The Best Halloween Story?

With Halloween fast approaching, writer and English professor Andrew Reiner joins us to discuss two of the masters of American spooky American literature, Washington Irving and Edgar Allan Poe.  While Poe often commands more of our attention today, especially here in Baltimore, Reiner urges us to spend more time with Irving, who’s best remember for Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle.

Listen to the podcast of the interview now, and click here to read the accompanying essay by Andrew Reiner in this month’s issue of Urbanite Magazine.

Written by Marc Steiner

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  1. OklanP says:

    Holidays typically involve a certain amount of discretionary spending in celebration of that holiday, and Halloween spending is already beginning!  Halloween spending includes setting up hayrides, mazes, haunted houses, and popular Halloween costumes.  Halloween also means more candy and Pepto Bismol to go with it.  This year, Michael Jackson costumes are already selling at a record pace, and lots of people will be out there with Thriller costumes.  Halloween is fast rising as one of the biggest spending holidays.  People are even dressing up their pets for Halloween – who doesn’t love an insipid and annoying Chihuahua in a tutu?  There will be  plenty of Halloween spending on cool costumes and events for sure this year.

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