Popular Miss. teacher loses job after showing R-rated movie

JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A Mississippi high school teacher is now unemployed because she showed a 10th-grade class an R-rated film not screened by administrators.
'Ghost Detectives' head to Poe House

'Ghost Detectives' head to Poe House

BALTIMORE, May 5 (UPI) -- Paranormal investigators from "Ghost Detectives" are spending the weekend looking for spirits in mystery writer Edgar Allen Poe's former Baltimore home.

'Poe Toaster' a no-show at author's grave

BALTIMORE, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A 60-year tradition of someone placing roses and cognac at the Baltimore grave site of Edgar Allen Poe on his birthday may be nevermore, a Poe expert says.

John Cusak to play Poe in 'The Raven'

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor John Cusak will play author Edgar Allen Poe in the upcoming film "The Raven," the project's producers announced.

'Poe Toaster' fails to show at grave

BALTIMORE, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- An unknown person who has been leaving cognac at Edgar Allen Poe's original Baltimore grave site for decades failed to show up this year, a curator said.

'Gomez Addams' playing Poe

WESTMINSTER, Md., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Actor John Astin says he's been a loyal fan of the 19th century author Edgar Allen Poe, who he is portraying in tribute events in Baltimore.

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Mao-themed eatery gets mixed reviews … Fan writing Ph.D. thesis on Stephen King … Web site removes youth-oriented lingerie … Marina bans topless fishing tours … Watercooler stories from UPI.

Fan writing Ph.D. thesis on Stephen King

STIRLING, Scotland, April 6 (UPI) -- A graduate student at a Scottish university is working on what may be the first Ph.D. thesis on the work of author Stephen King.

Macabre movie master Harrington dies

HOLLYWOOD HILLS, Calif., May 10 (UPI) -- Curtis Harrington, an experimental filmmaker who earned a reputation as a master of the morbid, died in his Hollywood Hills, Calif., home. He was 80.

Clive Barker unearthing Poe for big screen

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- British horror author Clive Barker is partnering with Walden Media for a film thriller about the ghost of iconic U.S. writer Edgar Allen Poe. The "Imajica" author, who has built a reputation based on horror novels, joined with the family-oriented studio t

Film to focus on famed mobster Giancana

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Producer Mark Williams is set to bring a novel about the late Chicago mob boss Sam "Momo" Giancana to Hollywood after purchasing the book's film rights.

Bob Dylan don't think twice about the hype

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. folk rock legend Bob Dylan says some of the titles his admirers have given him over the years are a bit over the top.

Amazing Animals ... from UPI

Pet passengers on airliners can creates unusual problems for flight crews, a modern cat performs his own version of an Edgar Allen Poe classic, and other amazing tales from the animal world.
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Not the 'Purloined Letter,' but ...

MILWAUKEE, April 7 (UPI) -- The tale of the letter in the vault at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Milwaukee hasn't the horror that marked the works of its author. But like the missive in t

How French art got to Impressionism

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The Morgan Library is giving a short summer course in French drawing guaranteed to give its visitors a better understanding of how art moved smoothly from Neocl
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Edgar Allen Poe
ANP2000110705 - 07 NOVEMBER 2000 - ANNDANDALE, VIRGINIA, USA: Kraig Krist casts his vote at Edgar Allen Poe Middle School, a polling place in Annandale, Virginia, November 7, 2000. By 3pm more than 50 percent turnout was reported at Poe. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI
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