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Why Edgar Allan Poe probably did not kill himself

A computational analysis of language used by the writer Edgar Allan Poe has revealed that his mysterious death was unlikely to have been suicide.The author, poet, and literary critic died in 1849 after spending several days in hospital while in a state of delirium. To date, Poe's death remains an unsolved enigma, with his contemporary, poet Charles Baudelaire even speculating that the incident was 'almost a suicide, a suicide prepared for a long time.'
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How My Fake College Essay Went Insanely Viral And Nearly Cost Me My Day Job

Comedian Alexis Pereira writes a genuine essay about the bogus essay he posted to Twitter, written by an imaginary student and marked up in red pen by Pereira as an imaginary English teacher, and about how he then got to see Poe’s Law in action. – Vulture
Tags: Art, Words, Poe, Pereira, 02.19.20, Alexis Pereira

VOTD: How ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Should Have Ended

When it comes to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, there are a lot of changes that should have been made to give us a more satisfying finale for the Skywalker saga. But the folks at How It Should Have Ended did their best to get a little bit more specific with how things should have went down. However, before getting to How Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker should have ended, which includes making the fight with Mega Emperor Palpatine infinitely easier, they make some pits tops with some amusing...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Hishe, Lucasfilm, Lol, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Poe, Leia Organa, Rey, Palpatine, Skywalker, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Video Of The Day

Old Book Illustrations: An Online Database Lets You Download Thousands of Illustrations from the 19th & 20th Centuries

The Golden Age of Illustration is typically dated between 1880 and the early decades of the 20th century. This was “a period of unprecedented excellence in book and magazine illustration,” writes Artcyclopedia; the time of artists like John Tenniel, Beatrix Potter (below), Arthur Rackham, and Aubrey Beardsley. Some of the most prominent illustrators, such as Beardsley and Harry Clarke (see one of his Poe illustrations above), also became internationally known artists in the Art Nouveau, Arts an...
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‘Free Fall’ Book Will Tell the Poe Dameron Origin Story

Because no question in the world of Star Wars will ever go unanswered, we’re now getting a Poe Dameron origin story. The book Star Wars: Poe Dameron: Free Fall (yes, it has all of those colons) will arrive this summer, and delve into Poe’s teen years, when he ran away from home to discover who he really was. Zorii Bliss and Babu Frik will also both appear in the book, which was written by Alex Segura. I like Star Wars, but I’ll never understand the franchise’s need to fill in all of the blan...
Tags: Books, Movies, Free Fall, Segura, Poe, Skywalker, Poe Dameron, Star-Wars, Alex Segura, Babu Frik, Zorii Bliss, Poe Dameron Origin Story

Usher, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, 18 January 2020

Alter Orchesterprobensaal Images: Martin ArgyrogloLady Madeline (Ruth Rosenfeld) Roderick Usher – David Oštrek The Friend – Martin Gerke Lady Madeline – Ruth Rosenfeld Doctor – Dominic Kraemer Philippe Quesne (director, set designs, lighting) Christin Haschke (costumes) Sébastien Alazet (sound design) Members of the Staatskapelle Berlin and its Orchestral Academy Marit Strindlund (conductor) What to do with an unfinished a...
Tags: Berlin, Religion, Mozart, Poe, Edgar Allen Poe, Pelléas, Debussy, Linden, Roderick, Bluebeard, Staatskapelle Berlin, Mark Berry, David Oštrek, Annelies Van Parys, Martin Gerke Lady Madeline, Ruth Rosenfeld

Henry Taylor Joins Hauser & Wirth

Painter Henry Taylor has joined the roster at Hauser & Wirth, which will share representation with Blum & Poe.  “After an incredibly fruitful 10 years of success together, Blum and Poe is pleased, going forward, to continue to do great work alongside Hauser & Wirth,” says Tim Blum. Read more at Art News
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Poe, Wirth, Blum, Blum Poe, Hauser Wirth, Henry Taylor, Tim Blum, Henry Taylor Joins Hauser

Federal grand jury subpoenas testimony by U.S. Olympic and Paralympic officials

A U.S. District Court grand jury has subpoenaed the sworn testimony of three current or former U.S. Olympic and Paralympic officials as part of an ongoing Justice Department criminal investigation into the USOPC and national governing bodies’ handling of sexual abuse cases, according to documents obtained by the Southern California News Group. A grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has requested the depositions of Eric Marsh, the USOPC director of risk management, M...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Germany, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Olympics, Denver, Alberta, Justice Department, Irs, Poe, Marsh, U S District Court, Gilbert, Cairo Egypt

Here’s What Chewbacca Said to Rey When She Got Back in the Millennium Falcon in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

Because Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker moves so quickly, there aren’t many little moments that we get to enjoy between the characters. But there is one little moment fans have latched onto where Chewbacca says something to Rey as she hops back in the pilot seat of the Millennium Falcon and the rest of our new heroes prepare to go off on another adventure. And thanks to Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo, we now have an idea of what Chewie was saying to his newest pal. When Rey sits down next to...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Millennium Falcon, Lucasfilm, Leia, Falcon, Chewbacca, Poe, Rey, Don, Trivia, Skywalker, Warner Bros Pictures, Star-Wars

This is (allegedly) the original Star Wars Episode IX plot by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly

The r/StarWarsLeaks Subreddit is erupting with the leak of what is reportedly an early draft of the Star Wars Episode IX script, as penned by the original director and writer Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. The commenters are responding to the script breakdown below posted by Reddit user Lollifroll based upon Robert Meyer Burnett's talkthrough on his video blog. From Lollifroll's summary of "Star Wars Episode IX: Duel of the Fates": CRAWL: The iron grip of the FIRST ORDER has spread t...
Tags: Post, News, Reddit, Leia, Finn, Colin Trevorrow, Kylo Ren, Poe, Lando, Rey, Ben, Luke, Ren, Palpatine, Imperial, Darth Maul

Boston for those who like to read

Boston’s literary history is as long as its winters are cold. Many of America’s most enduring authors, including New England’s famous Fireside Poets, churned out their seminal works in and around the city. The birthplace of literary movements like American romanticism and transcendentalism, Boston earned the nickname the “Athens of America” in the mid-19th century for its role as a cultural epicenter. Book fiends can easily spend entire days touring the Boston Literary District, but to help y...
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Star Wars Resistance Teaser & Photos for Special One-Hour Event

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Star Wars Resistance teaser & photos for special one-hour event Disney has released a new teaser and photos for the upcoming Star Wars Resistance special one-hour event airing on Sunday, January 12 at 6 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD and 10 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel. You can check out the video now in the player below and view the new photos in the gallery! RELATED: Disney+ Announces Star Wars: The Clone Wars Premiere Date The two new Season 2 episodes, titled “The New World,”...
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POLL RESULTS: Which Rise of Skywalker Character Needed More Development?

BEGIN SLIDESHOW POLL RESULTS: Which Rise of Skywalker Character Needed More Development? A lot of fans felt J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was rushed, with new characters barely introduced and established characters given short shrift. Even recent revelations said earlier cuts had Emperor Palpatine’s return explained and Rose Tico given more scenes with Leia. asked its readers to let us know which character they thought needed a serious boost in development...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Carrie Fisher, Han Solo, John Williams, Leia, Finn, Polls, Chewbacca, Poe, Billy Dee Williams, Lando, Leia Organa, Rey, Beaumont, Luke

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Editor Reveals Which Scenes Were Part of Reshoots

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker went through plenty of changes throughout the production process, especially in post-production. There are plenty of scenes and sequences, including an expanded role for Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, that were left on the cutting room floor. But along with that, there were also a handful of scenes that were added in post-production thanks to a series of reshoots that took place over the summer, and thanks to The Rise of Skywalker editor Maryann Brandon, we know...
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Board Question #92836: Thoughts on The Rise of Skywalker (once it comes out)? ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,Thoughts on The Rise of Skywalker (once it comes out)?-Baby Yoda A: Dear Baby Yoda, Your fifteen minutes are up. Baby Yoda is out; Babu Frik is in. I've held up this question too long, so I'm throwing out my way-too-detailed breakdown of the movie and truncating things a bit. I apologize to those readers who may have used my usual long-form answers as prime material to lull themselves to sleep during long, boring classes. You'll just have to tough it out this time. The R...
Tags: Disney, Harry Potter, Harry, Harrison Ford, John Williams, Rian Johnson, Luciana, Voldemort, Leia, Finn, Kylo Ren, Poe, Ben Solo, Rey, Ben, Luke

Oscar Isaac Wanted Finn and Poe Romance in ‘Star Wars’, But Disney Supposedly Wasn’t Ready

Now that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is out in theaters, fans have either walked away satisfied with the finale that director J.J. Abrams delivered, or disappointed that certain story elements didn’t play out the way they’d hoped. In the latter category, we have fans who never got to see any kind of romance blossom between Resistance pilot Poe Dameron and the defected Stormtrooper he helped to escape the First Order, which he decided to call Finn. But that’s not for a lack of trying. In a ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Huffington Post, Finn, J J Abrams, Poe, Kathleen Kennedy, Skywalker, Poe Dameron, Maryann Brandon

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

I joked about avoiding this review last week because, well, the discourse around this movie (and it's predecessor) has become a bit of a battleground in the culture wars, which are totally not as fun as the star wars these movies are talking about. As a child of the 80s, I can't help but hold a special place in my heart for Star Wars, and so there's this never-ending reserve of goodwill towards new installments in the series, even when they don't hold up (like, say, the prequels). As such, I fou...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Star Trek, Carrie Fisher, Wings, Darth Vader, Harrison Ford, Johnson, Peter Jackson, Adam Driver, Rian Johnson, Leia, Finn, Lucas, Force Awakens

Codes and Ciphers

My book group recently read a 2017 mystery called The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett. In the novel, an English bibliophile and an American digitizer track down a mysterious book thought to lead to the Holy Grail. The chief clue: a secret message hidden in the rare books collection of the fictional Barchester Cathedral Library. The message is a complex polyalphabetic substitution cipher that can only be solved by finding key words hidden in the books. Coded messages are common plot devi...
Tags: Books, Edgar Allan Poe, Watson, Dan Brown, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jfk, Neal Stephenson, Poe, Julius Caesar, Elsie, Caesar, Leonardo da Vinci, US Secret Service, Robert Langdon, Charlie Lovett

Mark Hamill surprises Twitter with Finn/Poe ‘Star Wars’ love poem

The debate over the latest Star Wars film, Rise of Skywalker, goes on, specifically over the decision not to include a same-sex relationship between the popular characters Finn (John Boyega) and Poe (Oscar Isaac). Iconic actor Mark Hamill, who has played the series hero Luke Skywalker since 1977, chimed in this week with his own lament over the lack of a Finn/Poe romance. “Luke never met either Finn or Poe,” Hamill wrote. “So what they do behind closed doors/I guess I’ll never know…But I would ...
Tags: Star Wars, Feature, Entertainment, Disney, Lifestyle, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Finn, Luke Skywalker, Poe, Ad Friendly, Luke, Skywalker, Hamill, Isaac

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ and ‘The Mandalorian’s Approaches to Force Healing Represent Different Directions for Lucasfilm’s Future

Major spoilers for The Mandalorian  and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker below. While watching Episode 7 of The Mandalorian, my partner turned to me midway through and asked, “have we seen that before?” The moment in question was when the child (aka “Baby Yoda”) reached out to “Force heal” another character. I had, in fact, seen it before – during a press screening of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker just one day earlier. And the two properties’ differing approaches to Force healing e...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Force, Kenner, Lucas, Yoda, Poe, Rey, Return Of The Jedi, Mando, Ben

Wayfinders, Cultists, Canonical Returns, and More: 52 Things We Learned About ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ from the Visual Dictionary

With each new major entry in Star Wars lore, companion materials are released which delve even deeper into a galaxy far, far away. They can contain an intimidating amount of information, which is why you need someone to guide you through it. Someone who loves lore, and who loves putting together puzzle pieces left behind by the Lucasfilm Story Group. Someone like me. Now that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is in theaters, it’s time to take a look under the hood of the film’s visual diction...
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How ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Draws on Previous Threads to Conclude the 9-Episode ‘Star Wars’ Saga

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has sent the Internet into an uproar, but amid the ping-ponging hot takes — all of which are right, “from a certain point of view” — it’s worth pausing to remember that this movie brings a close to a saga dating back to 1977. The 9-episode Skywalker Saga has served up its denouement the same year as that of Marvel’s 23-episode Infinity Saga. Avengers: Endgame also had a lot of threads to tie off, but it did so in a manner that caused less of a disturbance in the...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Marvel, Disney, Features, Carrie Fisher, Ford, Liam Neeson, Darth Vader, Harrison Ford, Lucasfilm, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, George Lucas, John Williams, Samuel L Jackson

Rose Tico’s Limited Role in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Was Due to “Difficulty” with Carrie Fisher CGI

Calls of “Where’s Rose?” spread throughout the Internet leading up to the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, after Kelly Marie Tran was notably absent from marketing materials and trailers. But even after the final film of the Skywalker Saga hit theaters, that question still remained. Tran was introduced in Star Wars: The Last Jedi as a Rose Tico, a new lead in the massive sci-fi franchise and the first woman of color to co-lead a Star Wars film. After making her mark in the acclaimed...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Carrie Fisher, Sequels, Resistance, Lucasfilm, Leia, Poe, Rose, Kelly, Fisher, Abrams, J J Abrams, Carrie, Skywalker, Tran

CS Soapbox: How Does Rise of Skywalker Set Up Episode 10?

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Soapbox: How Does Rise of Skywalker Set Up Episode 10? Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker  has been billed as the end of the Skywalker Saga. Leading up to the film’s release fans have been bombarded with nostalgia-laced trailers, teasers, and featurettes. The film itself is one big nostalgia-wrapped ball of twine on the verge of coming undone. To the dismay of many,  The Rise of Skywalker  wasn’t perfect (not that it could’ve been). Walking out of the cinema with...
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5 Ways ‘Star Wars’ Can Move Past the Skywalker Saga

It’s been 42 years, but the Skywalker saga is now finished.  While The Force Awakens introduced the franchise far, far away to a new generation by mirroring what had made the franchise special 42 years ago but with new characters, and The Last Jedi dared look at a time where the franchise could move forward without legacy characters, Star Wars:  The Rise of Skywalker tried to tie it all together in a movie that is proving polarizing. With no more confirmed movies on the horizon, th...
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Exploring the Emotional Logic of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

Naturally, this piece contains spoilers. There’s no doubt that Star Wars:  The Rise of Skywalker has its flaws. Every Star Wars movie, no matter how revered or perfect, has at least one or two. If you think too hard about any of these mistakes, they risk diminishing your experience of the film.  I mean, who holds it against The Empire Strikes Back that it should have taken decades for the Millennium Falcon to make it to Cloud City with sublight engines? Or that Luke seems to b...
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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Forces Rose Tico Into the Background and That’s a Major Mistake

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrived in theaters this past weekend with what can be charitably defined as an impossible set of expectations. No matter who wrote and directed the film, this latest chapter was always going to be the concluding chapter in both a new trilogy of Star Wars films, and the concluding entry in a 40-plus year franchise of nine connected stories. Fans of every ilk were going to bring with them a lot of baggage into this new film. Whatever talents co-writer an...
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