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Mark Twain

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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...
  • @ShowRiz's Checklist

    @ShowRiz's Checklist
    LEGALLY BLONDE:  THE MUSICAL: Elle Woods, that think-pink co-ed who endeared herself to audiences in the film (thanks to Reese Witherspoon's perky performance), is now a musical comedy character in "Legally Blonde: The Musical," which begins...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau To Honor Six Residents

    The Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTCSB) will present "2014 Bring It Home Awards" to six state residents for their contributions to making the state a successful meetings, convention and major sports events venue. The presentations will be...
  • Ted's Montana Grill Sets Opening Day At Hartford's Front Street

    Maybe Front Street in downtown Hartford should change its name to Frontier Street on May 12. That's the day Ted's Montana Grill opens for business with its second location in Connecticut, the chain announced Tuesday. Ted's, founded in 2002 by CNN-founder...
  • Thursday's Bulletin Board

    Thursday Artist Talk: Amy Gross, 6:30 p.m. at North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. Free. Call 954-201-2600. Carfit Checkup, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Station 27, 2610 SW 40th Ave.,...
  • Sandra Cisneros on books, border crossings and cats [video]

    Sandra Cisneros on books, border crossings and cats [video]
    With her latest "Have You Seen Marie?," Sandra Cisneros has written a picture book for adults (and kids too). It's not what readers expected from Cisneros, who leaped onto the literary scene in 1984 with "The House on Mango Street" and continued with an...
  • Writer's Weekend At Twain House

    Writer's Weekend At Twain House
    The 3rd Annual Writers' Weekend, three days of talks, workshops and book signings by authors, poets and playwrights, takes place Friday Saturday and Sunday, April 25 to 27, at the Mark Twain House & Museum Center, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Friday's...
  • 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...
  • 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...