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Mark Twain

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  • Mark Twain Loved The Stage, But Struggled As A Playwright

    Mark Twain Loved The Stage, But Struggled As A Playwright
    Mark Twain loved the theater. He also wanted to make a buck off of it, too. But his history with the stage was as spotty as his other entrepreneurial schemes. The only play that was a success was one based on the 1873 novel "The Gilded Age: A Tale...
  • Gift Bags With Connecticut-Made Products A Big Hit With Guests

     Gift Bags With Connecticut-Made Products A Big Hit With Guests
    Can't wait for spring? Remember, along with warmer weather, May and June bring graduations and weddings — and graduations and weddings bring out-of-town guests. I learned this fact some years ago, when my son got married in June and then my...
  • Justin Kaplan dies at 88; Pulitzer-winning Mark Twain biographer

    Justin Kaplan dies at 88; Pulitzer-winning Mark Twain biographer
    Justin Kaplan, an author and cultural historian who wrote a definitive, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Mark Twain and spiced the popular canon as general editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, has died. He was 88. Kaplan died Sunday at Mount...
  • Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut

    Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut
    The Puritans just didn't have much fun. Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater. Oh, there was the time just before the...
  • From Gehrig To Bagwell, A Proud History Of Baseball In Connecticut

    From Gehrig To Bagwell, A Proud History Of Baseball In Connecticut
    Little could John M. Greene, sports editor of The Courant, have known what he was chronicling, or how prophetic his words were as he began his dispatch from Hackensack, N.J., where the local pro team, the Hartford Senators, were playing an exhibition game...
  • Hartford's Got Arts Going On

    Hartford's Got Arts Going On
    Creative people — from actors to musicians, and poets to painters — are coming to Hartford. What draws them here? What do they need to flourish? We asked four Hartford residents active in the city arts scene to contribute their thoughts. Three...
  • Creed Bratton of TV's 'The Office', headed to Sellersville Theater, talks of TV, music, life

     
    On NBC’s “The Office,” the character Creed Bratton was a shadowy quality-assurance director at Scranton’s Dunder Mifflin paper company. Over eight years of episodes, viewers learned only sketchy details about Bratton. Some of those...
  • Morgan Bulkeley: The Biggest Sportsman To Come From Hartford

    Morgan Bulkeley: The Biggest Sportsman To Come From Hartford
    Morgan Gardner Bulkeley IV, accomplished artist and sculptor, Red Sox fan, last in the direct genealogical line with that distinctly Hartford name, visited the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., for the first time in the summer of 2012. "It was...
  • Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond

    Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond
    Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
  • Mark Twain House Comeback

    Mark Twain House Comeback
    It took a little ice cream, some beer, a lot of visiting authors and a staff eager to try new things in a city that clings to old ways. And it worked. Over the past five years, the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford has built on its foundation as a...
  • Q&A with Author Charles MacPherson, The Butler Speaks

    Q&A with Author Charles MacPherson, The Butler Speaks
    We may not have the luxury of actually employing a butler, but thanks to shows like "Downton Abbey" and "Upstairs Downstairs," and movies like "The Butler," we have become familiar with the idea of employing someone to manage the household. And though...
  • Florida Travel Tips & Deals

    Florida Travel Tips & Deals
    Check this list often as new tips, events and deals around Florida come in: Firehouse Museum in Key West History buffs can learn about Key West's past through its firefighting heritage at the Key West Firehouse Museum at 1024 Grinnell St. The museum...