Crowdfund the reprinted adventures of Canada's first superheroine

This week, we have a few groups of people looking to bring historic works of art to a modern audience. There are the reprinted adventures of Nelvana, a superheroine from Canada's Golden Age, a publication of 19th-century illustrations for Poe's "The Raven," and a documentary about a famed Victorian taxidermist. » 10/13/13 12:00pm 10/13/13 12:00pm

John Cusack explains why Edgar Allan Poe created everything you love

Before there was black eyeliner-ed youths rocking out to death rock, there was Edgar Allan Poe, the Godfather of Goth. But John Cusack — who plays the thirsty scribe in his wild horror flick The Raven — wants you to know that this angry (and very broke) poet is responsible for so much more. Everyone stole from Poe.… » 4/24/12 3:02pm 4/24/12 3:02pm

John Cusack fights a murderer and his new accent in the latest Raven

How good would Edgar Allan Poe have been at fighting crime? The new trailer for The Raven surmises pretty good, if all of the crimes were based specifically on his poems. In this new trailer for John Cusack's latest film, Edgar Allan Poe is forced to pick up the dueling pistols when his biggest fan makes off with… » 2/23/12 4:05pm 2/23/12 4:05pm

The greatest wizard fight ever committed to film

Though there are many great wizard battles in cinema, only one stands out in my mind as embodying everything that wizarding represents. I'm speaking of the great, bizarre battle between the good and evil wizards (Vincent Price and Boris Karloff, respectively) in Roger Corman's 1963 classic The Raven. It's funny and… » 7/11/11 5:56pm 7/11/11 5:56pm