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How Did Edgar Allan Poe Manage To Describe The Big Bang In 1848?

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

They mocked when Edgar Allan Poe published his prose poem "Eureka" in his last year of life, describing how the universe had begun with a single "primordial particle" that exploded outwards in "one instantaneous flash." But 80 years later, cosmologists started realizing that Poe had been on to something. Read more...

The Mind Of Edgar Allan Poe

Marilynne Robinson praises his idiosyncratic brilliance, claiming the long prose poem about cosmology he wrote in the last year of his life, Eureka, was “so full of intuitive insight that neither his contemporaries nor subsequent generations, at least until the late twentieth century, could make any sense of it”: Its very brilliance made it an […]

2015 Edgar Award Nominations Revealed

The Mystery Writers of America have revealed the nominees for this year’s Edgar Awards. The annual prize is named after beloved writer Edgar Allan Poe, awarded to the best authors in the mystery genre since 1945. These awards recognize the...Show More Summary

#244 January 21, 2015

Sheila writes: It was Edgar Allan Poe's 206th birthday on January 19, and I came across an old post on Open Culture featuring a couple of cool clips, one being Christopher Walken reading Poe's poem "The Raven," and the other being the 1953 Oscar-nominated animated short of Poe's story "The Tell-Tale Heart," narrated by James Mason. Show More Summary

A Toast to Poe

last weekOdd : Neatorama

(vimeo link) Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809, which is now 206 years ago. We once looked forward to reports of the Poe Toaster, who used to delivered flowers to Poe’s grave early in the morning on his birthday every year, and drink a glass of cognac in his honor. Show More Summary

The (Still) Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

Was the famous author killed from a beating? From carbon monoxide poisoning? From alcohol withdrawal? Here are the top nine theories http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/still-mysterious-death-edgar-allan-poe-180952936/?no-ist A little old, but it's new to me :-)

Idris Elba is developing a supernatural story that features Edgar Allan Poe as an unlikely hero

The story, published in 1978, is set in New York City in the 1840s, with Edgar Allan Poe fighting demonic forces and his personal demons while teaming with a renowned fighter pursuing a sorcerer who murdered the fighter%u2019s wife.Show More Summary

Guessing Game: Edgar Allan Poe or Goth Song Lyrics?

Monday marks the birthday of O.G. Edgar Allan Poe — original goth (one of them, anyway). Poe’s morose poems and gloomy short tales populate the annals of gothic literature. The master of the macabre’s life wasn’t exactly cheery, either. Show More Summary

On the Books: Now Idris Elba’s making a movie about Edgar Allan Poe

-As if Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s upcoming Mycroft Holmes novel weren’t enough for you, now another celebrity is tackling another famous literary

Idris Elba Is Making A RIDICULOUS Sounding Edgar Allan Poe Movie! Actually, Make That THREE!

This sounds ridiculous! And yet we're totally intrigued! Idris Elba, who may very well be the next James Bond, is reportedly in the midst of producing a movie which he hopes will be a trilogy! [ Related: Kanye West TOTALLY Supports Idris Elba As The Next James Bond! ] The actor slash producer is helping develop a movie based [...]

Idris Elba Is Making A Movie Trilogy About Edgar Allan Poe Fighting Sorcerers - Quoth the raven, "what the hell?"

2 weeks agoOdd : Geekosystem

Once upon a midnight dreary, Elba pondered, weak and weary, over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—and then he found an old book about Edgar Allan Poe doing battle with the devil and thought, "I would absolutely pay to see that movie." So his company, Green Door Productions, will be overseeing a three-part film adaptation.

Idris Elba meets Edgar Allan Poe

If you've ever wanted to see a drunken Edgar Allan Poe do battle with a Satanist psychic, you're in luck. The British actor Idris Elba is developing a movie trilogy based on Marc Olden's novel "Poe Must Die," Variety reports.

Idris Elba's Making A Superhero Edgar Allan Poe Trilogy, It Sounds Nuts

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Who wants to see a drunk Edgar Allan Poe fight the devil? WE DO! WE DO! Beloved actor Idris Alba is about to bring that fantasy to life in a three-part movie series titled Poe Must Die. This is all the right kinds of crazy. Read mor...

Edgar Allan Poe Battling Demonic Forces? This New Trilogy Sounds Badass

Renowned poet Edgar Allan Poe as a demon-fighting, Constantine-like, alcohol-consumed figure trying to cope with the death of his wife? Sounds like something Keanu Reeves or Nic Cage would think about getting involved in, but it turns...Show More Summary

Newswire: Idris Elba is developing a thriller trilogy about Edgar Allan Poe

Idris Elba isn’t too busy with Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Finding Dory, and The Jungle Book to do a little producing on the side. According to Variety, Elba’s production company, Green Door, is developing a trilogy based on Marc Olden’s Poe Must Die. Show More Summary

American Stories

2 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Preludes", "Homage to Edgar Allan Poe", "Are We There Yet?", "Frida" Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble The Theater at the 14th Street Y New York, NY December 7, 2014, 3:00 by Mary Cargill © 2014 by Mary Cargill The Sokolow Theatre/Dance...Show More Summary

LISTEN: Edgar Allan Poe's Graveyard Visitor

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

For most of the 20th century, a man in black appeared each year at the grave of Edgar Allan Poe. In the predawn hours of January 19, he would drink a toast with French cognac and leave behind three roses in a special pattern. Read the rest

Marz, Hamner Introduce Batman to Poe in "Legends of the Dark Knight"

With an exclusive look at their Batman tale, Ron Marz and Cully Hamner discuss the iconic hero and why Edgar Allan Poe is a perfect addition to his rogues.

This year’s Archie McPhee Christmas sweater helps you show...

This year’s Archie McPhee Christmas sweater helps you show your (lack of) Christmas spirit! We convinced the Edgar Allan Poe choir to pose wearing theirs while singing, “Let it Poe! Let it Poe! Let it Poe!” Dour power! Buy one here!

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