| Jul 10, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Authors of an inspirational book on dance, serious and funny novels and the shortage of local seafood will speak at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison.
On Monday, July 14, at 7 p.m., Abby Miller, the author of "Everything I Learned...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Why not convert the Wallace Stevens house in Hartford into a writing center for underperforming students in Hartford [June 25, Page 1, "Acclaimed Poet's Home On Market"]?
Why not transform the corridor on Farmington Avenue in front of the Mark Twain...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:13 PM
As a resident of Bloomfield who works in Hartford, I enter and leave the city by Asylum Avenue. For years, I have admired the handsome Georgian Colonial building (topped by a cupola) named West Middle School, with uniformed students and ever present...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 4:10 PM
About 80 members of Peanut Pals, the national collectors' association of Planters Mr. Peanut memorabilia, will convene July 9-12 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Cromwell. The Mr. Peanut aficionados will attend the Peanut Pals 35th Annual National...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The show started with a bang and ended with a bigger bang. In between, there were salutes to veterans, classic American marches, bales of lively bluegrass music and lots and lots of laughs. Emphasis on lots and lots.
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 8:14 PM
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Golf, as Mark Twain quipped, may spoil a good walk, but Australian Jarrod Lyle thinks a tough round beats chemotherapy any day of the week.
The affable 32-year-old was diagnosed in March 2012 with a recurrence of leukaemia he...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Charles Dickens would recognize the curve of the river and the placement of the streets -- but he would be surprised to learn that his "Bleak House" is right across the street from something called "Fight Club."
The good folks at the British...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:33 AM
In September 1886, a solitary, blue-capped figure on a Columbia Expert bicycle approached a house in Elk Falls, Kansas, as rain obscured the green hills. The rider was George B. Thayer, who had cycled more than 3,600 miles around the country, starting...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 11:23 AM
Around the globe, productivity is said to take a steep hit every four years when the World Cup rolls around. Entire countries shut down -- often in the middle of a weekday. After the 2010 World Cup, one study estimated the decline in economic output in...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Hal Holbrook has performed the one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight!" for 60 years, earning a 1966 Tony Award and later an Emmy nomination for the CBS telecast.
He's crisscrossed America, playing big cities and small towns in all 50 states, as well as 20...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Singer-songwriter Randy Newman, country singer Jo Dee Messina and actor/singer Danny Aiello, along with a cache of comedy and a long lineup of Broadway and stage performances highlight the 2014-15 season of The State Theatre in Easton, which was...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Hoy en la Historia
25 de julio de 1978: Nace primer bebé de probeta
Louise Joy Brown, el primer bebé concebido mediante fecundación in vitro, nació en Manchester, Inglaterra, el 25 de julio de 1978. Fecundación in vitro es ahora un procedimiento...