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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Republicans Rap Malloy In Cordial TV Debate

    Republicans Rap Malloy In Cordial TV Debate
    HARTFORD — Five Republicans running for governor engaged in a largely cordial discussion at the Mark Twain House Friday afternoon on topics ranging from gun control and political corruption to their favorite TV shows and the economy. The target of...
  • 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...
  • East Hartford Library Offering Printable Museum Passes

    EAST HARTFORD — Museum passes are now available through a new "print on demand" program on the public library's website, according to Library Director Susan Hansen. Anyone with internet access can reserve a museum pass online up to 30 days in...
  • Living on 'river time'

    Living on 'river time'
    Our adventure began at 7:37 a.m. on a Saturday. "Good morning, everyone!" said Capt. Alex, a fit, blue-eyed father of four who has made his career on the river. "Good morning!" came the surprisingly chipper early morning reply from my fellow...