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Edgar Allan Poe

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.

Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Grave Visitor A No-Show

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

BALTIMORE — Telltale hearts beat with anticipation during a rainy, midnight dreary and beyond, hoping the mysterious visitor to Edgar Allan Poe'...

Tell-Tale Letdown: Poe Visitor Again A No-Show

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

BALTIMORE — Telltale hearts beat with anticipation during a rainy, midnight dreary and beyond, hoping the mysterious visitor to Edgar Allan Poe'...

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...

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...

Bills at Ravens Won't Be Great

Alyssa Jung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alyssa Jung

The likelihood of the Bills breaking the curse and transforming the "win column" from a 0 to a 1? Not likely. We're facing the Ravens in Baltimore.

Celebrate American Literature on the 1st Annual Dead Poets Remembrance Day

Farryn Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Farryn Weiner

Poetry is a thing of the past, unless you include rap as poetic play-on-prose. But there's one man out there keeping the literature alive. Walter Skol...

The Beautiful Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Isolated and immobile due to a debilitating illness, Bailey finds herself in the company of a snail. Observing the snail, she reflects on her own constrictions of mobility, placement and relationships.

Test Your Knowledge of Literature's Greatest Bed Bug Infestations

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

In this short tale of mystery and imagination, a man is bitten by a strange gold bug, which leads to the discovery of a cryptograph revealing the location of Captain Kidd's treasure.

Books That Sell

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

Twitter was all atwitter about a recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece which argued that the increasingly difficult economics of the publishing business will soon lead to advertising in ebooks.

Cinefantastique Podcast: 50th Anniversary Special - Psycho; House of Usher and Peeping Tom

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

With no new horror, fantasy, and science fiction films opening nationwide this week, the Cinefantastique Podcast turns its eye on the 50th anniversary...

Dead Poets Society Founder Wants To Start Dead Poets Remembrance Day

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

PORTLAND, Maine — A former teacher who founded the Dead Poets Society of America and traveled 15,000 miles to document the graves of poets has a...

Top 10 Seafaring Tales

The Guardian | Carsten Jensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Given that men have sailed the seas for thousands of years, it's perhaps surprising how few great works of literature have been inspired by the seafa...

Soulmates: A Love-Hate Relationship

Christine Egan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Egan

I don't believe soulmates exist. I'm pretty sure this long-held belief makes me unromantic, but I'm also pretty sure it's the reason I have a solid marriage.

Edgar Evermore: Zombie-Poe Belly Dancers and Other Baltimore Adventures

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Travis Nichols

Last fall, writer Abigail Deutsch peered over a Baltimore coffin to look at the pale corpse of Edgar Allan Poe.

'Empathic Civilization': Our Brains Were Built For Feeling Each Other's Pain

Richard Restak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Richard Restak

In our culture we're taught to think of ourselves as independent and self-actualizing. In reality, our brain is uniquely constructed for experiencing other people's thoughts, emotions and actions as if they were our own.

Famous Literary Drunks And Drug Addicts

LIFE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Charles Baudelaire: "Always be drunk ... Get drunk militantly. Just get drunk."...

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...

Porn For People Who Like Books

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

The Decline and Fall of my Previously Erect Penis

10 Best Victorian Detective Stories

The Guardian | James McCreet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Sherlock Holmes and his predecessor, Edgar Allan Poe's Auguste Dupin, were always fantasy detectives. Their powers of deduction often bordered on the ...

Balloon Boy Saga's Predecessor Was Edgar Allan Poe's Fake Balloon Story In 1884

The Morning Delivery | Bill Lucey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Now that we know we've all been hoodwinked into believing six-year old Falcon Heene might have been in the runaway helium balloon, it is worth noting ...

No Time to Read? Go Short

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

There is a solution to the time crunch: the beauty and brevity of a short story. For those with circumscribed time, short stories deliver, and deliver big time.

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...

Top Five Myths About Edgar Allan Poe

Matthew Pearl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Matthew Pearl

2009 marks the bicentennial of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe. Instead of celebrating Poe, we often celebrate a caricature of him that has developed over time.