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  • James Garner of 'Maverick,' 'Rockford Files' Dies at 86

    Amiable actor James Garner, whose moderately successful film career was eclipsed by two extraordinarily popular television series, "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files," has died, according to reports. He was 86. Like many popular leading men of Hollywood'...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Community mourns beloved pastor

    Community mourns beloved pastor
    When the pastors at Central Moravian Church heard of the death of the Rev. Douglas Caldwell — a crucial figure to the Bethlehem congregation and the Lehigh Valley for decades — they decided to open the church's doors all day. And, as senior...
  • 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...
  • Don't quote me on that — unless I said it

     Don't quote me on that — unless I said it
    "You learn to be your best self by sometimes being your worst self." Who said that first? As far as I know, I did, and I said it for the first time Tuesday, the day I decided to run a little experiment in misattribution in the quote-happy land of...
  • '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. --...
  • Melon Patch Players' 2014-15 season

     Melon Patch Players' 2014-15 season
    The Melon Patch Players in Leesburg have planned a fascinatingly diverse season, including a pair of shows set on the eve of World War II, not one but two beloved musicals, a lesser-known musical, an Agatha Christie whodunit and a recent Broadway hit....
  • READER SUBMITTED: Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Offers Mark Twain's Companions & Cohorts Tour

    Join Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation on Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m. for Mark Twain's Companions & Cohorts tour. While Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, is laid to rest in Elmira, New York, many of his Hartford companions and cohorts are interred at Cedar...
  • Richard 'Dickie' Jones, Voice of Disney's Pinocchio, Dies at 87

    Voice actor Richard Percy "Dickie" Jones died July 7 in his Northridge, Calif., home of apparent natural causes, although he had suffered an earlier fall. He was 87. The Texas-born Jones began as a child actor and maintained his career into his 30s,...
  • 'Top Chef' alum John Tesar bans critic from restaurants after three-star review

    'Top Chef' alum John Tesar bans critic from restaurants after three-star review
    What do you do when a critic doesn't give you the review you were hoping for? If you're "Top Chef" alum John Tesar, chef at two Dallas restaurants, you ban the critic, then go into battle mode on Twitter.  Leslie Brenner, restaurant critic for The...