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  • Connecticut Theatrical Disasters Too Memorable To Forget

    Connecticut Theatrical Disasters Too Memorable To Forget
    What makes a theatrical disaster more than just an insufferable evening in the theater? It's that people keep referencing it for years...and years...and years. >>"Mark Twain: The Musical" at the Hartford Armory: In a blatant attempt to attract tourism...
  • Finding humor in heartbreak

    Finding humor in heartbreak
    Whitney Cummings has her friends to thank for her career as a comedian. Oh, and a slew of failed relationships. Born in Washington D.C., Cummings spent much of her youth complaining — basically, screaming — about heartbreak and injustices....
  • Netflix, 'House of Cards' and the limits of binge-watching junk

    Netflix, 'House of Cards' and the limits of binge-watching junk
    The oddest thing about the hit Netflix political thriller "House of Cards" is that its popularity -- according to many media watchers and even to some extent Netflix itself -- seems inextricably tied up with the way it gets viewed, rather than whether it'...
  • Friends And Foes: Mark Twain And The Newspaper

    Friends And Foes: Mark Twain And The Newspaper
    In October 1868, the 32-year-old newspaper writer Samuel L. Clemens traveled to Hartford, where a firm was publishing his first full-length book, "The Innocents Abroad: The New Pilgrim's Progress," a fat, hilarious, lyrical travel narrative. Clemens,...
  • Property of the Week: 333 Montevideo Road

    Property of the Week: 333 Montevideo Road
    A home with spectacular views from every room, nature-inspired design and a private, picture-perfect setting can be found at 333 Montevideo Road in Avon. This house, which sits atop Talcott Mountain, is truly one-of-a-kind. The estate, which includes...
  • Samuel L. Clemens Patents A Scrapbook

    Samuel L. Clemens Patents A Scrapbook
    Writer and humorist Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, invented more than tall tales and novels. In 1871, Clemens moved his family to Hartford, a city he loved. The family rented a house in the heart of Nook Farm, a...
  • Gillette's Career As Great As His Castle

    Gillette's Career As Great As His Castle
    In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there wasn't a bigger star on the stage than William Gillette. Today the Hartford native is primarily known for writing one of the many stage adaptations of "Sherlock Holmes" and for his great 1919 stone castle...
  • Examining the power of a lie in 'The Children's Hour'

    Examining the power of a lie in 'The Children's Hour'
    Somewhere, sometime, someone must have written a doctoral dissertation about the role of young girls as destructive forces in 20th-century American drama. Just consider sociopathic Rhoda Penmark in "The Bad Seed," Abigail Williams and her cohorts in...
  • Film Review: 'Like Father, Like Son' is subtly complex

    Film Review: 'Like Father, Like Son' is subtly complex
    The films of Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda are a tough sell. At their worst — which would be “Maborosi” (1995), his first feature — they can be crushingly dull. At their best — like, say, “Nobody Knows”...
  • The Biblioracle: Stuck in the mid-list with you

    The Biblioracle: Stuck in the mid-list with you
    As the impact of the Internet and digital technology continues to treat publishing like an Etch-a-Sketch, seemingly redrawing its rules and parameters every other week, it's hard to know who is "winning" and who is "losing." According to Colin Robinson,...
  • Blizzards: By Any Tally, 1888 Is First

    Blizzards: By Any Tally, 1888 Is First
    Snow in Connecticut is as common as the head cold. Amid our sizable inventory of snowstorms, however, there are a shovelful that stand out for reasons as diverse as their intensity, size, duration, timing, early or late arrival, even their political...
  • 'Stagecraft' At Twain House

    'Stagecraft' At Twain House
    Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave. in Hartford, helps Hartford Stage celebrate its 50th anniversary season with an exhibit “Stagecraft: 50 Years of Design at Hartford Stage,” from Tuesday, Jan. 21, until Wednesday, March 5. The...