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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, 45, answers without hesitation. "Baltimore!," he said. "Is that even a question?" For Cusack, the only other city that comes close to having a hold on Poe is Boston. After all, he was born there. "But I think people generally would have to concede that Poe is a Baltimore guy," he said. Cusack has dotted his career with eccentric, funky and creative characters, including the puppeteer...

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