Chewing on Dinosaur Babies: I put off everything on my to-do list to write about a single piece of candy I've been lusting after for five years that will make me have a better Memorial Day weekend.
Sinister Strolling: A New York Grimpendium-Inspired Walking Tour: So I've made an audio tour app that will guide you through 13 macabre sites in Lower Manhattan.
Cavin' in Boston: Some pics from my night seeing Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston.
Party for Poe: The 2013 Cask of Amontillado Wine Tasting Among the Bones: I return to my home state of Maryland and find myself once again above the bones of Edgar Allan Poe in Baltimore. This time it was to pay my respects in a whole new way…by drinking wine labeled with his face, watching Goth belly dancers, reading Vincent Price quotes off walls, and touring dusty crypts.
Ravens Don't Tweet: For the past two months, I've been live-tweeting the new FOX show The Following, about a serial killer cult obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe. It's horrible, and I had to stop watching, but I've assembled all my tweets from the first seven episodes.
Edgar Allan Snow, aka the Poe-Man: What happens when you combine a mask of Edgar Allan Poe from a prime-time show about serial killers and a New England snowstorm.
Get Back in the Cabinet: A look at some of the items I've add since debuting my cabinet of curiosities back in August, including worm syrup, a black widow carcass, and grave dirt from a famous cemetery.
Chuck E. Cheese's: Where a Creep can be a Creep: This is where you end up when you don’t realize you have a three-day weekend coming up and can’t find affordable flight tickets at the last minute or go on road trips thanks to looming snowstorms.
Home Is Where the Fright Is: These are the parts of my house that scare me the most when I'm alone for too many nights in a row. Less a blog post, more a cry for help.
A Grim Book at a Morbid Library: My next appearance will be at the Morbid Anatomy Library in Brooklyn, New York, and worth attending just for that reason.
A Krushing Nostalgia: What happens when I'm reunited with a giant reptilian toy from my childhood that might have had more influence on the interests of my life than I knew.
Don't Call Me Chuck: A bunch of pictures from our visit to Charleston, South Carolina, that include tame deer, midget horses, haunted mansions, live oaks, Spanish moss, and babies on skulls.
Halloween Season 2012 Blog: Daily posts from mid-September to Halloween night around Autumn, Halloween, and all things in between.
Give Us More Space: Neil Armstrong's death puts humankind's space efforts into perspective, and the results aren't good.
From Such Modest Beginnings Will Arise a Smithsonian: I assemble my own private cabinet of curiosities.
We Make Great Pets: A visit to an exotic pet store that contains a disturbing ratio of snakes to everything else.
Come Ride a Roller Coaster with Me: I'm doing an appearance at Darien Lake Theme Park near Buffalo, NY.
My Days in Three Frames: Every day of my recent road trek to VA, MD, and NC summarized with picture collages. This summary makes it sound boring.
A Cover's Worth a Thousand Pages: Introducing the amazing cover art for my new book, The New York Grimpendium.
Toddler in a Monster Museum: I asked my two-year-old if she wanted to go the beach or see some monsters, and that's how we ended up at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery in Salem, MA, for some father-daughter bonding.
Forever Ray Bradbury: My thoughts on the death of Ray Bradbury, coupled with some articles I've written on his work in the past.
My Surprise Basement: So I discovered a hidden door in the floor of my 120-year-old carriage house...
"Is It Halloween?": We celebrate a random day of Halloween in May.
Why Everybody at Cheers Really Knows Your Name: A look at the first-season bathroom graffiti in the bar of Cheers. No reason. Just because.
Scary Monsters, Spooky Kids: It's a good time to be a kid who's into monster movies...or an adult into kid's monster movies.
Dream Trip: Iowa: This is where I would go if I ever found myself in Iowa.
Dead Wrong: I try to correct some of the errors in The New England Grimpendium.
Unholy Maggots: The last stop on my year-long trek across New York for my latest book is a humble, ancient pharmacy in a town in the middle of nowhere.
Dream Trip: Texas: This is where I would go if I ever found myself in Texas.
Yellow Brick Road Trip: You could do an entire East Coast road trip that featured Wizard of Oz-themed sights. And you thought Oz was imaginary.
Bad-Ass Poe Is All Out of Bubble Gum: Boston might be finally getting a Poe statue, and the lead contender depicts him as an action hero.
A Long Day on Long Island: The strange stuff I saw on my road trip across Long Island.
The Absinthe Is Always Greener: We try the green fairy for the first time.
In Progress: The New York Grimpendium(06.01.2011)
Goodwin Library Appearance (03.18.2011)
Tenney Castle Gatehouse Appearance (01.16.2011)
Reading and Drinking Dandelion Wine (07.29.2011)
Blogging Christmas 2010 (11.25.2010)
What, the Dickens? Yes, the Dickens (11.26.2010)
Ghosts of Christmas Treats Past (11.27.2010)
You're a Cold One, Mr. Grinch: ICE! (12.01.2010)
Christmas at Hershey's Chocolate World (12.03.2010)
Christmas Stowe-Away (12.05.2010)
Eight (Serious) Reasons Why Christmas Vacation is Better Than Your Favorite Christmas Movie (12.08.2010)
The Christmas Loft: Christmas in Under 11,000 Square Feet (12.10.2010)
Better Late Than Nevergreen (12.12.2010)
December Is an Alternate Universe (12.13.2010)
At Christmas, We're All Electric Arsonists (12.15.2010)
Frosty the Woe-Man (12.16.2010)
This Is Why Santa Flies: Our Christmas Road Trip (12.18.2010)
Santa's Sack o' Internet: 25 Links to Christmas (12.21.2010)
Harpers Ferry Ghost Town Christmas (12.22.2010)
Carrots Are for Reindeer (12.23.2010)
On Prancer: A Pretty Grounded Movie About a Flying Reindeer (12.24.2010)
Merry Christmas 2010 (12.25.2010)
Halloween Season 2010 Blog: Daily posts from mid-September to Halloween night around Autumn, Halloween, and all things in between.