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Director Fincher the right fit for 'Gone Girl' adaptation

...guilt, and that look in his eyes that says: Something's wrong. Boney is played by Kim Dickens and whatever sort of Mark Twain-country Sherlock you imagined reading Flynn's book, Dickens is right on the money, a savvy voice of intelligence...
Five Good Reads: Steve Quinn

...through the troubled career of one of the game's greatest goalies.? "The Stolen White Elephant" by Mark TwainThis Mark Twain gem - aren't they all, really? - stood tall on a shelf at The Haunted Bookshop in Sidney, British Columbia. This...
Playlist: Space rock for an earthly age

...piece with dynamics that make the five-piece sound like, well, an army. Coincidentally, I'm in the middle of Mark Twain's "Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc", so as I listen, I can't help but visualize some combination of the...
Local bookstore owners plan for new chapters

...amidst rumors that both Hearthside Books and Rainy Retreat were about to close their doors. But, like reports of Mark Twain's demise, these rumors have been greatly exaggerated.Owners at both bookstores have indeed announced plans to sell...
Living and growing: Time for a change?

Most people I know don't like change very much. Many agree with Mark Twain's assertion that the "only person who likes change is a baby with a wet diaper." Change is easier for some than others but...
Take me out to the ballgame at 30 big-league parks

...two-hour drive to Samuel Clemens' childhood home in Hannibal, Missouri, the Mississippi River village that inspired Mark Twain's best-known books about the childhood adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. The Hannibal visit had a ripple...
Review: 'Mud' is a triumph for McConaughey, Nichols

...this rising tide as a distinctive talent to remember.Nichols is made in America, a storyteller in the tradition of Mark Twain, uncanny in the way he understands human nature, inventive in spinning that into a movie. There is an ease with which...
As Twain once said of car dealers ... is. So, I guess he never charged for all those services previously? Or was it he just has to tell us now? Like Mark Twain once said, "Some car dealers and many lawyers are an untrustworthy lot." Jim Weber Palmer
Journalist 'Stroller' White liked a good joke - in print

...historian Bob DeArmond, who was a cub reporter for The Stroller's Weekly in the early 1930s, considers White the "Mark Twain of the North." White carved out a career as a columnist in an era before columnists were common, an era when even...
This Day in History

...Slope Borough. In the nation In 1886, President Cleveland married Frances Folsom in a White House ceremony. In 1897, Mark Twain, 61, was quoted by the New York Journal as saying from London that "the report of my death was an exaggeration...


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