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Edgar Allan Poe

The Tell-Tale Tooth

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 10.28.2015 | Comedy
Lisa Smith Molinari

I was nervous, dreadfully nervous. True, the tooth had haunted me both day and night, but my senses were only sharpened, not destroyed. I was certainly not mad! In fact, my awareness was so acute as to render me excruciatingly sane.

Movie Review: Crimson Peak...Don't Go Alone

Carole Mallory | Posted 10.15.2015 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

If you like being scared, Crimson Peak, a modern day gothic tale, is for you. The sets, costumes, and acting all make for an eerie evening a la popcorn. Mia Wasikowski is stunning as the heroine.

My Life Is a Poem

Poetry Foundation | Posted 08.19.2015 | Books
Poetry Foundation

By Rhymefest Chicago is a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe. It is beautifully tragic, with its political corruption, murder, suspense, segregation, ...

The Chemo Countdown: When 'Nevermore' Can't Come Soon Enough

Jodi Meryl Wallace | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Jodi Meryl Wallace

To treat triple positive breast cancer, there are four different drugs: Doxataxel, Carboplatin, Herceptin and Perjeta -- which I refer to as the fou...

Stage Door: 'Nevermore', 'On the Twentieth Century'

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.16.2015 | Arts
Fern Siegel

What's striking about Nevermore is that it captures Poe in Poe-like fashion. It pays tribute to his tormented life, explains the genesis of his most beloved works, while delivering an original, riveting set piece.

Losing: The Soul Of A Writer

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.04.2015 | Books
Peter Schwartz

Tolstoy and Proust literally. Fitzgerald could claim Francis Scott Key ancestry. Pynchon descended from Puritan William Pynchon, the founder of Springfield, Massachusetts in 1636. No losers there.

First Nighter: John Tiffany's 'Let the Right One In', Parallel Exit's 'Everybody Gets Cake!', Poe in 'Nevermore'

David Finkle | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

If you ask me, the prolific John Tiffany and the prolific Steven Hoggett are responsible for the best play ever presented about the Iraq War. So when I learned they were bringing Let the Right One In to the always adventurous St. Ann's, I figured it would be another must.

Serial: Why Is It So Popular?

Khanh Ho | Posted 01.26.2015 | Media
Khanh Ho

That's how Serial is supposed to get you: The feeling of true waiting -- something that is lost in our digital culture where all things are instantaneously present simultaneously -- is a novel sensation. Pardon the pun.

Philadelphia's Noir Con... Where the Nitty Meets the Gritty

Carole Mallory | Posted 01.04.2015 | Books
Carole Mallory

At NoirCon doors are unlocked to anything noir. In a world of darkness, NoirCon is a beacon of light.

The Poetry And Prophecy Of Edgar Allan Poe

Oliver Tearle | Posted 10.22.2014 | Books
Oliver Tearle

Less famous is the story behind Poe's choice of bird. There is reason to believe that Poe originally planned to have a parrot, rather than a raven, utter the refrain 'Nevermore' in the poem.

How to Get Successfully Published TODAY: Big 5, Indy, or Self-Publish?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.02.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

It's the greatest time in history to be a writer. There are more ways to get published than ever before. While it's great to have so many options, it's also confusing. But when you break these many different ways down, they sort themselves out into just three primary paths.

Almost No One Saw This "Perfect" Video of Maya Angelou

Jeff Vespa | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Jeff Vespa

Late one night, faced with a mountain of tapes and a looming deadline, I pull a tape out of my bin. It was a documentary called Perfect Moment. I inserted the tape in the VCR and pressed play.

Stephen King And Edgar Allan Poe 'Rap Battle' For The Horror Title

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Books

Do you find "The Masque of the Red Death" or The Shining scarier? While both are legendary works of horror by noted authors from very different eras -...

Edgar Allan Poe: "Bostonians Have No Soul"

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 05.30.2014 | Books

A healthy sense of competition amongst cities has long been a part of the spirit of the United States of America. Loyal son of Massachusetts John Adam...

Why Baltimore Is So Much More Than Just 'The Wire'

Zoë Lintzeris | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Zoë Lintzeris

Here are just eight reasons why Baltimore still shines on as a mid-Atlantic gem, because -- as everyone from here knows -- why be less when you can Bmore?

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 50th Anniversary Special: The Masque of the Red Death

Dan Persons | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It's Larry's call this time around, and he's picked a good 'un: The Masque of the Red Death, Roger Corman's adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe story that casts Vincent Price as a Satan-worshiping noble who just wants to be loved.

WATCH: New Documentary "The Seer of Poughkeepsie"

Mitch Horowitz | Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion
Mitch Horowitz

One of the most quietly monumental figures of the nineteenth-century was the American trance medium Andrew Jackson Davis (1826-1910), known (sometimes...

Paul Auster on Poe, Pynchon, and 'Boy Writers'

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 03.29.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

As someone who aspires to fit into Auster's definition of "boy writer," I'm wondering if he might extend his coinage to include "girl writers" as well. Who are they among women, the creative sparks, the gleeful, the ones who make you want to read?

Hoist the Jolly Roger! -- 10 Must-Read Pirate Books

Scott DiMarco | Posted 03.23.2014 | Books
Scott DiMarco

Pirate-mania is all the rage these days. Luckily for us, there is a virtual treasure trove of pirate books. Here are some classic tales of piracy to keep your ship afloat.

Baltimore, MD: 10 Patriotic And Peculiar Places You Probably Missed On Your First Visit

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 02.09.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Here are 10 quirky, unsung places in Baltimore you may have missed on your first visit.

Richmond, Va.: A City of Historical Significance, Emerging Artists and Great Food

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Yes, Richmond's got broken storefronts and skeptical suburbanites, but there's a vibrant, youthful, Brooklyn-before-it-got-upscale vibe here, and it's worth at least a few days to explore.

How Dreaming Can Inspire Your Most Brilliant Ideas

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.22.2013 | Healthy Living

Inspiration can strike in the most unexpected places, and often, the best creative ideas occur while we're sleeping. Dreams can be a rich source of in...

Lou Reed 1942-2013

Alex Simon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Lou Reed has been one of rock music's most profound innovators since bursting onto the New York club scene in the mid-'60s with his now-legendary band, The Velvet Underground. Much of Lou Reed's career has followed this path: work that was often misunderstood upon its first release, then usually hailed as a masterpiece in retrospect.

Street Artist Writes Poetry Across 3,000 Miles

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

"What do you write?" For decades graffiti writers have been checking out one anothers' bonafides with this question. Even as tags turned to large c...

Quoth the Re-Animator: Filmmaker Stuart Gordon on Nevermore

Michael Varrati | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Varrati

Stuart Gordon is, inarguably, one of the undisputed masters of the horror genre. With such landmark works as the cult classic Re-Animator under his belt, Gordon's filmic oeuvre has always sought to blend a touch of scholarly class with the genre's gory grand guignol.