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A Raven That Was Taught To Say 'Nevermore'

16 hours 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

What 'Thrones' fans already know: Ravens can see ahead

More than 170 years after Edgar Allan Poe's fictional raven croaked, "Nevermore," scientists are reporting that real-life ravens think about the future.

Star Wars Meets Horror In This HIGHlarious Cosplay Mashup!

The best thing about convention season? It gives us that sweet, sweet costume fix three months before Halloween! The first great one we've seen this year has to be this ridic Star Wars/horror literature mashup: Edgar Allan Poe Dameron! Related: Did You Know Rogue One Is On Netflix Now? Cosplayer Beth Grimes blew away fans on the floor [...]

Kenneth Silverman, 81, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Biographer

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Trading bombast for rigorous research, he wrote acclaimed biographies of American innovators as varied as Edgar Allan Poe, Samuel Morse, John Cage, Harry Houdini and [Cotton] Mather himself, in a research-intensive process that Dr. Silverman described as 'wrestling with an angel.'"

Kenneth Silverman, Pulitzer-Winning Author, Dies at 81

Professor Silverman, a specialist in Colonial American literature, also wrote biographies of Edgar Allan Poe, Harry Houdini, Samuel B. Morse and John Cage.

Anthony Madrid’s ‘Five Complaints’

At the Paris Review, poet Anthony Madrid shares with readers five of his complaints about poetry. Some, you might have never considered before—for example, T.S. Eliot’s 1948 address to the Library of Congress about Edgar Allan Poe. Madrid starts things off writing about his frustrations with reading works in translation: “Suppose you want to know […]

The Mathematical Poet: Exploring Edgar Allan Poe’s Logical Imagination

In “The Philosophy of Composition," Poe is critiquing Poe with the objectivity of a scientist studying a specimen under a microscope. The post The Mathematical Poet: Exploring Edgar Allan Poe’s Logical Imagination appeared first on The Millions.

The True Case that Gave Poe a Murder Mystery

5 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The following article is from the book Uncle John's True Crime: A Classic Collection of Crooks, Cops, and Capers. How did New York City, a famous cigar girl, and Edgar Allan Poe combine to create one of the world’s first murder mystery stories? Read on. Show More Summary

seriallier: Illustration for Edgar Allan Poe © Harry Clarke

5 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

seriallier: Illustration for Edgar Allan Poe © Harry Clarke

Another Take on Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘Tell-Tale Heart’

Parkland Pictures has picked up worldwide sales rights to Steven Berkoff’s Tell-Tale Heart, ScreenDaily reports. The film is based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story of the same name and was performed by Berkoff on stage at Hammersmith Riverside Studios for a one-man show in 2011. It follows a servant who tries to convince the […]

The First Whodunit

Literary murders are as old as the book of Genesis. But no one before Edgar Allan Poe, as far as we know, ever wrote a story in which the central plot question was "who did it?" and the hero was a detective [C. Auguste Dupin] who correctly deduced the answer to that question.William G. Tapply, The Elements of Mystery Fiction, 1995

What Would Edgar Allan Poe Have Thought of IKEA?

Homemakers have been committing their advice to paper for centuries, but do those tips hold up? An ongoing investigation. READ MORE »

Malthus, An Essay on the Principle of Population | Library

Text: Edgar Allan Poe, “The Poetic Principle” (reprint), Home Journal, series for 1850, no. 36 (whole number 238), August 31, 1850, p

Look for this in your attic

6 months agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Or in your grandmother's attic. Tamerlane and Other Poems is the first published work by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. The short collection of poems was first published in 1827... The 40-page collection was called Tamerlane and Other...Show More Summary

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