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  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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,...
  • Pete Seeger wielded his 'Hammer' with melodic clarity and civic grace

    Pete Seeger was best known as a folk singer, an archivist and writer, and the purveyor of such beamed-from-the-heavens standards as "We Shall Overcome," "If I Had a Hammer" and "Turn, Turn, Turn." But among the musician's most important roles was one...
  • 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”...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A New Theory On How Samuel L. Clemens Got The Name Mark Twain

    A New Theory On How Samuel L. Clemens Got The Name Mark Twain
    On Thursday, Jan. 29, 1863, a 27-year-old newspaper reporter named Samuel L. Clemens traveled by early morning stagecoach from the hilly mining town of Virginia City, Nev., to Carson City, the territorial capital on the flats. That evening he felt...
  • 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...