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James Earl Jones Reads The Raven

(YouTube Link) The guy who gave Darth Vader his voice reads Edgar Allen Poe’s classic poem The Raven, and his booming baritone has ruined all further readings of the poem forevermore. When James Earl Jones reads something, it stays read! –via Gizmodo

Who Really Wrote “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”?

Call it a literary mystery – nearly 190 years after “A Visit from St. Nicholas” was published in New York’s Troy Sentinel, we still don’t know who really wrote the classic poem. When it was first appeared in the newspaper on December 23, 1823, there was no name attached to it. It wasn’t until 13 [...]