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DVDanger: Edgar Allan Poe's Black Cats
Two Italian retellings of the American horror classic
"...have been so influential on horror as Edgar Allan Poe. And yet few writers have had their works more..."

Oct. 27, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

In Person: Mark Z. Danielewski and Poe
Chronicle writer Roger Gathman imagined Mark Z. Danielewski as "one of the roughs," because his novel, House of Leaves, is saturated in the tattoo parlor demimonde of Los Angeles. What he found is something quite different.
"...touring with his sister, Annie, who, under the name Poe, has become a star on the alternate end of..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Books Feature by Roger Gathman

'The Fall of the House of Usher': When Debussy was a Poe boy
With UT's hosting of the Debussy International Congress comes a Halloween treat: an operatic adaptation based on Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Fall of the House of Usher'
"...Maison Usher, a one-act opera based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story, orchestrated by Robert Orledge, arguably the world's..."

Oct. 27, 2006 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

The Raven
John Cusack plays Edgar Allan Poe in this historically imaginative but dull and off-putting detective story set in old Baltimore.
"...Holmes-ian take on the final days of Edgar Allan Poe. It's neither grotesque nor arabesque enough to befit Poe's..."

May 4, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Another Shadow-Day Knight
The Harry Ransom Center uncasks the curious life and works of Edgar Allan Poe
" one knows for sure – that killed Mrs. Poe's wayward son...."

Sept. 11, 2009 Books Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Frogs for Snakes
"...Directed by: Amos Poe. Starring: Barbara Hershey, Clarence Williams III, Ron Perlman, Debi..."

May 28, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Doctuh Mistuh and Penfold Theatre's Nevermore
In Jonathan Christenson's musical, Edgar Allan Poe's life is imagined as a spooky, entrancing dance of the spirits
"...Unrecorded in the standard biographies of Edgar Allan Poe is a moment when the writer was visited by..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

2017 Payne Theatre Award Nominees
E.A. Poe musical Nevermore leads the way with 11 noms
"...E.A. Poe may not have gotten much love in his lifetime,..."

Sept. 20, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Fantastic Fest: 'Nevermore'
One-man Poe show closes festival
" stage show about the life of Edgar Allan Poe...."

Oct. 4, 2010 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

In Person
What happened when Mark Danielewski and his rock star sister POE showed up at a branch of the Dallas Public Library
"...that is also practiced by Danielewski's rock star sister POE. House of Leaves features fonts of varying size, the..."

Aug. 10, 2001 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Con Air
"...Nicolas Cage versus everyone, as Cage's unjustly imprisoned-and-freshly-paroled Cameron Poe must fight his way home to his wife and..."

June 13, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Last of the Mohicans
"...and brutal. Furthermore, its hero – the renamed Nathaniel Poe aka Natty Bumppo aka Hawkeye, the white scout raised..."

Oct. 2, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
A stellar entry into the beloved franchise
"...fleet under General Leia Organa (Fisher) and hot-shot flier Poe Dameron (Isaac) are being pursued by Supreme Leader Snoke..."

Dec. 15, 2017 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Buried takes place entirely inside a coffin where a man is buried alive.
"...rivet both our gaze and sympathy. Somewhere, Edgar Allan Poe is uncorking a bottle of Amontillado and laughing himself..."

Oct. 8, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jan Svankmajer's creepy-crawl slowly becomes one of the most mordantly beautiful of the director's films, an asylum-set anti-love story with mobile body parts and splashy theatrics.
"...usual in Lunacy. Based very loosely on Edgar Allen Poe's "The Premature Burial" and "The System of Doctor Tarr..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Sum of All Fears
Tom Clancy's CIA agent Jack Ryan makes his fourth film appearance in this thriller.
"...and trivial despite that great arcing mushroom cloud over Poe Town. And of course the wisdom of even releasing..."

May 31, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Fall of the House of Usher
"...Harry Ellerbe. By far the best of Roger Corman's Poe-inspired films done for legendary B-movie outfit American International Pictures..."

Oct. 25, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...Hill (the former home of Hugh Walpole); Edgar Allan Poe's old middle-school, Vauxhall; the river Thames; No. 10, Downing..."

Oct. 21, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

" the public eye since his 1980 depiction of Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher, followed by..."

Oct. 14, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spider Baby
Three demented adult siblings are looked after by a devoted caretaker in Jack Hill's no-budget masterpiece.
"...a few times before upscaling to his legendary AIP Poe series. But Corman never quite managed to get as..."

Aug. 12, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Reefer Roundup 12/14/2010
News from the front line of the War on Drugs
"...are smoking pot than cigarettes, and Texas Congressman Ted Poe joins the fight against pot-growing on federal land...."

Dec. 14, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Passion Project
Fantastic Fest and its home base the Alamo Drafthouse have only gotten bigger, but its heart – pure and pulpy – stays the same
" love with your work when the Edgar Allan Poe series you directed for Samuel Z. Arkoff and James..."

Sept. 24, 2010 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Keep On Shoppin'
Wheatsville Calls on Old Friends to Stay Afloat
"...summer's heavy malaise. Around the middle of August, Daniel Poe, the general manager, decided it was time to sound..."

Nov. 8, 1996 News Feature by Amy Smith

Mothers of Invention
Onetime Austinite Laura Poe delivers a tasty satire about genetically engineered food
"...before First Street was named for Cesar Chavez, Laura Poe studied theatre at the University of Texas and acted..."

Sept. 5, 2008 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Stage Frights
"...What better time to breathe life into Edgar Allan Poe's masterful tales of terror? For Poe was a writer..."

Oct. 30, 1998 Arts Feature

Letters at 3AM
America's ideal of liberty shaped the country's finest authors
"...First to mind is Edgar Allan Poe – let's put in his dates not to be..."

Aug. 14, 2009 Column by Michael Ventura

2017 Payne Theatre Award Winners
Lotta love for Nevermore, Drowning Girls, Agent Andromeda
"...The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe, which scored 11 nods for Doctuh Mistuh Productions, was..."

Oct. 25, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

DVDanger: What to Watch This Halloween
Part I: Slugs, zombies, and one-night stands
" take on some classics … try Tales of Poe, a selection of the Gothic master's most famous stories..."

Oct. 30, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Letters at 3AM
As the semester begins, I present my high school seniors with the words of our great American authors and hope they provide a road map or the bread crumbs that can lead them through the journey of their lives
"...can see in the dark. Hemingway, Crane, Cather, Hurston, Poe, Melville, Hawthorne, Baldwin, Sherwood Anderson, Mark Twain, Fitzgerald, Thomas..."

May 13, 2005 Column by Michael Ventura

Among the Damned
PromiseLand's Virtual Hell haunted house offers salvation to trick-or-treaters.
"...I deal with, with teens, every day," says Ricky Poe, the youth pastor for the PromiseLand Church, a Pentecostal..."

Oct. 31, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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