Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts. ~ Edgar Allen Poe
Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” is a literary classic, but even die-hard sherry drinkers don’t knock back much of this expression of sherry, which lies between the pale, dry fino and the well-regarded oloroso — the latter of which finds its … Continue reading ?
Eliza Strickland revisits his long prose-poem about the origins and fate of the universe, Eureka, which includes “a spookily intuitive description of the Big Bang theory more than 70 years before astrophysicists came up with the idea”: Scientists who have read Eureka in the decades since have justly called attention to errors in other parts […]
Boston has announced the country’s first “Literary Culture District,” marked by memorials to Edgar Allen Poe and Sylvia Plath. It also includes some arguably less interesting sites – the buildings that used to house The Atlantic Monthly and Little, Brown and Company, for example. Caroline O’Donovan writes critically about the new district for The Baffler […]
Bloody Disgusting is taking an exclusive stab at the first ever image the indie sci-fi horror The App, which features special effects by genre master Brian Spears (We Are What We Are). Described as Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart” for a digital age, The App, gives audiences fascinating utopic scientific advancement intertwined with […]
Niche line Frapin has launched Nevermore, a new rose fragrance inspired by the Edgar Allen Poe poem The Raven...
Based on a short story by Edgar Allen Poe, Stonehearst Asylum (formerly titled Eliza Graves) stars Jim Sturgess as a new employee at a mental institution who discovers that things are not quite as they seem. Kate Beckinsale plays a mysterious patient named Eliza Graves (so we assume she's important),... More »
Now that I've finished my book on Legendary Locals of Center City Philadelphia (the publication date is September 8th), I find my mind drifting back to a few of the most important people in the book. One of them is 19th Century Philadelphia writer George Lippard. Show More Summary
Edgar Allen Poe. Agatha Christie. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Dashiell Hammett. Ian Fleming. Stieg Larsson. Derrick Rose. The Chicago Bulls point guard might not be penning any legendary pieces of fiction in the next few years, but he's still the author of the NBA's biggest mystery heading into the 2014-15 campaign. Show More Summary
Sex and death: Two certainties in life, and two certainties on Lifetime's "Witches of East End." The cast and producers revealed some Season 2 spoilers at the show's Thursday afternoon panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, including the...Show More Summary
Google+ recently announced that it no longer will require its users to use "real" names. Not that everyone did, in fact, use their real names (thanks for the circle, Edgar Allen Poe!), but you get the point. "El1teHax0r" isn't what Google+ was looking for when it rolled out a few years ago. Show More Summary
Intrada has just released a reissue of Les Baxter‘s score for the 1960 horror classic House Of Usher, which starred Vincent Price and Myrna Fahey and was directed by Roger Corman. Based upon the tale from Edgar Allen Poe, the story follows, “A man, upon entering his fiancées’s family mansion, discovers a savage family curse […]
Michael Keith rewrote Edgar Allen Poe’s poem The Raven to turn it into a mnemonic for pi. Keith’s version follows the original quite well considering his severe constraints. The full poem has 18 stanzas. Here I include only the first and last. The full version can be found here. Poe, E. Near a Raven […]
An "epic rap battle." I think Poe wins.
The lyrical lunatics over at Epic Rap Battles Of History have released a new rap battle that is perfect for the horror world! They’ve pitted (pun intended) noted poet and author Edgar Allen Poe against the modern day award-winning horror novelist Stephen King in a battle for the aeons! It’s “The Raven” vs. “Cujo”, “The […]
They say writing is a very lonely business. Some of our greats have gone mad searching for the perfect plot line or bon mot. Edgar Allen Poe is a cautionary tales as to how genius led o an ignominious ending. With the advent of Web 2.0 and crowd-sourcing, an increasing number of services are looking to dispel the myth of the lonely writer by offering up social media options.
Dep't of I've-Got-a-Barn-Let's-Put-on-a-Show: Blood Ensemble made its debut in 2012 with Nevermore, a horror-play riff on the life and work of Edgar Allen Poe—the whole drama, which involved both sex and death, happened in a tiny basement...Show More Summary
At 1:10 all the cars are like "Omar comin', I'm out of here."(shortened clip below) People assume that modern-day Baltimore is more like The Wire than it resembles the city inhabited by spooky story-writer Edgar Allen Poe 150 years ago. Show More Summary
This is a clay model of the final design for the life-size statue of Edgar Allen Poe that will be unveiled on October 5, 2014 at 2pm, at the corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street South in Boston, which is also named "Edgar Allan Poe Square." It's got Poe with his coat flapping in the wind, a suitcase, and raven heralding his arrival. Read more...