And Now, Your Worst Halloween Costume Stories

We were living in Chicago when I was six, and I chose to be a ghost for Halloween. I made the costume myself, because cutting two holes in a sheet seems like an easy task. Of course, I had to cut a third eyehole, because my first two were off-alignment. I also failed to consider the fact that a ghost costume has… » 10/31/14 11:37am Today 11:37am

Which Candies Have Have The Most Sugar?

Ostensibly, this chart from WaPo's Wonkblog is about ranking candy by its sugar content so you can consume the maximum amount of sugar, and it does a fine job of that. But looking at it, all I can think about is how everything north of Gummy Bears coming in at a full 70 percent sugar is so much more alarming than I… » 10/31/14 11:06am Today 11:06am

Watch Paralympian Josh Sundquist Make His Fantastic Halloween Costume

Former Paralympian Josh Sundquist now spends his time as a motivational speaker, but when Halloween comes around, he becomes the best costume creator of the holiday. He's gone as a flamingo, gingerbread man with a leg bitten off, and the leg lamp from A Christmas Story in past years. This year, he's a foosball player… » 10/28/14 1:00pm Tuesday 1:00pm

The Hater’s Guide To Your Local Halloween Store

Every year, when October rolls around, some enterprising fellow in my area rents out an abandoned Dollar Tree and turns it into a pop-up Halloween Megastore, resplendent with costumes and decorations and fitting rooms that almost certainly now house the Ebola virus. Almost everything in these stores costs $30 or… » 10/23/14 3:04pm 10/23/14 3:04pm

Halloween Special: Madness! Torture! Applause!

The legendary Grand Guignol Theater in Paris was not a haunted house, but a serious dramatic enterprise that put on gruesome, faux-blood-splattered shows year-round for decades. It featured staged killings, mutilations and scenes of depravity and torture so realistic that audience members often fled the theater in… » 10/31/13 11:36am 10/31/13 11:36am

Zombies Vs. Strippers: The Camp Classic That Wasn't

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The contemporary Halloween dilemma—clambering for something that’s somehow both sexy and spooky—is a painful reminder of the biggest fumble of our young careers. Last year, amidst the chaos of our mid-twenties, we were handed the creative reins to a real cinematic monster: Zombies Vs. Strippers, a low-budget,… » 10/31/13 10:45am 10/31/13 10:45am