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Akira Kurosawa’s Unfilmed Poe Adaptation ‘The Mask of the Black Death’ is Actually Happening

Legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa passed away back in 1998, the very same year that he was gearing up to begin production on an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic short story, “The Masque of the Red Death.” Kurosawa’s version of the story was to be titled The Mask of the Black Death, and the script […]

The Unsolved Murder That Fascinated 1840s New York (and Edgar Allan Poe)

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

No one knows what happened to "The Beautiful Cigar Girl," although Poe was convinced he'd solved the mystery.

The Tell-Tale Pacemaker: Man Charged With Arson After Police Examine Pacemaker Data

Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Tell-Tale Heart' tells the tale of a man, so wracked with guilt and paranoia after a well crafted murder that he begins to hear the beating of his victim's heart from under his floorboards and (spoiler alert) confesses to the crime. Now, Poe's classic tale......

10 Places That Rejected Poe in Life But Celebrate Him in Death

Edgar Allan Poe pioneered a distinctly American brand of gothic horror and romanticism, and introduced the short story to the literary tradition. Yet throughout his career he never received much fame or money. "The Raven" was his best-known work, for which he was paid $9. Show More Summary

Check Out These Marvelous Old NYC Photos Hitting The Auction Block

On Valentine's Day, Swann Galleries in Manhattan is hosting an auction that could net you some of the most historic images of NYC. Their "Icons & Images" event offers photos from mid-nineteenth century portraiture to Edgar Allan Poe tintypes to Berenice Abbott prints. Also, that photo of the llama riding in a car through Times Square—a lesser known classic! [ more › ]

Joseph Abboud’s Fall ’17 Collection Delivers a Gothic Tale

Joseph Abboud delivers a dark spin on sartorial style with his fall-winter 2017 collection. Inspired by great Gothic novels, Abboud plunges into a romantic period. Bringing to mind celebrated authors such as Edgar Allan Poe and Oscar Wilde, the collection balances the dark with the ornate. Show More Summary

See Nicolas Cage read the entirety of Edgar Allan Poe's THE TELL-TALE HEART! It's amazing!

Nicolas Cage actually showed up to the Alamo's C4GED Marathon and watched 5 of his films with a bunch of Austin geeks! Read the full article on AICN Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I had the great pleasure of attending the C4GED Movie Marathon yesterday at the Alamo Drafthouse. Show More Summary

Delightfully Macabre, Vintage Edgar Allan Poe Book Covers

On this day in 1845, Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic masterpiece “The Raven” was published by the New York Evening Mirror, which helped catapult the macabre writer to fame. The magazine’s editor said the narrative poem was “unsurpassed in English poetry for subtle conception, masterly ingenuity of versification, and consistent, sustaining of imaginative lift.. […]

"I have great faith in fools — self-confidence my friends will call it."

“I have great faith in fools — self-confidence my friends will call it.” - Edgar Allan Poe, “Marginalia”

From Edgar Allan Poe to NASA, Swann Galleries' Winter Photographs Sale offers historic images

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

On Thursday, February 14, Swann Galleries will offer Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks, with spectacular examples of the medium representing a range of styles and technological advances, from mid-nineteenth century portraiture to contemporary photocollages. Show More Summary

Celebrating Mystery’s Best | Edgar Award Nominees 2017

The Mystery Writers of America (MWA) celebrated Edgar Allan Poe's 208th birthday on January 19 by releasing the nominees for the 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television published or produced in 2016.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Edgar Allan Poe

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

You’ve read Edgar Allan Poe’s terrifying stories. You can quote “The Raven.” How well do you know the writer’s quirky sense of humor and code-cracking abilities, though?

A Vengeful Arch-Nemesis Taught You Fake News About Edgar Allan Poe

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

This is a true story about fabrications that improbably became common knowledge. The protagonist is a poet whose name you’ll recognize, but whose life is still widely mischaracterized. It would have been his birthday today, Jan. 19.Show More Summary

New York Today: New York Today: Searching for Poe

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Thursday: Edgar Allan Poe’s New York, demonstrating at a Trump hotel, and Hillary Clinton’s cookies.

I Fall In Love With One’s Soul, Not Their Gender

On being pansexual. When I looked into the eyes of the first woman I ever liked — loved, even — I felt like I finally understood the famous words attributed to Edgar Allan Poe: “the eyes are the window to the soul.” I didn’t just see her, but myself; I saw a reflection of my own soul within hers. Show More Summary

Neil Gaiman Reads The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe in Front of a Crackling Fireplace

From Neil Gaiman: The Worldbuilders charity passed its stretch goal of a million dollars, so I lit a whole bunch of candles, put on a coat once worn by a dead brother in the Stardust movie, and I read Edgar Allan Poe’s poem THE RAVEN by candlelight. Show More Summary

Neil Gaiman Reading The Raven in Front of a Crackling Fireplace Is Like a Warm Blanket For Our Ears

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Like a toasty mug of cocoa on a winter’s eve, let the smooth sound of Neil Gaiman reading the Edgar Allan Poe classic enrich your soul. Read more...

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