Monthly Archives: January, 2016

Edgar Allan Poe at 207

  Today marks the 207th anniversary of the birth of author and poet extraordinaire, Edgar Allan Poe. This author is best remembered for his haunting poems, such as Annabel Lee and– most famously– The Raven, as well as such macabre short stories as The Black Cat, The Tell-Tale Heart, and The Fall of the House …

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Boys in the Trees, by Carly Simon

I’m not normally a fan of celebrity autobiographies. I find the majority of them largely disappointing, full of mundane descriptions of their hometowns, yawn-inducing descriptions of their family and ancestors, and barely amusing anecdotes from their childhood. Many of them gloss over their tales of fame just as one might Photoshop an unflattering picture– removing …

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