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  • 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...
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  • Call it Obamacare for vets

    Fast on the uptake as ever, the speaker of the U.S. House, the permanently tanned if not taxidermied John Boehner, has delivered his judgment on the ever-unfolding scandal at the Veterans Administration: "The fact that more than 57,000 veterans are...
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  • Kentucky: Riverboat fest celebrates Belle of Louisville's 100th year

    Kentucky: Riverboat fest celebrates Belle of Louisville's 100th year
    Five riverboats will gather in Louisville, Ky., in October to celebrate one of its own: the Belle of Louisville. The National Historic Landmark turns 100 years old with a splashy six-day Centennial Festival of Riverboats on the Ohio River. The Belle,...
  • 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...
  • Grammy-winning songwriter, country chart-topper, actor/singer headline State Theatre season

     
    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...
  • A World Cup for writers in the 'Penguin Cup'

    A World Cup for writers in the 'Penguin Cup'
    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...
  • Hartford Circus Fire: Day Of Panic, Heroes

    Hartford Circus Fire: Day Of Panic, Heroes
    It was Hartford's 9/11, an ordinary day that turned into a horrid tragedy in a matter of minutes, and haunts us still. Sunday is the 70th anniversary of the Hartford Circus Fire, the "Day The Clowns Cried," the day the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey...
  • 'American Odyssey' chronicles 60 years of Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain

     'American Odyssey' chronicles 60 years of Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain
    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...
  • 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...