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A Historic House Opens Its Doors to the Words of Edgar Allen Poe

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

An immersive theater experience based on the brooding writing of Edgar Allan Poe is reopening a historic Baltimore house that has been closed for a decade.

A Melancholy List of Edgar Allan Poe’s Debts, From His Bankruptcy Petition of 1842

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. Edgar Allan Poe filed for bankruptcy in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in December 1842, appending this list of creditors and debts to his petition. Show More Summary

Stage Door: 'Nevermore', 'On the Twentieth Century'

2015-03-16-1426532122-2723979-Nevermore.jpgEdgar Allan Poe, the early 19th-century poet and author, was a tragic, but gifted figure. Show More Summary

Why You Should Find This Plant Absolutely Terrifying

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This is Puya chilensis, a plant found in Chile. Did you know it's the botanical equivalent of an Edgar Allan Poe story? Here's why this plant is a house of horrors. Read more...

A life well lived!

Nothing brings me more joy than Edgar Allan Poe’s obituary.

The Craven

Ralph Waldo Emerson called him “the jingle-man.” Henry James called his work “decidedly primitive.” Yet Edgar Allan Poe, nearly two centuries after his death, is now acclaimed as a writer on par with his best contemporaries. How did his reputation evolve? In the Times Literary Supplement, Marjorie Perloff reviews a new study of Poe by Jerome […]

170 years ago this evening dreary... "while I pondered, weak and weary/Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore..."

Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven" is first published — in the New York Evening Mirror.Poe claimed to have written the poem very logically and methodically, intending to create a poem that would appeal to both critical and popular tastes, as he explained in his 1846 follow-up essay "The Philosophy of Composition.".... Show More Summary

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

3 months 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

3 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

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

3 months agoHumor : 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 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?"

3 months agoHumor : 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.

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