| May 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:25 PM
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...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
More than a dozen teachers have been recognized for their work at Westside schools and community organizations by the Venice Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber's fourth annual WAVE awards recognize innovation and outstanding teaching efforts inside and...
| May 22, 2014
| 7:21 PM
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&...
| May 27, 2014
| 4:03 PM
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...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:30 AM
The historic value of the classic European-style Georgian colonial known as the Bulkeley Mansion in West Hartford was not lost on Keith Garner when he bought the estate as a single father in 1992 for $685,000. But that's not why he bought it.
| May 23, 2014
| 4:22 AM
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......
| Apr 25, 2014
| 7:44 AM
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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:11 AM
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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 9:20 AM
1) The Mark Twain House and Museum
351 Farmington Ave.
2) Hartford Public Library
3) West Hartford Public Library