Posts Tagged: edgar allan poe

How to Cook Like a Writer for the Holidays

Scouring the internet, university libraries, and other sources, Nicole Villeneuve digs up the recipes of famous authors—from Alice Munro to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow—and re-creates, photographs, and writes about them on her two-year-old blog Paper and Salt. “The intersection between food and writing has always interested me,” she told me; the blog got its start after she read Hemingway’s collected letters. “He talks about gathering strawberries for making shortcake when he was six, rolling out the shortbread dough with his mom. That first kitchen memory is something that everyone remembers, and I thought, that’s so humanizing.”

Are great writers also more eloquent with regard to what they eat? Or is [...]


Quoth the Raven: It's Five Bucks

The Bronx Historical Society has finished restoring the Edgar Allan Poe cottage! Go, go immediately, wear black, paint circles under your eyes, take gruesome pictures. It's what he would want. That, and to not have died of rabies (or alcoholism, but it was totally rabies).

If you're anywhere near Baltimore, and the above sentence was of interest to you (or if you like horrifying dioramas), do NOT miss The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death at the State of Maryland Medical Examiner's Office.


The Beautiful Lana Del Rey

It was many and many a week ago, In a YouTube by the 'net, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of Lana Del Rey; And this maiden she lived with no other thought Than to sing and to videotape herself.

I was a blogger and she was an uploader, In this YouTube by the 'net; But she did not know me, although that is okay- I and my Lana Del Ray; She had lips that the winged seraphs of heaven Coveted, except the top one is fake, at least, and I'm not sure why it drives me so crazy, but it does, especially because [...]