The 50 Scariest Books of All Time?

See what you think. Flavorwire, which covers the arts and culture online and LOVES to to make lists, posted this one earlier this month.

Do you agree? How many have you read? How many will you?

Happy Halloween!

Poe out.

Put a Poe On It

For our final installment of Days of Poe, we bring you Put a Poe On It, a punny Tumblr that places Mr. Poe’s face in all sorts of places. (The Poe-Poe is our favorite. Click the archive to find it and easily browse the posts.)

Click on this fine image to check it out, and submit your own!

Martians Have Invaded!

Okay, not really. But today is the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds radio show for Halloween. Plenty of Mercury Theater on the Air listeners believed that Martians really had invaded…New Jersey, leading to the Federal Communications Commission to brand Welles a “radio terrorist.”

Radiolab examined the phenomenon, and why it kept happening each time the show was revisited or reworked, even until fairly recently. Listen here.

And listen to the original broadcast here, if you dare.

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Welles during the broadcast, Oct. 30, 1938

Days of Poe.

To celebrate Halloween this week (through Thursday) Haggerty Library & Learning Commons is highlighting the patron saint of literature, libraries, and the macabre (not an official title), Edgar Allan Poe.

The Academy of American Poets states:
“Poe’s work as an editor, a poet, and a critic had a profound impact on American and international literature. His stories mark him as one of the originators of both horror and detective fiction.”

For everyone whose heart raced during The Tell-Tale Heart or who quoth the raven nevermore, read on!

First up: the Edgar Allan Poe Digital Collection from the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Calling All Artists*

The Sketchbook Project is a global, crowd-sourced art project and interactive, traveling exhibition of handmade books.

Our mission is to allow anyone to be able to participate in art and to create a collection of work that represents the current state of artists worldwide.

Wanna participate? Click the logo above.

 

*Whether you’re in a Mount Mary Arts and Design program or not!