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It sounds like the nightmarish reveal from the end of a...

It sounds like the nightmarish reveal from the end of a terrifying tale written by Edgar Allan Poe himself. Robert Palmer of Toule, WA recently found a caterpillar that appears to have Poe’s own dread-filled face on its back. He spotted...Show More Summary

Face of Edgar Allan Poe Appears on a Caterpillar

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

Robert Palmer of Toule, Washington recently spotted an unusual caterpillar. It seemed to have a human face colored on its back. Who does it look like? My first thought was Edgar Allan Poe. Others have seen Teddy Roosevelt, Marlon Brando, and Robin Williams. Show More Summary

nigra-lux: CLARKE, Harry (1889-1931)Illustration for Edgar...

nigra-lux: CLARKE, Harry (1889-1931) Illustration for Edgar Allan Poe’s story “The Pit and the Pendulum” 1919 Ed. Orig.

Wall Street's Incessant Rose-Colored Glasses

Submitted by Joseph Calhoun via Alhambra Investment Partners, All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. Edgar Allan Poe All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power not truth. Show More Summary

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3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Clippers: In the July 9 Sports section, an article and a column about DeAndre Jordan re-signing with the Clippers misspelled Edgar Allan Poe's middle name as Allen.

Chris Paul quotes Edgar Allan Poe to squash any DeAndre Jordan rumors

DeAndre Jordan's free agency was filled with rumors that the reason he was considering leaving the Clippers was because he didn't like playing with Chris Paul. Paul's "constant barking" and passive-aggressive personality was said toShow More Summary

Listen to Sir Christopher Lee Read Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Lee reads 'The Tell Tale Heart,' 'The Raven,' and 'The Fall of the House of Usher.'

How Edgar Allan Poe Inspired Scrabble

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The game wouldn't exist if not for a minor plot point in a 170-year-old story.

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2 months agoSports / Boxing : Boxing.com

While trying to avoid being judgmental, I swing back and forth like a pendulum in an Edgar Allan Poe short story…

ROGER KIMBALL: The relevance of the House of Usher to the Way We Live Now. Towards the beginning…

ROGER KIMBALL: The relevance of the House of Usher to the Way We Live Now. Towards the beginning of Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre romance “The Fall of the House of Usher,” the unnamed narrator describes his first sight of that gloomy old pile. Among other eldritch features, he noticed “a barely perceptible fissure, which, extending […]

Lori Roy's skills impress in 'Let Me Die in His Footsteps'

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Lori Roy's first two novels were nominated for Edgar Allan Poe Awards, with "Bent Road" taking the prize — the mystery equivalent of an Oscar — for best first novel. Her third novel, "Let Me Die in His Footsteps," is a hybrid of mystery, coming-of-age and Southern gothic literature, inspired by...

Help Crowdsource a Giant 3D Printed Edgar Allan Poe Statue

2 months agoHobbies : Make: Workshop

The We The Builders team has been collaboratively creating fantastic sculptures of our nation’s forefathers for the past few years. Now, they have turned their sights on an iconic figure of their hometown of Baltimore: Edgar Allen Poe. Show More Summary

On Edgar Allan Poe by Marilynne Robinson

Topic: Authors In his prose poem Eureka, Poe concludes that God and the human soul are pervasively present in the universe itself. Truth is intrinsic to reality, as it is to consciousness. The pedantic voice of the postscript knows and...Show More Summary

Creepy History: The Real Story Behind Edgar Allan Poe’s Death

It was a rainy night in October 1849 when the master of the macabre was found slumped in a gutter on the streets of Baltimore, delirious and dressed in ill-fitting clothes.

Song Stuck in Your Head? Chew Gum

Getting a song stuck in your head is no modern conundrum, with even Edgar Allan Poe complaining in 1845 that it is "quite a common thing" to be "annoyed" or even "tormented" by "the burthen of some ordinary song," reports the Los Angeles Times. Now researchers at the University of...

Stephen King Wins Edgar Award For His Serial Killer Mystery ‘Mr. Mercedes’

Famed horror writer Stephen King was honored Wednesday night at the 69th annual Edgar Awards Banquet for his serial killer mystery novel, Mr. Mercedes. The Edgar Awards — named after Edgar Allan Poe — are presented every Spring by the...Show More Summary

Alexa PenaVega to star in Edgar Allan Poe adaptation Tell-Tale Lies

Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart is on its way to the big screen as TELL-TALE LIES, which will modernize the classic chiller. Deadline reports that Beau Mirchoff, who stars on MTV’s Awkward, and Alexa PenaVega (below) will star. Show More Summary

Beau Mirchoff & Alexa PenaVega Star In Poe Adaptation ‘Tell-Tale Lies’

EXCLUSIVE: The Tell-Tale Heart is headed to college. Beau Mirchoff, who stars on MTV’s Awkward, and Alexa PenaVega are set to star in Tell-Tale Lies, a modern take on Edgar Allan Poe’s classic chiller. Synthetic Cinema International and Stargazer Films have begun production on the film directed by Colin Theys from John Doolan’s script. Show More Summary

It's The 174th Birthday Of The Detective Story, So Read The Very First!

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Or re-read, more likely. Take a coffee break and enjoy Edgar Allan Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue, published in 1841 in Graham’s Lady’s and Gentlemen’s Magazine (and written before the word “detective” was in use). Read it via the Poe Museum’s website, among other short-story selections, here. Read more...

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