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Sam "Mark Twain" Clemens had cats. Not the lolz kind, real ones. At least three of them, with names like "Satan," "Pestilence" and "Famine." (Pretty much sums up how many of us feel about cats too.) Earlier this month, the Mark Twain house opened The...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Halloween, Entertainment, Dioramas, Mark Twain
Art for Everyone: The Federal Art Project in Connecticut On view until Feb. 5, 2013. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury, mattatuckmuseum.org Among certain political circles, it is holy writ that the government has never produced, never...
Spend the weekend getting your holiday shopping done, celebrating Halloween with your kids at Botanica, or attending one of the biggest fundraiser parties of the year! Read on for more information on Toto’s top 5 weekend picks. Make sure to also...
A good museum is constantly revising and reinventing itself. So it is that the Field's newly named Ronald and Christina Gidwitz Hall of Birds reopened Tuesday after an extensive renovation. This mecca of bird-watching (stuffed-and-mounted division) still...
The Hartford CourantCabela's Candlewood Grill 475 East Hartford Blvd., East Hartford 860-290-6200, http://www.cabelas.com I don't hunt. I don't fish. I don't shoot arrows, climb rocks or hike trails. So what was I doing in Cabela's, a retail wonderland for outdoorsy...
Tags: Doughnuts, Arts and Culture, Salads, Onions, Foods and Beverages
Special to the Chicago TribuneMany people visit Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois, for the 27-hole golf course or the prized military museum, which features impressive exhibits of the 1st Infantry Division's war efforts, and an outdoor collection of refurbished tanks. The 500-acre...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Fennel, Chicago Tribune, Thyme, Cantigny Park
-------------------- Charles R. Knight The Artist Who Saw Through Time Richard Milner Abrams: $40, 180 pp. -------------------- Although his is not a household name, Charles R. Knight (1874-1953) created paintings of dinosaurs, saber-toothed cats,...
Daniel Mosher Long collects old things, and odd things, like little plastic baby dolls. Then he creates these dioramas juxtaposing things that just don't look right together. But he makes them look right. Then he photographs them. An exhibit of his...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Museums
A man hangs from a rope connected to the beam of a barn, his feet smashing through a wooden crate so he looks like he's cut off at the knees. His wife explains that when he was angered or annoyed, he would go to that spot, get up on a bucket, put a...
Towards the end of this quiet though affective episode, Glen Bishop asks Don, "Why does everything turn out crappy?" Yikes, the kid is right. Well, in this hour anyway. First things first: Saddled by severe money woes, a perceived failure in business and...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFirst published on Jan. 30, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012. The tourists think big. Arriving in Southern California, they expect to conquer Disneyland and Hollywood, perhaps on the same day, in between the surfing and snowboarding. Then they...
"Injun Summer," an earlier era's celebration of autumn and childhood imagination, took on a life of its own — almost literally. The famous cartoon first appeared on Sept. 30, 1907, on Page One, the answer to a looming deadline on a slow news day....
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