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Poe visitor comes nevermore, yet mystery lingers

‘ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT DREARY…’In this Jan. 15, 2013 photo, a gravestone marking Edgar Allan Poe's original grave stands in a cemetery outside Westminster Hall in Baltimore. For decades, a mysterious man known as the Poe Toaster left three roses and an unfinished bottle of cognac at Poe’s grave every year on the legendary writer’s birthday on Jan. 19. His identity is a great modern mystery, and just as mysteriously, the tradition ended four years ago. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

From the tombstone of Edgar Allan Poe, one can reach the street by taking a narrow dirt path between two tall stone mausoleums and crouching for a few steps underneath a portion of Westminster Hall.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Edgar Allan Poe comes alive, darkly, in “Raven”

IN “RAVEN,” Edgar Allan Poe (Cusack) hunts down a serial killer in 19th-century Baltimore.

In the middle of superheroes and mainstream literature characters making the jump from the page to the silver screen, filmmakers are digging deeper to come up with the next blockbusting mega-earner.

Posted: May 21st, 2012 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »