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  • Matt Frazao, Out of Your Head co-founder

    Matt Frazao, Out of Your Head co-founder
    Originally from West Hartford, Conn., Matt Frazao moved to Baltimore to attend The Peabody Conservatory, where he earned a degree in classical guitar performance. At the start of 2009, he co-founded the Out of Your Head music collective with bassist...
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • Sundaes On Thursday

    Sundaes On Thursday
    Shades of Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher: The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., invites the neighbors in for a free, old-fashioned ice cream social on the patio on Thursday, July 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. for complimentary ice cream sundaes,...
  • CT Science Center, Twain House To Get Millions In New State Funds For Improvements

    HARTFORD - A $4 million grant to the Connecticut Science Center and another $2.2 million for the Mark Twain House & Museum head up an impressive list of state funding proposals for cultural institutions that are expected to win approval Friday. The...
  • Thomas Berger dies at 89; eclectic novelist wrote 'Little Big Man'

    Thomas Berger dies at 89; eclectic novelist wrote 'Little Big Man'
    Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died. He was 89 and had been in failing health. A...
  • Short days and shorts are the rule during lawmakers' recess

    SACRAMENTO — Life at the state Capitol is mellow these days, now that lawmakers are away on a monthlong summer recess. Their absence, for the more literary of the statehouse denizens, brings to mind a famous quote popularized by 19th century...
  • Authors Goodman, Schoenberger At Twain House

    Authors Goodman, Schoenberger At Twain House
    On Monday July 21, at 7 p.m., The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, and HartBeat Ensemble will present best-selling author and investigative reporter Amy Goodman. Her appearance is part of her lecture series, "The Silenced...
  • 'The Mockingbird Next Door' by Marja Mills: an excerpt

    'The Mockingbird Next Door' by Marja Mills: an excerpt
    "Do you want to take a trip? You can say no." Tim Bannon, my editor at the Chicago Tribune, stood at my cubicle on an August day in 2001. Back then, he ran the daily features section. Tim knew I liked to travel for stories, and that if the story took me...
  • Read & Write: 3 more authors on favorite book characters

    Read & Write: 3 more authors on favorite book characters
    Chicago-area authors continue to tell us about their favorite characters from childhood books as a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication. Here's what they said. --...