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Was Edgar Allan Poe’s death predictable?

On June 30, 1849, the Boston newspaper “The Flag of Our Union” announced that a poem by Edgar Allan Poe called “To My Mother” would appear in its next issue. No one knew it would be the last one he […]

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Was Edgar Allan Poe’s death predictable?

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On June 30, 1849, the Boston newspaper “The Flag of Our Union” announced that a poem by Edgar Allan Poe called “To My Mother” would appear in its next issue. No one knew it would be the last one he […]

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Where did Edgar Allan Poe have his last drink?

In his authoritative 1941 biography of Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Hobson Quinn wrote that on October 3, 1849, an election day in Baltimore, when a printer named Joseph Walker

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Edgar Allan Poe and the Fall of the House: The Tale of the Announced American Apocalypse

It was never clear what Edgar Allan Poe thought of slavery, although he grew up in Richmond (VA), a town with an important position in the slave trade. So

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Following the Data: A Day in the Life of an Ed-Tech worker

It is not everyday that a publishing company moves from New York to Baltimore. New York, and especially 5th Avenue, has arguably more publishing houses than Maine does seaside

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Edgar Allan Poe or Albert Einstein: Who was the greatest thinker of all time?

In 1848 the American writer Edgar Allan Poe published a cosmogony "Eureka: An Essay on the Material and Spiritual Universe." It was his answer to philosophical questions that had

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Ender’s Game: Lessons in Transformational Leadership

Human life is threatened by the anticipation of a war with the “buggers,” a technologically advanced, insect-like species that have previously threatened to annihilate the Earth.  Population control on

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Edgar Allan Poe and cryptography: Are there hidden messages in ‘Eureka’?

Edgar Allan Poe had a fascination for cryptography. And he was certainly not the only one, because in his time cryptography played an important role in society. There was

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The Smartest Guys in the Room: Management Lessons from Enron’s Leaders

Enron is a story about America’s largest corporate failure at that point in history—and a story about human tragedy. Enron’s rise and fall is the focus of numerous articles

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The Paranoid Style in American Politics

We thought this was a fitting essay written more than a half-century go that certainly applies to today's political climate.  The essay written by American historian  Richard J. Hofstadter was

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My Uterus is Your Uterus

“I’ll be your surrogate--if you want.” I turned and looked at my sister, my baby sister, and stared. I then swallowed hard the lump in my throat and said

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