New York is the city that forgets, and we forgive it usually because there’s simply no space to memorialize.
But even by that metric, the city’s failure to save Edgar Allan Poe’s south Bronx home is unforgivable.
It might be an unthinkable waste of prime real estate to make a museum out of Alan Ginsberg’s Read More
Grim is the only way to begin the story of Edgar Allan Poe, who was born 200 years ago this week; grim is the only way to end it. In between there’s poverty, drunken sprees, illness, dashed hopes, more drunkenness and a messy heap of bad behavior (Hemingway, operating on the two-birds-one-stone principle, once remarked Read More
The Bronx cottage where Edgar Allan Poe and his wife lived in the late 1840′s is getting its first full restoration, plus a visitors center.
The restoration’s slated to start next spring and last a year, during which time the cottage, at 2460 Grand Concourse, will be closed. Construction of the visitors center Read More
Sly Stone’s long-in-the-works Edgar Allen Poe biopic is making progress, according to Cinema Blend.
Tonight we got a fittingly strange email (Poe and weird just go together), which appears to be from one of our regular scoopers. This is a guy who’s given us at least somewhat reliable information before, so Read More
Ridley and Tony Scott are planning to produce a psychological thriller inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Tell-Tale Heart," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The $20 million project, dubbed "Tell-Tale," will shoot in early 2008 with Michael Cuesta at the helm. Casting is under way; the Scotts will produce via Read More
Last year, the writer Matthew Pearl published a novel called The Poe Shadow, in which a young lawyer sets out to solve one of the great enduring mysteries of American literary history: What killed Edgar Allan Poe? Like his protagonist, Mr. Pearl was fascinated by the question, which has vexed scholars ever since the great Read More
The Empire State Building was a miracle of Depression-era America. Financed and built just after the stock-market crash of 1929, the skyscraper went up in just 18 months at a cost of $24.7 million, well under the projected budget of $43 million. The tallest building in the world until 1972, with three million square feet Read More
In a preface to The Raven and Other Poems (1845), Edgar Allan Poe boasted of the purity of his artistic ambitions: “With me poetry has been not a purpose, but a passion; and the passions should be held in reverence; they must not-they cannot at will be excited with an eye to the paltry compensations, Read More
Poe, po’ or Pogrebin? Oh, the sweet, smoky agony of autumn continues, with guys squiring around their new “intellectual” October girlfriends (just wait till January,
fellas, when “intellectual” suddenly morphs into “crazy”) and women wondering when, exactly, it’s time to stop messin’ around with wraps and vests and capes and break out Read More
Unfortunately, I had to miss Steven Berkoff’s last appearance in town due to an appointment with my manicurist. Bias is a terrible thing, I know. But from where I sit, on my high horse, this notorious British actor, whose spécialité de la maison has been portraying psychopathic killers, villains and various beasts, isn’t the most Read More