Topic: Mark Twain

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  • Driving Mr. Yogi

    More than baseball, 'Driving Mr. Yogi' is a book about friendship.

  • The Monitor's View Montana's challenge to 'super PACs'

    Montana's high court challenges the moral basis for the US Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling that spawned super PACs. The high court needs to rebalance free speech vs. democracy.

  • 10 snapshots of New York from celebrated diaries

    From 'New York Diaries' edited by Teresa Carpenter, 10 stories of New York City through the centuries.

  • Global News Blog French politicians argue over who 'owns' Joan of Arc

    In an election year Joan of Arc represents 600-year-old values that fit political messages on both sides of the aisle.

  • Global News Blog Is Mitt Romney's Europe-bashing well placed?

    Mitt Romney called the Obama White House a reflection of the 'worst of what Europe has become' in his victory speech last night. But the austerity favored by the GOP is much in vogue in Europe.

  • New Yahoo CEO arrives: why his company isn't dead yet

    As former eBay executive, Scott Thompson takes the helm at Yahoo the company confronts some big strategic hurdles, but it hasn't been wiped off the Internet map just yet.

  • Comfort food with an English accent: Lancashire Hotpot

    Stir It Up! Comfort food with an English accent: Lancashire Hotpot

    This take on Lancashire hotpot – traditional English food at its most comforting – is made with lamb, onions and carrots topped with sliced potatoes and baked until fork tender.

  • Jerusalem: The Biography

    Jerusalem: The Biography

    Chronicling the world's holiest city

  • Mark Twain and 29 other great pseudonyms

    Mark Twain and 29 other great pseudonyms

    Wednesday's special Google doodle wished a happy birthday to Mark Twain. The American writer was born 176 years ago. Well, Twain wasn't born then. A fellow named Samuel Clemens was. The pen name "Mark Twain" came many years later. Twain stands among many great pseudonyms. Some are obviously fake – Vin Diesel and Sting. But others might surprise you – John Wayne and Alan Alda. Here are 30 of the best from books, movies, TV, and music.

  • Mark Twain: Top 5 world travel quotes

    Mark Twain: Top 5 world travel quotes

    Today is the 176th birthday of Mark Twain, or as his parents knew him, Samuel L. Clemens. Twain is best known for his American fiction, including “Tom Sawyer,” but he was also an intrepid traveler and travel-writer who paved the way for the Bill Brysons of our day. In “Innocents Abroad" he wrote, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” Here are five delightful travel quotes from Twain's writings: