| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:26 AM
New Haven’s arts scene is still basking in the glow of new and shiny renovations.
The Yale Art Gallery’s grand reopening redistributed its impressive collections in a manner that made the whole place seem not just new but monumental. Rather...
| Oct 16, 2013
In 1942, the popular detective fiction writer Rex Stout published a book about Congress featuring "the silliest, stupidest and most dangerous statements that have ever been made by men laying claim to being leaders of the American people." The book's...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Scientists have long thought that bullfrogs generally can’t jump more than a meter. Turns out they were wrong -- which they learned only after leaving the lab and heading to California to witness a county fair contest inspired by one of Mark Twain&...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:35 PM
The death of a major creative figure is always a strange moment in Hollywood. It’s a time when, as with the passing of Tom Clancy on Tuesday, the legacy of that creator is remembered and lauded, as it should be. But it’s also a time when more...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 9:36 PM
It doesn't pay to joke around at the Hallandale Beach Police Department.
Officer Josue Hernandez found out the hard way.
Hernandez, 28, filled out more than a dozen community contact cards with the names of sports celebrities and long dead...
| Oct 20, 2013
HALEAKALA, Hawaii — It's not getting any closer, I thought to myself, gazing at the 30-mile-wide mound of ancient lava in the distance. Nearly an hour into my ride I was pounding the pedals heading up the north slope of Maui's Haleakala, one of...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Mark Twain is coming to the Laguna Playhouse this fall — and to the savvy viewer, he's bringing Jim Morrison, Doc Holliday and Batman with him.
The playhouse announced last week that Val Kilmer, who has a long track record of playing iconic...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Linda Jones considered herself "incredibly lucky" to have had a father like Chuck Jones, the Oscar-winning animation director of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies fame.
"He was probably the best father anybody could have," said Linda Jones,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Trail of Terror, 60 N. Plains Hwy, Wallingford. $10-$20. Not recommended for children under age 10. Hours: Opens at approximately 7 p.m. on Oct. 11, 12, 13; 18, 19, 20; 25, 26, 27 & Nov. 1 and 2. Information: trailofterror.com.
Graveyard Shift Ghost...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:15 AM
32nd Annual Outdoor Arts Festival, Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. (203) 869-0376. A juried event featuring more than 85 artists from across the country. Paintings, photos, drawings, prints, sculptures and mixed media. Rain or...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours: Thu.-Sat. through Oct. 26, 6, 7, 8 & 9 p.m. The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. (860) 247-0998. marktwainhouse.org. Hear creepy tales and learn about Mark Twain's own interest in the supernatural....
| Sep 10, 2013
| 9:54 AM
"All war must be just the killing of strangers against whom you feel no personal animosity; strangers whom, in other circumstances, you would help if you found them in trouble, and who would help you if you needed it."
Mark Twain wrote that in "The...