America's culture wars have raged in nearly every imaginable setting, from courtrooms, to CEO boardrooms, to hospital rooms and even classrooms. But who could have possibly foretold that the battle's next frontier would be fought on the Starbucks line?
'Twas two months before Christmas, and all thru the store, shoppers were bustling, and searching for more. All the shelving was stocked with ornaments and wreaths, stressed holiday shoppers, searched for fake plastic trees.
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Boyd first came up with the idea for the costume after hearing the Mean Girls quote that reads, "Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it." Boyd says she wanted to be the "sluttiest" and most hush hush thing you could be while at the same time chipping away at double standards in our society.
Blending elements from pop, electronic dance music, world music, and spooky Halloween verbiage, Mystic Pete has created a truly one-of-a-kind sound that has not yet, and might never be, mimicked.
El Día de los Muertos, the Mexican interpretation of Allhallowtide, celebrates and good-naturedly mocks death as a means of accepting and reducing fear of it.
This Halloween, I hope Bettie felt beautiful and ugly, innocent and evil, powerful and mortal. I hope that, for one day, she felt undefinable -- and that somehow brought her closer to peacefully walking through this weird world.
Halloween is a holiday where candy rules and who doesn't love giving away free candy? Throw in being able to wear a cool costume and it's understandable why Halloween is no longer just for little children. Today, young and old alike enjoy this early autumn gala, including college students.
October is done and over with so it only makes sense to recycle the leftover remnants of Halloween.
I pride myself in taking wines that party-goers may not be familiar with, but most importantly, wines they will enjoy. At these holiday gatherings, it is my goal to taste all of the wines that I have never had before.
I thought, "This is it. This is why people have children!" I can't accurately explain how it feels to see my little guy in a push-cart as we roll through the neighborhood.
It only took a year to prepare my costume for this Halloween -- an 8-foot-tall inflatable Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the movie "Ghostbusters." E...
I'll be honest. The instinctive part of me as a Mom, the part that wants to protect my children from cruelty, scrutiny, and humiliation of any kind wanted to scream, "TAKE THE COSTUME OFF, BABY! DON'T GO OUT THERE!"
St. Louis has a really odd but kinda cool peccadillo when it comes to Halloween. Most of the adults who hand out candy will ask for a joke in exchange for a fun-size Twix.
Two parties in one night. For Halloween, we were invited to two different parties. Both started at 8 p.m., and both held the promise of a good time.
Gone are the days of ghosts and hobo costumes made from old sheets and rags; we kicked off Friday night in our vampire best, and though we seemed to be the only parents that celebrated "costumes required," stilettos, leather and tuxedos don't stop a good game of kickball.