iOS app Android app

ΠΟΥ

Suspicion: A Talk with Joseph Finder

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.28.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Joseph Finder has a background every thriller novelist would love to have. He spent his early childhood living around the world.

What? Spoilers Enhance a Mystery or Thriller?

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.14.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

For mystery, suspense and thriller novels, viewing the plot as "(almost) irrelevant" seems an extraordinary stretch. Frankly, I find that conclusion preposterous.

Testing the Fates at Chao-Tian Temple in Beigang, Taiwan

Rachel Chang | Posted 11.20.2013 | Travel
Rachel Chang

I looked down at the two wooden objects on the concrete floor, baffled. "See? They're smiling at you," my grandma said. It wasn't until years later when I that I stopped by the Chao-Tian Temple (also called Matzu Temple) and tried to understand the significance of the block throwing.

A Closer Look at Poe's Windfall Poem

John Lundberg | Posted 10.04.2013 | Arts
John Lundberg

A handwritten, signed manuscript of "The Conqueror Worm," one of Edgar Allan Poe's most disturbing poems (and that's saying a lot), sold at auction for $300,000 last week, at 15 times its estimate. The poem is memorable for its strange and powerful allegorical frame and its brutal detail.

6 Horrible Edgar Allan Poe Film Adaptations (VIDEO)

Posted 01.20.2013 | Books

Today is Edgar Allan Poe's birthday. Little did he know (Poe only became famous and well-known posthumously) that he would go on to influence film...

The Challenges Of Adapting Edgar Allan Poe

Bethany Griffin | Posted 07.01.2012 | Books
Bethany Griffin

The underlying concept of Poe's story is that no one, no matter how rich and powerful, can escape death. Such a relevant and macabre idea. The Masque of the Red Death was just begging to be turned into a post-apocalyptic novel.

Poe Fans Call An End To 'Toaster' Tradition

AP | By SARAH BRUMFIELD | Posted 01.19.2012 | Travel

BALTIMORE -- Edgar Allan Poe fans waited long past a midnight dreary, but it appears annual visits to the writer's grave in Baltimore by a mysterious ...

Tales From the Haunted Dodger Ravine

Jeff Polman | Posted 08.03.2011 | Sports
Jeff Polman

Media and close friends who won't go near the Old McCourt Place after dark painted pictures of a treacherous pit, a crumbling baseball castle surrounded by shadowy parking lots, and plagued by roving, foulmouthed, bloodthirsty gang members.

Remembering Edgar Allan Poe

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

It's hard to beat a macabre little mystery involving one of the best-known mystery writers of all time, but it's important to remember that Poe was more than just a mystery writer.

Under The Influence

The Huffington Post | Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Writing a book is usually a long, hair-pulling affair for the author. But in the end, only one name appears on the front of the book: their own. What...

Top 10 Ghost Stories

guardian.co.uk | Kate Mosse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The celebrated author of novels such as "The House of Mirth", Wharton was also a terrific writer of ghostly tales. A blend of Poe, Hawthorne and Henry...

Angelina Jolie's Cockroach, Clinton's Cupcakes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The new book "What The Great Ate: A Curious History Of Food & Fame" tells you that Madonna, when she was struggling to make ends meet, used to pick Fr...

14 Incredible First Editions That Sold Big At Auction (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Encountering a first edition copy of an important book can be a magical experience. First editions of very old texts can also be extremely important h...

Ted Poe: Congressman Compares Illegal Immigrants To Grasshoppers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In one of the latest instances of a legislator waxing poetic about the debate over illegal immigration, Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) took the floor of the U...

Edgar Allan Poe's Mysterious Birthday Visitor Doesn't Show This Year

AP | BEN NUCKOLS and JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

BALTIMORE — It is what Edgar Allan Poe might have called "a mystery all insoluble": Every year for the past six decades, a shadowy visitor would...

Poe Rare First Book Sells for $662K At Auction

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — A rare copy of Edgar Allan Poe's first book has sold for $662,500, smashing the previous record price for American literature. The c...

Poe Finally Gets Proper Funeral

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

BALTIMORE — For Edgar Allan Poe, 2009 has been a better year than 1849. After dozens of events in several cities to mark the 200th anniversary o...

Quiz: Which Gothic Novel Are You In?

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jilly Gagnon

2008 was a dark and stormy year, full of desperate men and women, and horrible, unspeakable deeds. But under just which heavy pall of gothically-tinged-greys are you living?