| Apr 18, 2012
| 1:40 PM
A handwritten draft of one of Edgar Allan Poe's earliest poems and a letter to author Washington Irving are among a handful of items that will be part of an exhibit opening April 26 at a Richmond, Va., museum devoted to the writer.
"This is the kind of...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:19 AM
Is one of Baltimore's quirkiest traditions -- the Poe toaster -- dead? In the dark of night, on Jan. 19, the author's birthday, a mysterious, anonymous toaster had for years left cognac and roses at his grave outside Westminster Hall. Now that the...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 1:35 PM
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen likens the Goruck Challenge to a tour of a city, "except you're not on a bus." Devin Maier recalled how for some "it's like playingG.I. Joe," and others look at it as a weekend escape from their 9-to-5 jobs — one that includes...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 12:45 PM
The Lebanese Taverna is hosting a Halloween party on Saturday night to benefit the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum. The evening includes hors d'ouevres, a costume contest, dancing and silent auction.
Tickets to Edgar Allan Poe's Halloween Party are $25,...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 7:48 AM
Halloween falls on Monday in 2011, just like Valentines Day did. That should be a good thing for bars and restaurants. Halloween itself tends to keep potential diners in their homes, waiting for trick-or-treaters, but the weekend brings out folks...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 8:14 PM
A gal with a meat cleaver embedded in her head. A living skeleton. Lots of witches, with pointy hats and long noses. And plenty of guys dressed like your host for the evening, the estimable author and, though dead for 162 years, favorite son of old...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 7:42 PM
Members of Baltimore's historic preservation commission have been summoned to a closed-door meeting Monday at which, some preservationists say, the board members will be asked to oust the commission's director.
Board members and preservationists say...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 4:27 PM
Baltimore's beleaguered Edgar Allan Poe House will be shutting its doors Friday, with plans to reopen in 2013 under the auspices of a nonprofit group hoping to increase attendance and make the city landmark self-sufficient.
The house, which normally...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Edgar Allan Poe was possibly the most original literary talent ever to reside in Baltimore, and his death here, in 1849, at the age of 40 left an indelible mark on the city. Today, the house on North Amity Street, west of downtown, where the writer...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:01 PM
Hearing that Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe House was about to shut its doors, Connecticut graduate student Brooke Duffy jumped on a bus and headed south Friday morning.
"It just really surprised me that the city would have cut off funding for something...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Baltimore will pay the B&O Railroad Museum $180,000 to put the Edgar Allan Poe House on the road to becoming a self-sufficient, serious tourist draw, under a proposal approved by the city's Board of Estimates Wednesday.
The overriding idea is to turn the...