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  • Tradition of the Poe Toaster may be nevermore

    Tradition of the Poe Toaster may be nevermore
    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...
  • Edgar Allan Poe graveside "toaster" doesn't show -- again. Is tradition over?

    Edgar Allan Poe graveside "toaster" doesn't show -- again. Is tradition over?
    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...
  • Psychics to try and summon spirit of Edgar Allan Poe

    Psychics to try and summon spirit of Edgar Allan Poe
    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...
  • Was Morris Martick the Poe toaster?

    Could it be that the mysterious visitor to the Edgar Allan Poe grave through the years ("Poe's birthday party loses a famous guest," Jan. 20) was none other than the late Morris Martick, the Baltimore restaurateur who passed away in December? Think...
  • Marbella does Edgar Allan Poe: Quoth the Ravens fan, evermore

    Sorry, psychics. I saw in The Baltimore Sun this week that you're going to try to contact Edgar Allan Poe from beyond the grave next month. Nice idea, hope it makes some money to save his house. But I beat you to it. I stopped by Westminster Hall this...
  • Newfound Poe manuscript to be displayed in Richmond

    Newfound Poe manuscript to be displayed in Richmond
    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...
  • John Astin is still everyone's favorite Gomez Addams

    John Astin is still everyone's favorite Gomez Addams
    After a performance of "The Addams Family," the Broadway musical now playing at the Hippodrome Theatre, a tall, bald, mustachioed man went backstage to greet the cast — the original, the ultimate Gomez Addams, John Astin. Douglas Sills, who...
  • Poe's legacy in Baltimore at risk

    Edgar Allan Poe and his legacy will be lost to Baltimore if funding cannot be found to keep Poe's house open and in repair. City officials say that they do not have sufficient funds to pay the salary of the executive director of the Poe association, who...
  • Poe statue slated for Boston

    Poe statue slated for Boston
    Even as Edgar Allan Poe's continuing presence in Baltimore remains uncertain, another East Coast city —the one in which the celebrated author was born — is preparing to honor him with a bronze statue. Poe partisans in Boston have chosen New...
  • Edgar Allan Poe to get new statue in Boston

    Edgar Allan Poe to get new statue in Boston
    Boston may be slipping ahead in the Edgar Allan Poe arms race -- the city is preparing for a new bronze statue to honor the great author, even as Baltimore struggles to preserve his former home. The Baltimore Sun's Chris Kaltenbach reports that...
  • As Poe, John Cusack takes flights of fancy in 'The Raven'

    As Poe, John Cusack takes flights of fancy in 'The Raven'
    John Cusack didn't come to Baltimore when preparing to play Edgar Allan Poe in "The Raven." In fact, he says he's never been here. But when asked whether this city, Boston, Philadelphia, New York or Richmond has dibs on the author's reputation, Cusack,...
  • Map: Edgar Allan Poe sites in Baltimore

    Map: Edgar Allan Poe sites in Baltimore