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Jordan Peele Producing ‘Lovecraft Country’ For HBO

Hard on the huge success of his genre-bending horror movie “Get Out” (The New York Times called it an “exhilaratingly smart and scary freakout about a black man in a white nightmare”), Jordan Peele is teaming up with Bad Robot and writer/showrunner Misha Green to

Author Paul La Farge — Athenaeum Salon

(4.7) The Friday Salon at the Providence Athenaeum — The Secret Life of H.P. Lovecraft — features author Paul La Farge discussing his new novel The Night Ocean. (La Farge wrote about this in The New Yorker.) Hailed by Publisher’s Weekly as “an ingenious and

‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Now At Cable Car

Head over to Moses Brown at 4pm, Saturday, April 1, for a free community screening of Raoul Peck’s 2016 film, “I Am Not Your Negro,” hosted by Cable Car Cinema at the new Woodman Family Center on the school campus. (Facebook event page.) In 1979,

Fundraiser For Lovecraft Statue At Athenaeum

(3.16) Hey, Cthulhu got named-checked on Samantha Bee the other night. Here he is up to his tentacles in executive orders. That’s how big a deal Lovecraft is — a Cthulhu reference goes unexplained. (Of course, her writers are probably . . . never mind.)

Nathaniel Philbrick Honored At Brown

(3.2) Nathaniel Philbrick’s “Mayflower” is one of my favorite books and will likely be the last word on the Pilgrims for some time. Such was my enthusiasm, that I subsequently picked up “Bunker Hill,” even though I wasn’t sure I needed an entire book on

Book Launch At Lovecraft Arts & Sciences

(2.25) Head down to the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council tonight at 6:30pm for the launch of “Agents of Dreamland” by Caitlín R. Kiernan. Facebook event. Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council is honored to host the launch party for Agents of Dreamland, a new Lovecraftian

Ottessa Moshfegh At Ada Books

(1.27) Good get for Brent Legault over at Ada Books, and he sounds pretty excited. This Friday, writer Ottessa Moshfegh will be reading from her new collection of short stories “Homesick for Another World.” (Facebook event page.) The irreproducible Ottessa Moshfegh, shortlisted for the freakin’

New Lovecraft Lager Launch At Arcade

(1.19) The latest in the Lovecraft-themed brews makes its debut Thursday night at the Arcade Providence. These so-called block parties take place indoors on the ground floor avenue, with people wandering in and out of participating shops and restaurants. (Facebook event.) About the beer: Made

Readings At Ada Books

(11.12) ‘Publicly Complex’ presents author readings at Ada Books with Mary Cappello, Lee Ann Brown, and Serena Putterman. Cappello is a Professor of English and creative writing at URI. She is the author of five books of literary nonfiction, and her essays and experimental prose

‘Tour De Tentacle’ Bike Quest

(10.30) The ‘Tour de Tentacle,’ a bike-based quest game inspired by the writing of H.P. Lovecraft, starts off and ends up, Sunday at the Arcade Providence. (From the Facebook event page.) Inspired by the arcane writing of H.P. Lovecraft, this bike-based quest around the city

Lovecraft Walking Tour/ Vortex Film Fest

(10.23) Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) launches its17th annual Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror Film Festival “a phantasmagoric symphony of international films.” On Saturday and Sunday, the festival includes a return to its popular H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour presented in collaboration with the RI

Lovecraft’s Providence In New York Times

Today’s Sunday New York Times features a piece in the Travel Section, “How to Find the Spirit of H.P. Lovecraft in Providence,” by writer Noel Rubinton. He has written a useful and comprehensive piece with discussions of the history, architecture, and literary legacy of Lovecraft’s

New Lovecraft Brew From Gansett

Something wicked-awesome this way comes and it’s the latest installment in the Narragansett Beer Lovecraft series, The White Ship White IPA. (Lovecraft’s, The White Ship, tells a story of a lighthouse keeper’s adventure aboard a mysterious ship where his curiosity and greed win out over his

Shakespeare’s Skull? MIA

Shakespeare’s Head? Take a right where Panache used to be. How odd it is that this April, as we celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, we learn that prior rumors and conspiracy theories may have been true — the skull of the literary

‘First Folio’ At Granoff Through May 1st

An exhibition titled “First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare” will mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Featuring the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, the exhibition offers a chance for visitors to view a book of national significance that would’ve otherwise

More Lovecraft Events

(3.20) More to do for Lovecraft fans this weekend: walking tour, movie, graveside tribute. Check out the new Weird Providence website (from the good people at the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council) for a calendar of events. The Rhode Island Historical Society is presenting a