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Stephen Crane: Tell me why, behind thee,

Tell me why, behind thee, I see always the shadow of another lover? Is it real, Or is this the thrice damned memory of a better happiness? Plague on him if he be dead, Plague on him if he…

Priscilla Davis 2001 Deaths

Priscilla DavisAge: 59 socialite who was wounded in a 1976 multiple shooting in Fort Worth, Texas. Davis survived a gunshot wound to the chest, but her daughter, Andrea Wilborn, and Davis's lo…

Aesop's Fables: The Parrot and the Cat

by Aesop The Wily LionThe Stag and the LionThe Parrot and the Cat A Man once bought a Parrot and gave it the run of his house. It revelled in its liberty, and presently flew up on to the ma…

The Devil's Dictionary: Incubus

by Ambrose Bierce INCOMPOSSIBLEINCUMBENTINCUBUS -n. One of a race of highly improper demons who, though probably not wholly extinct, may be said to have seen their best nights. For a comple…

The Migration of Ghosts

Author:Pauline MelvillePublisher:Bloomsbury Publishing Pauline Melville is hard to pin down. In an era when so many writers are confined to a single voice or easy ideological stance, she-using…

John Keats: How many bards gild the lapse...

Written on the day that Mr. Le... To a Friend who sent me some Roses How many bards gild the lapse... How many bards gild the lapses of time! A few of them have ever been the food …

Sam M. Raimi Biography

Sam M. Raimidirector, screenwriter, actorBorn: 10/23/1959Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan This creative director has won a cult following for his campy horror films Evil Dead (1983), Evil Dead …

Maggie Lena (Mitchell) Walker Biography

Maggie Lena (Mitchell) WalkerbusinesswomanBorn: 7/15/1867Birthplace: Richmond, Va. Walker, the daughter of former slaves, worked from a young age. When her father died, Walker helped her mothe…