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  • Reports of his cake are greatly exaggerated

     
    "A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs," Mark Twain wrote in "Following the Equator." Which explains 70 to 80 pounds of cake, made with 100 eggs and all the fondant......
  • Sunny and 72 degrees ... but not yet

     
    Had enough rain and drizzle yet? Doesn't matter. We're in for another day of it today, although the menu should change to showers this afternoon and taper off overnight as this coastal low finally moves out to sea, and drier......
  • Who knew Detroit was a food mecca?

     
    Here's part two of guest poster Robert of Cross Key's eating adventures on his recent road trip. His photo and descriptions are making me hungry. ELDetroit is not a food desert. To paraphrase Mark Twain, the demise of Detroit......
  • Two cases show how vast our racial divide remains

    HOW DID Marylanders end up with two poignant moments in race relations in just one week? Well, it can't be because we're lucky, because one of those moments involves the death of Noah Jamahl Jones, a black teenager who died last year after a melee...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Chase Collegiate Teacher And Author To Share Writing Expertise

    This month, Chase Collegiate School's Upper School English Department Chair and resident author Mary Sharnick will take part in the Silas Bronson Library's Local Author Series and the Writers' Weekend at the Mark Twain House. The Local Authors Series...
  • Venerable Hartford Club Could Lose Home In Foreclosure Sale

    Venerable Hartford Club Could Lose Home In Foreclosure Sale
    The Hartford Club, once the gathering place for the city's elite, faces the loss of its longtime home on Prospect Street in a foreclosure auction — if members cannot raise enough money to satisfy lenders. "We're really not feeling the club is going...
  • NBCUniversal To Launch Video Series Via Hulu, Web and VOD

    NBCUniversal is best known for the hundreds of TV shows it airs on its broadcast and cable outlets. Now the company is taking a new stab at programming that debuts in digital fashion. The company is set to launch more than dozen new video series that...
  • Jaden Smith to star in film of James McBride's 'The Good Lord Bird'

    Jaden Smith will play Little Onion, the young slave who joins John Brown's team of abolitionists in a film adaptation of James McBride's "The Good Lord Bird," Deadline reports. The satirical take on a serious era in America's history won McBride the...
  • Republican Candidates Race Toward $250,000 Threshold

    HARTFORD — With one month to go before the state Republican convention, Senate Minority Leader John McKinney of Fairfield has raised the highest amount of any candidate for governor in the all-important money race. McKinney had raised more than...
  • Throw the book at these tax myths

    It's tax time, and that always puts me in mind of noted author and financial planning expert Mark Twain. We all are familiar with vital, life-changing secret to financial success included in his seminal financial planning tome, "Life On The Mississippi...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Eagle Scout Recipiant

    At a reception held at the Bristol Public Library, Matthew Crisafulli was inducted as an Eagle Scout. He is 16 years old and a student at Bristol Eastern High School. Messages of congratulations were received from Mayor of Bristol Ken Cockayne,Governor...
  • NBCUniversal launches original programming initiative for digital

    NBCUniversal launches original programming initiative for digital
    NBCUniversal is unveiling an initiative to produce original video that will be featured on the company's digital platforms and national video-on-demand and will be promoted on its TV networks. The initiative will debut first on channel websites, Hulu...