| Jan 19, 2012
| 3:49 PM
Even in a city defiantly proud of its quirks, the Poe Toaster stood out.
Every year for more than half a century, in the early-morning hours of Jan. 19, a mysterious figure would quietly leave three roses and a half-emptied bottle of cognac on the...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Mr. Poe, the microphone is yours.
A group of selected mediums and psychics will be spending a March weekend trying to reach Edgar Allan Poe, the literary giant and creator of the modern detective story who has made Baltimore his permanent home since...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 4:37 PM
For the third year in a row, the “Poe Toaster,” who annually marked the birth of Edgar Allan Poe by leaving cognac and three roses on his grave, failed to make to the nocturnal trip....
| 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...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 10:31 AM
What is the future for Baltimore's city-owned historic properties?
The Baltimore Sun has reported that Baltimore City is hiring an appraisal firm to determine the "market value" of 15 city-owned historic properties. Baltimore Heritage has asked...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 5:15 AM
Baltimore is one of the oldest cities in the United States, with a wealth of history and historical landmarks. It's amazing how the City Council thinks it owns those historic landmarks ("Ownership isn't the issue," April 4). How presumptuous of them to...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 7:55 PM
A consultant charged by city officials with exploring ways of keeping Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum open and making it self-sufficient is recommending that it be operated in partnership with the nearby B&O Railroad Museum.
| 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...