Edgar Allan Poe

People Are Obsessed With This One Halloween Decoration From Target

For the design-minded, decorating for Halloween can be tricky. If you're looking for chic and understated Halloween decorations, social media has …

Halloween

Ultimate Fall Decorating Guide: 30 Ideas to Try This Weekend

Move over, summer. Your sunny, popsicle-like colors and cheerful patterns are no longer needed. Now that the weather is forcing us to happily take …

Home Decorating

15 Books That Are Creepy As F*ck

For some of us, a horror movie just won't cut it when we want to get into the Halloween ~spirit.~That's where books come in.If you're a goth at heart …

Books

Stephen King's '1922' probes toll of murder

<b>(CNN) —</b> In what's already been an absurdly busy year for Stephen King adaptations, "1922" -- a taut, exceedingly spare Netflix movie based on the prolific author's novella -- is a reminder that when it comes to King, bigger isn't always better.<p>Rightfully compared to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, …

Justice

Edgar Allan Poe’s Hatchet Jobs

<i>Posted October 20, 2017</i><p>In October 1845, a short-lived New York magazine called the <i>Aristidean</i> published a review of Edgar Allan Poe’s story collection</i> …

Literature

Book fest marks political climate; a cure for writer’s block

Boston book fest<p>The eighth annual Boston Book Festival kicks off Thursday night with Lit Crawl, a series of lively and irreverent gatherings around …

Books

From sweet to spooky, a guide to the holiday’s best movies and specials

We’ve picked some of the best scary movies and TV shows airing between now and Halloween.<p>Friday, Oct. 20<p>“1922” – Netflix – Landing today is a film …

TV

Bookish DIY Halloween Decorations

Do you dream about casting a spell so you can dine beneath ceilings of floating candles and recite eerie lines from your favorite book (of spells) …

Holidays

Our Halloween Book List: For a Creepy Night In

1 of 16<p><i>The Child</i> <b>by Fiona Barton</b><p>"The discovery of a skeleton changes three women's lives in this satisfying mystery. The three—a reporter, a troubled …

Harry Potter

20 Talented People Who Only Became Famous After Their Deaths

"We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will." -Chuck PalahnuikThese 20 people contributed invaluable art …

Literature

Hiding in Plain Sight

In 1974, Elizabeth Bishop seemed to have all the things a poet could want: a teaching position at Harvard, a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, …

Liberal View

Red Roses for Edgar Allan Poe

The first thing I did when I landed in Baltimore was buy the red roses.Staying in the middle of the city in the convention area, I was a little …

Literature

The Horse You Came In On Saloon

A 200-year-old bar with a cheeky name claims to have served Edgar Allan Poe his final drink.<p>The Colonial-era building in Baltimore’s Fell’s Point …

Atlas Obscura

American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps - Library of America

American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps<p>Edgar Allan Poe | Bret Harte | Charlotte Perkins Gilman | Ambrose Bierce | …

H.P. Lovecraft

A Dutch Artist Travels Through Time and Its Colonial Past

AMSTERDAM — The Dutch artist Falke Pisano just got her driver’s license. She is 39. It just was not something she did automatically, she said.<p>“My parents wanted to allow us to decide whether we wanted to participate in driving culture,” she said, sitting down at the Stedelijk Museum cafe in …

The Arts

A Raven That Was Taught To Say 'Nevermore'

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'). …

The Creepiest Literary Places You Can Actually Visit

There are few things I enjoy more than a good ghost tour. I love the combination of historical fact and creep-factor. But it’s not always easy to …

YA Horror Stories to Read Based on Your Favorite Classic Horror Book

While a good horror story is welcome all through the year, there’s something extra spooky about curling up with a frightful novel under an October …

Books

Have a High-Tech Halloween With Your Own Haunted Smart Home

The holiday season is in full swing, which means we’re all whipping out our decorations and decking our homes out for the festivities ahead. First …

Automation

The 10 best places in the US for Halloween trick-or-treating, parties and celebration in 2017

Dust off your sexy pumpkin costume — it’s that special time of year to get your Halloween spirit on. Between parties, candy and costume-planning, …

Personal Finance

Red Death is scary stuff, and that’s just the hairstyles

ONSTAGEWhat: Red DeathWhere: Craigdarroch Castle, 1050 Joan Cres.When: Oct. 17-31Tickets: $25-$28Reservations: 250-592-5323, thecastle.ca Zombies …

Canadian News

218. EDGAR ALLAN POE: Procrastination

Ah procrastination, something I constantly struggle with. Don’t we all? I’m fighting it right now – I don’t really enjoy writing these blog posts …

Literature

Fall fun: 15 autumn outings in the Baltimore area, from foliage to frights

The leaves are turning, there’s a chill in the air (or, at least, there should be) and the Orioles are done for the season.<p>Must be fall, that …

Dialing Up the Creepy | New Graphic Titles for Teens

With Halloween approaching, patrons will soon be clamoring for all things creepy. These recent and forthcoming graphic novels range in subject and …

Books

Prozac Culture

<i>Take the capsule in the green box first, then, starting at the correct day, follow the arrows</i>. It’s late in the summer of 1997, I’m twenty-eight …

Depression

Guest post: Writing Horror by G.A. Minton – SFFWorld

Guest post: Writing Horror by G.A. Minton<p>Horror is defined as a feeling of great shock, fear, and worry caused by something extremely unpleasant; an …

Writing

Lincoln made of pennies among winners at Michigan art event

The winners of this year's international ArtPrize competition were announced during an event in western Michigan that's known for openness — and …

Entertainment

Today in History

Today in History<p>Today is Saturday, Oct. 7, the 280th day of 2017. There are 85 days left in the year.<p>Today's Highlight in History:<p>On Oct. 7, 1977, …

Yo-Yo Ma

10 Clever Halloween Pun Costumes

A great costume that looks exactly like some pop culture character might win you first prize at your local costume contest, but will only take you so …

Cosplay

New York Today: A Cabby Tells All

<i>Good morning on this cloudy Friday.</i><p>Drive a New York City taxi for 40 years and, man, you’ll see some crazy stuff.<p>“If I didn’t have proof, you wouldn’t believe me,” said John McDonagh.<p>Mr. McDonagh, 63, of Middle Village, Queens, has collected some of the livelier moments from his cabby career for …

New York City