, spirit of Pete Seeger

    Music of Michael Miles, spirit of Pete Seeger
    Michael Miles opened a thick envelope filled with sheets of paper and said, "Here, have a look at these." Near the top of the pile was a copy of a typewritten letter that he received in November 1988: "Only today I was able to get to listen to your tape...
  • Kurt Vonnegut may be dead but he still gives good advice to graduates

    Kurt Vonnegut may be dead but he still gives good advice to graduates
    The most famous Kurt Vonnegut graduation speech is the one he never gave: “Wear Sunscreen,” which went viral on the Internet in 1997 and a year later inspired the spoken word song “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen” by Baz...
  • Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Honors Org's Key Players

    Launched in 2007, Community in Schools of Los Angeles (http://www.cislosangeles.org) aims to do all that it can to improve the lives of underserved, low-income youth, empowering them to stay in school and go to college. Present in 12 high schools in...
  • Best Place For Author Readings and Signings

    Best Place For Author Readings and Signings
    1) The Mark Twain House and Museum 351 Farmington Ave. Hartford (860) 247-0998 marktwainhouse.org   2) Hartford Public Library   3) West Hartford Public Library  
  • Meet the Teacher Who Inspired Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

    The most popular guest at the Paramount Pictures premiere of "Noah" on Wednesday night in New York was decked out in a bright pink ensemble with matching boots. Vera Fried, who admitted that her wardrobe came from a Suits for Less discount store, isn't a...
  • A sampling of Southland healthcare sign-up events

    A sampling of Southland healthcare sign-up events
    Monday is the deadline for beginning the process of enrolling for Obamacare in California. California's health insurance exchange Covered California can be reached online at http://www.coveredca.com or by phone at (800) 300-1506. Here is a sampling of...
  • Jim Jarmusch on new ground with 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

    Jim Jarmusch on new ground with 'Only Lovers Left Alive'
    It's not so much that Jim Jarmusch has edged toward the mainstream but rather that the mainstream has moved closer to him. Over the years the gravitational pull of his slant, laconic sensibility in films such as "Mystery Train," "Dead Man" and "Broken...