Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake took a sip of cognac and stroked the feathers of a stuffed raven at the October reopening of the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum. (Cognac was the Master of the Macabre's favorite drink, and his most famous work is "The Raven.") The house where Poe lived for a few years in the 1830s was closed to the public in September 2012 after the city said it couldn't afford the $85,000 annual upkeep. Now, a private group, Poe Baltimore, is responsible for running and funding the tourist attraction. Plans call for the museum to be open in the spring, summer and fall, and to close each winter, as it has in the past.
Kaitlin Newman, Baltimore Sun