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PlymouthSaturday June 15, 2 p.m. - "The Loveliest Home that Ever Was: the story of the Mark Twain House in Hartford." Local author Steve Courtney will be discussing the making of the official guide to The Mark Twain House and Museum, this volume tells the...
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The Hartford CourantThe state's year-old "Still Revolutionary" campaign is working, and visitation to six major Connecticut attractions increased 6.8 percent from 2011 to last year, according to the state Office of Tourism. The news was released Tuesday during the...
The United States has a fine reputation of creating an aura of foreign culture around products that are decidedly American. General Tso's Chicken has certainly never been found in China, and chimichanga's are actually a product of 20th century Arizona....
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Before the devastating effects of the Great Depression, the country lounged in the perceived luxury of the Gilded Age. Economic growth after the Civil War attracted millions of immigrants to the country, where industries like railroads and manufacturing...
So Congress has finally passed the "Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Act," which will help bring in some cash for four worthy non-profit outfits including Connecticut's Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford. And some of Connecticut's congressional pols...
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Robert Generali was a reverse Robin Hood. He robbed from children, many of them poor, to enrich himself. Mr. Generali was recently sentenced to prison for embezzling more than $400,000 from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury. So infuriated was U....
Writing is frustrating work. Add pictures to the story, and watch your hair get even whiter with each passing pronoun. Author/illustrator Mark Siegel survived the process of creating a graphic novel, Sailor Twain, and he'll be appearing at (naturally)...
From the Mark Twain House and Museum to the Coventry Regional Farmers Market, state residents have chosen 10 finalists in the #CTFanFavorite tourism campaign online. Now the voting starts to pick a fan-favorite. From July 17 to 31, the Connecticut Office...
When I think of parasites to represent parasitic groups, I think of the bloated deer tick to be the metaphor for the scum of all hate groups in America. They, like all hate groups, make my skin crawl. I've gotten my share of hate mail over the years, but...
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The Mark Twain House and Museum has always been a go-to place for literary events of all shapes and sizes. This week's no different: Time Magazine humorist Joel Stein (pictured) appears in dialogue with local media personality Colin McEnroe to deliver...
Dr. W.T. Lhamon Jr. lectures about racism in popular culture at the Mark Twain House in Hartford on May 23America's troubled racial history again takes center stage at the Mark Twain House on Wednesday, when scholar Dr. W.T. Lhamon Jr., who chronicled the Minstrel Show phenomenon in his book, Raising Cain: Blackface Performance from Jim Crow to Hip Hop,...
A brutal attack in the dead of night—the recurring nightmare of Henry (Rick Gomez), a successful novelist with a loving wife (Vinessa Shaw). After a farewell party thrown by his publisher (Bryan Cranston), Henry goes into isolation at his remote...
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