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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.

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.

First Nighter: Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, Poe's The Raven Take Flight

David Finkle | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Guess it's blowin' in the zeitgeist, but two adaptations involving rhymed classics are available in Manhattan this weekend only and worth any theatergoer's precious time.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Thanksgiving Spotlight!

Dan Persons | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Okay, admittedly that's an inaccurate title -- we're still a few weeks out from the festive family get-together, none of the films we're discussing in this ep are holiday-themed, and none could fairly be called a turkey (and for that last we are truly thankful).

Quoth the Raven, 'Hut-hut'

Colleen Glenney Boggs | Posted 04.02.2013 | Books
Colleen Glenney Boggs

The 49ers are heavily favored to win the Super Bowl on February 3, but I'll be rooting for the Ravens. My loyalties have nothing to do with football, nor Baltimore. I'll be cheering for the only team in the NFL named for a poem.

Chilling Illustrations of Edgar Allan Poe's Short Stories

Posted 05.25.2012 | Arts

The words of Edgar Allan Poe's "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" are nothing short of bone-chilling, and they certainly need no visual accompaniment....

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Raven

Dan Persons | Posted 06.30.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

If truth is stranger than fiction, then can a serial killer inspired by the eminently strange writings of Edgar Allan Poe be said to be even stranger still?

Weekend Box Office (04/29/12): Think Like a Man Tops Again and The Avengers Rakes In $178 Million Overseas

Scott Mendelson | Posted 06.29.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

In the weekend before the official start of the summer season, four new releases all debuted to numbers ranging from not awful to genuinely awful. The top film this weekend was once again Think Like a Man -- the ensemble romantic comedy has now earned $60 million

Cusack: Hollywood Doesn't Make Good Rom-Coms Anymore

Posted 04.26.2012 | Entertainment

In “The Raven,” which opens nationwide on April 27, John Cusack stars as a fictionalized version of Edgar Allan Poe. And in this big-screen extrav...

Lucy Blodgett

John Cusack Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 04.25.2012 | Los Angeles

John Cusack was surrounded by family and friends Tuesday at the presentation of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The 2,469th star is in front o...

Will Ryman's Topsy-Turvy World

Posted 03.19.2012 | Arts

Will Ryman is known for his hyper-enlarged sculptures which use manipulate expectations of size and materials to create absurd spaces. The Manhatt...

Edgar Allan Poe as Action Hero?

John Lundberg | Posted 05.11.2012 | Home
John Lundberg

Many suspect that Poe's lifelong struggles with alcoholism and depression were behind his death, though rabies, of all things, is also a possibility. The Raven has other ideas.

John Cusack: Playing Edgar Allan Poe Was A Lifelong Dream

Posted 03.09.2012 | Entertainment

John Cusack says his turn in "The Raven" is the role of a lifetime, which is high praise considering the 45-year-old has acted in over 50 films and is...

Terrifying

Posted 12.07.2011 | Entertainment

Edgar Allan Poe isn't just for English majors anymore. We've been psyched about John Cusack's psychological thriller since his spot-on Poe portrai...

PHOTO: John Cusack Gets Dark, Scary

Posted 08.27.2011 | Entertainment

To enter the world of Edgar Allen Poe is to take a trip into the dark and ominous. It looks like John Cusack has gone in full throttle. The actor p...

Roger Corman Shares Success Stories About Young Francis Ford Coppola, Ron Howard and Jack Nicholson in Cannes Masterclass

Karin Badt | Posted 07.19.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Roger Corman is a mythic hero in the movie business for his indisputable achievements and generosity. Yesterday his generosity continued: at age 85, he gave a Master Class to young would-be American filmmakers on how to be a success.

NAHM by Alexandria Hilfiger and Nary Manivong Reinvents the Shirtdress

Ariston Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ariston Anderson

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Edgar Allan Poe Is 202 Today

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today we celebrate what would be Edgar Allan Poe's 202nd birthday. The American writer is best known for his creepy tales and haunting poems, includin...

PHOTO: Sneak Peek At 'The Raven'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Here's John Cusack doing a spot-on Edgar Allan Poe for the upcoming psychological thriller 'The Raven.' Cusack announced his involved in the James M...

WATCH: ANIMATION: Tim Burton's Haunting Short "Vincent"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

(From: Laughing Squid) In 1982, over a decade before A Nightmare Before Christmas, Tim Burton made the stop-motion animated short "Vincent," shown on...

'The Raven': Ricardo de Montreuil's Execellent New Sci-Fi Short Movie (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Ricardo de Montreuil's latest short film is "The Raven," a futuristic science fiction thriller that follows Chris Black, who "possesses a power that c...

Five Belated Birthday Greetings for Edgar Allan Poe

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

Every year for the past six decades, a shadowy visitor left roses and a half-empty bottle of cognac on Edgar Allen Poe's grave on the writer's birthday. This year, no one showed.