The Library of America’s story of the week is Edgar Allan Poe’s, “The Masque of Red Death.” There is also discussion of the story’s history. “The ‘Red Death’ had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. . . .”
At The Atlantic, Adrienne LaFrance considers whether it is wrong to be hooked on the Serial podcast in which journalist Sarah Koenig investigates a 1999 murder in Baltimore. “But Serial is also a story about storytelling. Listeners ride along with Koenig each week as she does her investigative […]
At Atlas Obscura, J.W. Ocker writes about Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” in monuments, memorials, artifacts and ephemera. “I spent more than a year visiting memorials, mementos, monuments, and more dedicated or connected to Edgar Allan Poe in the places he lived and visited. That meant traveling from […]
“The Wire, he said, was essentially a Greek tragedy.” More on that and on the way the story bled into reality at Slate.
In time for Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday, “An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe” starring Vincent Price!
Two interviews with Divine from a 1981 documentary and on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross.