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Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive premieres in Baltimore

Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive premiered in Baltimore last Thursday night.  The film will air nationwide next fall on the PBS series American Masters. A near-capacity crowd filled the Peabody Library last Thursday night for a two-fold event honoring the […]

Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive is a new documentary about the life and times of Edgar Allan Poe.

Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive premieres in Baltimore

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Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive premiered in Baltimore last Thursday night.  The film will air nationwide next fall on the PBS series American Masters. A near-capacity crowd filled the Peabody Library last Thursday night for a two-fold event honoring the […]

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Edgar Allan Poe: Artillerist-poet and his explosive legacy

The young Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) had a remarkable military career of almost four years, which had a lasting effect on his later literary work. Many Poe biographers speculated about

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Corvettes at Carlisle 2016: Celebrity judgeship takes Poetic turn

One of the more memorable sights at Corvettes at Carlisle 2016. (Anthony C. Hayes) If there is anything sweeter for a reporter than covering a story of special interest, it

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Sinbad and the Pirate Princess: Bond beauties cross swords in new radio adventure

Caroline Munro portrayed the slave girl, Margiana, in the Ray Harryhausen film, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad. Now, brace yourselves for another thrilling voyage with the most audacious salt of

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Lord Baltimore Hotel ghost hunt yields panoply of paranormal activity

The Lord Baltimore Hotel is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl with a red ball. (Anthony C. Hayes) As the raven flies, the Edgar Allan

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Edgar Allan Poe and King Ludwig II portrait

In 1882 the American journalist and writer Lew Vanderpoole requested an audience of King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845-1886), because he needed the king's help for the settlement of

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Poe Toaster redux: It’s all about the money

Faux Poe ~ What's wrong with this picture? (Anthony C. Hayes) The plan recently announced by the Maryland Historical Society to “revitalize” the Poe Toaster is an appallingly bad idea. MHS,

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Baltimore’s love affair with Edgar Allan Poe (Part Two)

Flowers for Poe (Lauren Molander) The second of a two-part interview with Poe scholar Richard Kopley October 7 marks 166 years since the death of beloved Master of Horror, Edgar Allan

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Poe Society holds annual lecture at new location

Scott Chancellor presenting his take on Pym at the 93rd Annual Commemorative Edgar Allan Poe Lecture. Edgar Allan Poe – arguably the greatest writer in American history – died and

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Vincent van Gogh and the ‘Roderick Usher’ Syndrome

In a recent article it was argued that Edgar Allan Poe and his wife Virginia suffered from chronic poisoning by illuminating gas, when they lived in New York City

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