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On Writing: Love and desire

...younger generation. "Illiterate" may seem too strong a word; surely they can read even if they don't. Still, as Mark Twain notes, the person who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the person who can't.But truth to tell, at...
On Writing: Religion and satire

...Please.The relationship between satire and religion is hinted at in the last novel by our greatest American satirist, Mark Twain. "The Mysterious Stranger" tells a story about a group of boys in late fifteenth-century Austria who meet a stranger...
Slack Tide: New Years resolutions for Juneau in 2015

...statistics show 90 percent of us fail to keep them. As Mark Twain once said: "New Year is the accepted time to make your...super easy ones like, for instance, resolving to quote Mark Twain more often. Generally speaking, experts agree the most effective...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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