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Mark Twain

  1. mister americana
    A Short History of Val Kilmer’s Obsession With Mark TwainRumors of his blah, blah have been greatly blah.
  2. vulture lists
    7 New Audiobooks Tailor-made to Help You Survive the HolidaysFeed your brain with Twain, Jack Reacher, and the Beastie Boys while your body endures the tedium of cooking and travel.
  3. What Happened When David Letterman Was Honored at the Kennedy CenterThe Mark Twain Prize ceremony refused to be about how great he is.
  4. chat room
    Val Kilmer on Playing Mark Twain, and His Crazy Song to Song Cameo“What and who is God to me? What’s at the core of Twain’s soul? What does it mean to be an American?”
  5. theater review
    Theater Review: Encores! Shows Why Big River Isn’t Coming Back Anytime SoonThe Encores! performance of Big River shows us why it’s never coming back to Broadway.
  6. it’s electric!
    Nikola Tesla Is All the Rage, Will Be Featured in a New Film With Mark TwainTesla is also a main character in the upcoming movie The Current War.
  7. impressions
    Eddie Murphy Finally Impersonated CosbyAccording to reports from the comedian’s Mark Twain ceremony.
  8. Mark Twain’s Early Newspaper Columns Were Basically Made Up“It’s unclear how Twain acquired that level of detail.”
  9. Carol Burnett Will Receive the Mark Twain Humor Prize This YearThe Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is going to Carol Burnett this year, the Kennedy Center announced today. The lifetime achievement […]
  10. i heart huckleberry
    Val Kilmer Really Getting Into This Mark Twain StuffHe says Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart are Twain’s modern-day equivalents.
  11. clickables
    See Val Kilmer as a Scarily Accurate Mark TwainHe’s playing the author in a one-man play called Citizen Twain.
  12. How Mark Twain Made Robbery Lemons Into Comedy LemonadeMan, Mark Twain was holding down the early 20th century comedy scene like a champion. After he was robbed in 1908, Twain wrote a notice for […]
  13. The Accidental Comedy Masterpiece Mark Twain Called ‘Perfect’In his introduction to the 1883 American edition of English As She Is Spoke, Mark Twain wrote some of the most glowing praise he’s ever laid on […]
  14. books
    New Huckleberry Finn Edition Will Omit Racially Sensitive WordsAs you would expect, it’s a controversial choice.
  15. tina fey
    Read the Sarah Palin Jokes Cut From PBS’s Airing of the Mark Twain PrizeLike the joke about Sarah Palin, rape kits, and evolution.
  16. huck spin
    Mark Twain’s 100-Year-Old Autobiography Will Be Half a Million Words of FunHe talks some smack.
  17. the industry
    Ricky Gervais Announces His ‘Retirement’Plus industry news on Kanye West, Peter Bjorn and John, and Mark Twain.