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It's Poe's birthday, so here's Neil Gaiman reading The Raven

4 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

https://youtu.be/2jSHKPp-66w Neil Gaiman says Edgar Allan Poe should be read aloud, and he's right: he recorded this video of him reading "The Raven" in 2016 as part of Pat Rothfuss's Worldbuilders charity drive. It's Poe's birthday today, and I can think of no better way to celebrate it than to listen to it again. (more…)

Black Button's 'Nevermore' has all the Poe darkness you'd expect

Given the name of the company, Black Button Eyes Productions probably had a date from the beginning with Edgar Allan Poe. You know, that gent poetical who enjoyed the company of ravens and quothing, and a kitty lover whose idea of fun was to peer deep into darkness, dreaming dreams so dank and...

Thornton P. Knowles On The Crime Novelist Auggie J. Swisher

Auggie Swisher, after winning The Edgar Allan Poe Award for his thriller, Whackyshack, was asked by a New York Times reporter if he would now try his hand at serious fiction. I was standing next to Swisher when he took that question at the Mystery Writers of America's Annual Awards Banquet in New York. Show More Summary

The Most Mysterious Thing About Edgar Allan Poe Might Be How He Died

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The writer was found in great distress and wearing someone else's clothes. A few days later, he was dead.

With Apologies to Edgar Allan Poe

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : ShelfTalker

A bookseller's tongue-in-cheek lament about paying for all of the fabulous fall releases — before they've sold.

The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

On October 7, 1849, prolific horror writer Edgar Allan Poe died of mysterious causes in a secluded hospital room in Baltimore, Maryland. His death caused a stir and created many sensational theories as to how he died, including murder, suicide, and disease. Despite the theories and first-hand accounts of Poe’s condition from doctors and the […]

‘Alias Grace’, ‘The Deuce’ Season Finale and More TV You Must See This Week

By Karen Gomez Plus a new take on a '70s cop show, a Judah Friedlander standup special, an Edgar Allan Poe doc, and a bunch of Halloween marathons. The article ‘Alias Grace’, ‘The Deuce’ Season Finale and More TV You Must See This Week appeared first on Film School Rejects.

TV This Week, Oct. 29-Nov. 4: 'Get Out,' 'Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive' and more

SUNDAY The “2017 World Series” continues with a Game 5 matchup between the Houston Astros and your Los Angeles Dodgers. 5 p.m. Fox; also Tue.-Wed., if necessary They’re done doin’ the dirty down on “The Deuce” as this gritty drama set in 1970s NYC ends its first season. With James Franco and Maggie...

thefugitivesaint: Harry Clarke (1889-1931), ‘Ligeia’, “Tales of...

3 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

hefugitivesaint: Harry Clarke (1889-1931), ‘Ligeia’, “Tales of Mystery and Imagination” by Edgar Allan Poe, 1923 Source

Roger Corman talks Edgar Allan Poe in “American Masters – Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive” (Exclusive)

3 months agoGenres / Horror : Fangoria

There’s no doubt that Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most recognized writers of mystery and the macabre or all time. However, mysteries within his own life, and death, struck shortly after his tragic demise. Poe’s rival, Rufus W. Griswold, wrote an obituary that claimed Poe was a madman in an attempt to tarnish […]

How this man got ‘Buried Alive’ with Edgar Allan Poe

Actor Denis O'Hare talks about his starring role in PBS' "American Masters - Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive."

[Trailer] Denis O’Hare Playing Edgar Allan Poe for Halloween Eve PBS Special

“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” The man, the myth, the legend. It’ll all be explored in PBS’ upcoming special Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive, fittingly premiering on the night before Halloween. Many actors over the years have portrayed the iconic horror author, including Re-Animator‘s Jeffrey Combs, but it’ll be “American Horror […]

A Raven That Was Taught To Say 'Nevermore'

3 months agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

This is a video of Zatz the raven who was taught to say 'nevermore,' just like in 'The Raven' by Edgar Allan Poe (plus some bonus 'waka waka wakas'). That's his friend Woogie the dog he's playing with -- the two were raised together. Man, birds are crazy. So are dogs. "People too." Everything is nuts, what the hell is going on? Keep going for the video.

The Horse You Came In On Saloon in Baltimore, Maryland

The Colonial-era building in Baltimore’s Fell's Point Historic District is rumored to have been one of Edgar Allan Poe’s favorite drinking spots, and claims to be the place where he took his last drink before he was found wandering the streets, was taken to the Washington Medical College, and died four days later. Show More Summary

Edgar Allan Poe Was a Broke-Ass Freelancer

For his entire oeuvre—all his fiction, poetry, criticism, lectures—Poe earned only about $6,200 in his lifetime, or approximately $191,087 adjusted for inflation. The post Edgar Allan Poe Was a Broke-Ass Freelancer appeared first on The Millions.

How to Cash In on the Death of the Fed’s “Easy Money Market”

As a writer, a Baltimore guy, and someone who loves horror fiction, I have a special affinity for Edgar Allan Poe, the master of macabre horror tales who wrote some of his best stuff here in Charm City. And one of my absolute favorites...Show More Summary

‘Cuentos de Edgar Allan Poe para estudiantes de espanol. Nivel A1’

There’s a little test you can do of your language skill against the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). “I’ll try that with my Spanish!” I thought, only to end up thoroughly deflated at the realization that I … Continue reading ?

Edgar Allen Poe + Poe Dameron = Edgar Allan Poe Dameron, our new...

Edgar Allen Poe + Poe Dameron = Edgar Allan Poe Dameron, our new favorite cosplay mashup, conceived and perfectly executed by cosplayer Beth Grimes at the 2017 CONvergence in Bloomington, MN last weekend. “The base is a black flight suit, vintage military boots, and a black wig,“ Grimes explained. Show More Summary

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