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  • Stevens' House Key To Author Focus?

    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...
  • Tom Rush Brings His Vintage Folk To The Kate

    Tom Rush Brings His Vintage Folk To The Kate
    Tom Rush, an iconic singer, songwriter and guitarist who helped shape the great folk revival in the '60s and its resurgence in the '80s and the '90s, is still very much a spirited, spirit-lifting entertainer, musician and raconteur whose ebullient talents...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Wrong Direction For West Middle School

    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...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Planters Mr. Peanut Memorabilia Convention

    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...
  • Jay Leno to Receive Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    WASHINGTON -- Comedian Jay Leno has been tapped by the Kennedy Center to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The award will be presented Oct. 19 at a Kennedy Center ceremony to be broadcast Nov. 23 on PBS stations. The comedy award,...
  • Jay Leno to receive Mark Twain prize for American humor

    Jay Leno to receive Mark Twain prize for American humor
    Jay Leno will receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the center announced on Wednesday. Leno, who ended a 22-year run as the host of NBC's "Tonight Show" in February, will...
  • El Hartford Courant Cumple 250 Años

    El Hartford Courant Cumple 250 Años
    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...
  • India's incomplete democracy

    In April and May, the world's largest democracy elected its latest prime minister, Narendra Modi. Modi has promised to shake up long-standing government corruption and bring prosperity to all of India, as he did to the state of Gujarat as its chief...
  • A literary map to end all literary maps

    A literary map to end all literary maps
    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...
  • State Heroine Prudence Crandall Opened Doors

    State Heroine Prudence Crandall Opened Doors
    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...