Comedian Carol Burnett has been selected by Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Award will be presented Oct. 20 at a kudofest to be…
Jeff Nichols' third film, Roadside's "Mud," screened April 21 at MoMA, and it's very much an homage to a great writer from the South.
Comedian-talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres was saluted Monday by a parade of comics during the 15th Mark Twain Prize celebration at the Kennedy Center.
Val Kilmer is bringing Mark Twain back from the dead, having selected a Hollywood graveyard for the ceremonies.
The final chapters of "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" have long sparked controversy among Twain scholars, who concluded that the author, facing writer's block, tacked on a contrived ending that put…
Mark Twain has been dead for almost 100 years but he's still cranking them out. Well, sort of. The recent discovery of an unpublished short story by Twain has spawned a delightful little musical that…
It's hard to distinguish the lines separating Hal Holbrook from Mark Twain, the great American humorist he's been interpreting for a half-century. The actor was barely 30 when he first adopted the…
So rich and full was the life of Mark Twain, born Sam Clemens, that it requires two hours-plus to tell the full tale [adapted from Twain's works, and Harold M. Sherman's play Mark Twain, by Alan…