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  1. Dressing in costume is a Halloween tradition that has only recently developed.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | The Daily Vidette

    Halloween has always been a mystery to me. I mean, people dress in fantastical costumes, candy is had, but in later years that passion for candy slowly turns into dressing inappropriately and consuming far too much alcohol.


  2. From trick-or-treating to the Mexican Day of the Dead, how Halloween is celebrated around the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | The Independent

    Victoria Richards is a freelance journalist currently working for The Independent online. She has previously worked for The Times and Sunday Times online and BBC News UK Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature.


  3. Imagined Dinner Parties: Elettra Wiedemann Tags Stylists,...Read the original story

    Oct 31, 2014 | Food & Wine

    The model and philanthropist turned blogger Elettra Wiedemann of Impatient Foodie gathered a crew of talented friends for her latest series: Imagined Dinner Party. In honor of Halloween, she shared the first installment exclusively with Food & Wine: It's a tale of witches who live deep in the forest, tucked away from humanity so that they can revel in their Wiccan ways.


  4. Happy 'All Hallows' Eve'! There Is Cultural Significance To Kids Dressing Without Fear As MonstersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 |

    Descended from a pagan fire festival, Halloween today suggests how safe the supernatural has become, says anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann. Halloween is a celebration of both the supernatural and natural worlds in a day and age when imagination is highly valued, says a Stanford scholar.


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    Oct 31, 2014 | Iceland Review

    In a past column I expressed my annoyance at Halloween gaining a foothold in Iceland with trick-or-treaters' showing up unannounced at my doorstep. It's an imported holiday and we should rather uphold our own traditions, I scolded.


  6. Nick Curtis: Apple Howling, Britain's answer to HalloweenRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | This Is London

    The American-inspired commercialisation of Hallowe'en - a licence for children to commit extortion, and for adults to behave like children - is a mistake This message goes out to the spoilt bourgeois brats and oiky teenage chancers of SW8 alike - don't bother tonight, OK? I'm absconding to a secret location for the weekend, so if you bang on my door in the hope of extracting treats with menaces you are on to a loser. And if I were at home on Halloween I would be operating a zero-tolerance policy.


  7. Dan Woog's take on HalloweenRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | Westport News

    Of Westport's modern-day Halloween traditions, columnist Dan Woog writes: "In the next logical step from chauffeuring their children to school, even though a perfectly fine school bus stops right at the end of their driveway, parents in places like Westport o okay, IN Westport o began searching for neighborhoods with a better candy/house density than their own ... Never mind that this means driving halfway across town. Clogging streets that are already clogged with trick-or-treaters and their handlers."


  8. Time for trick or treatingRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2014 | Hays Daily News

    The word Halloween comes from All Hallows Eve, which was the evening before a religious holiday in Medieval England that became known as All Saints' Day. It was a time set aside by the church to commemorate its saints, the faithful who came before them.


  9. Witches, pagans and Wiccans in Alabama: A growing culture and a struggle for acceptanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | Alabama Live

    On a warm Saturday afternoon in September, hundreds of cars cruise past an old white house on Richard Arrington Boulevard, perhaps carrying people to the Birmingham Zoo or Vulcan. No one seems to notice the sweet smell of incense lingering in the air, the small wrought iron cauldron just off the edge of the road or the bumper stickers on cars lined up outside: "My other car is a broom."


  10. 7 Halloween Images to Discuss with Your KidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | KGNW-AM Seattle

    Let's face it, whether we celebrate Halloween or not, we cannot ignore the images that surround our children during the season. Our neighbor's front yard may be decorated with witches, monsters, and ghoulish jack-o-lanterns, our grocery store may display hanging ghosts and skeletons, and our child's classroom may be garnished with cats, bats, and spiders.


  11. Okla. woman claims meth is part of being a WiccanRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | New York Daily News

    Lori Potarf was charged with drug possession despite claiming that her religious rights as a Wiccan entitled to her to use the illegal drug. An Oklahoma woman tried to get out of a drug bust by saying meth was perfectly OK for her to use because it was part of her Wiccan religion.


  12. Ll Llorona: Scorned Woman, Veiled Goddess, and Carrier of Latina HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 |

    Hell hath no fury... The scorned woman who marries above her station and eventually sacrifices her children when she is rejected in favor of a more socially acceptable mate is a seemingly borderless folk motif that is as old as romantic misadventure itself. In some versions, such as the Medea legend that was already considered a folk staple by the premier of Euripides' hot ticket of 431 BC, the woman in question is a witch who was taken in marriage as a reward for helping the story's hero overcome an obstacle or finish a task.


  13. 'Angels of Revolution' ('Angely Revoluciji'): Rome ReviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | Hollywood Reporter

    Following in the footsteps of Silent Souls and Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari two years later, Russian director Aleksei Fedorchenko again delves into the lives of his country's ethnic minorities with Angels of Revolution , a visual feast depicting the cultural clash of a group of Russian avant-garde artists with the tribes they aim to bring into the nascent Soviet Union's ideological fold in the early 1930s.


  14. Meth witch? Arrested Oklahoma 'Wiccan' claims religious right to use drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | The Raw Story

    A woman arrested for drug possession in Duncan, Oklahoma claims that it is her religious right as a Wiccan to possess and consume methamphetamine. According to the Duncan Banner , Lori Potarf and her companion Richard Lee Henderson were stopped on U.S. Highway 81 last Thursday for a defective tail light when officers became suspicious that the pair were inebriated.


  15. Letter: Says 'bad faith' taints holiday surveyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | The Item

    As a Millburn resident who tries to follow the rule of law, I am disappointed and frustrated by the advice the Millburn-Short Hills Clergy Association delivered to parishioners on the subject of the school calendar. The Millburn Board of Education initiated a very respectful and fair process to allow the faithful in our community to offer important data points on absenteeism to help them plan what is already a very jam-packed, secular, public school calendar.


  16. Ron Perlman Talks the Book of Life, His Creative Partnership with...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | Collider

    Gutierrez's charming and innovative take on the tradition of Dia de los Meurtos embraces the spirit of the holiday and imagines a stunning vision of the afterlife where the celebrated and beloved spend eternity in the vibrant Land of the Remembered, while those beyond recall languish in the desolate Land of the Forgotten. As Xibalba, mischievous ruler of the Land of Forgotten, Ron Perlman lends his signature booming voice, and as usual, brings an undeniable presence and magnetism to the screen.


  17. When school prayer is OKRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 |

    Plug into the Internet search box of your computer the question - "Should students be allowed to pray in school?" - and you find a bunch of sites to check out, all with differing opinions. Most surveys suggest that 69 percent of Americans are strongly in favor of prayer in schools with 31 percent opposed.


  18. Wickedly Thrilling Production of Macbeth coming to Brewster High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 |

    This November, "something wicked this way comes" to Brewster as the Brewster High School Performing Arts presents Shakespeare's Macbeth . Currently in rehearsal, this production promises to entertain and thrill while giving all who come the opportunity to become fully immersed in a lush production that transports the audience to 11th century Scotland.


  19. What is symbolism?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 |

    Symbols are descriptive or identifying marks that point to something else. For example, a STOP sign on the road signals one to stop and contains the word "STOP."


  20. Professing Faith: Halloween has Christian and pagan backgroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | Redlands Daily Facts

    As almost every parent and even more merchants seem to know, Friday next week is the nominally Christian commemoration of Halloween, or All Hallows Eve, the night before All Saints' Day. But it is also fairly well known that behind the Halloween festival lies the older Celtic pagan commemoration of Samhain.