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  • Clues to inspiration for Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Clues to inspiration for Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Archaeologists may have found remains of a barn or blacksmith shop from the days of Josiah Henson, a former slave whose autobiography was the inspiration for "Uncle Tom's Cabin," the Baltimore Sun reports. Here's an excerpt from Scott Dance's story about...
  • Mencken House: A home, and legacy, to treasure

    Despite what you may have heard, the "house museum" is not dead in Baltimore City. The H.L. Mencken House (officially closed since 1997 by the bankruptcy of the City Life Museums) has had more than 100 visitors during two recent weekends. The Johns...
  • 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......
  • 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......
  • Bizarre end to sniper defense

    The murder trial of John Allen Muhammad wound down strangely yesterday as a prosecutor described the alleged sniper as a "pathetic coward" and Muhammad gave a rambling 3 1/2 -hour closing argument in which he quoted the Bible, alleged a government...
  • 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...
  • Kyle Gallner, Adam Nee Starring in 'Band of Robbers,' Based on Mark Twain Books (EXCLUSIVE)

    Kyle Gallner ("Veronica Mars") and Adam Nee ("Drunk History") are starring in the comedic thriller "Band of Robbers," based on the Mark Twain books "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." The film, which is wrapping...
  • Bristol Museum Hires Mark Twain House's Curator

    Patricia Philippon is leaving as chief curator of the Mark Twain House in Hartford to take the top job at the American Clock & Watch Museum in Bristol, the museum's board announced Monday. Philippon will be leaving a senior position at one of Hartford's...
  • Authors On Vintage Baseball, Auto Racing And Cats Giving Talks At Twain House

    Authors On Vintage Baseball, Auto Racing And Cats Giving Talks At Twain House
    Books about auto racing, baseball and cats will be discussed at programs at the Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, and writing workshops and courses are being offered there. >>On Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., five experts from...
  • Mark Twain House Curator Leaving For New Job

    Mark Twain House Curator Leaving For New Job
    Patti Philippon, the Beatrice Fox Auerbach chief curator at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, is moving on to become executive director of the The American Clock & Watch Museum in Bristol, the town where she lives, the Bristol museum announced in...
  • Fall Season Gets Underway With Author Talks

    Fall Season Gets Underway With Author Talks
    Susan Schoenberger, author of "The Virtues of Oxygen," will speak Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m., at a free Tolland Public Library Foundation's Eaton-Dimock-King Authors Series event at Tolland Town Hall, 21 Tolland Green. The novel is about Vivian and...