Month: September 2020

  • Wicked Good

    Quick: who’s your favorite Great British Baking Show contestant?? Well, if it’s not Helena Garcia from season 7, it should be. This self-proclaimed “Halloween lover” found a way to shoehorn spookiness into each baking challenge, bless her witchy little heart. For example, check out her creations for Biscuit Week (when everyone else was making shortbread): […]

  • Gourd-geous

    “Theme in Yellow” by Carl Sandburg (1916) I spot the hillsWith yellow balls in autumn.I light the prairie cornfieldsOrange and tawny gold clustersAnd I am called pumpkins. On the last of OctoberWhen dusk is fallenChildren join handsAnd circle round meSinging ghost songsAnd love to the harvest moon. I am a jack-o’-lanternWith terrible teethAnd the children […]

  • Fall into It

    Happy first day of autumn, Halloween lovers!!! Today is the equinox, which means that everyone on Earth experiences a perfect 50-50 balance of sunlight and darkness. This only happens twice a year: once in March and once in September. On each of these days, we all experience 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of […]

  • Black Roots

    If you are interested in true crime stories and groundbreaking journalism, listen up! The Root of Evil podcast, which covers the infamous Black Dahlia murder, is not to be missed. Told from the perspective of the alleged killer’s descendants, including his own son, a retired LAPD detective who built the case against his own father, this […]

  • The (Hor)Roaring 20s

    You think 2020 has been a scary year? Well, gaze thine eyes upon these Halloween photos taken 100 trips around the sun ago, in 1920. The costumes may have been unintentionally disturbing back then, but they’re very disturbing nonetheless. And I bet the majority of them were handmade. Ah, the jazz age … when costumes […]

  • No Cigar

    Happy Wednesday! For your amusement, here are some admirably unsuccessful costume failures. Enjoy the chuckle!

  • Extra, Extra

    Here are some Halloween headlines in the news recently: The real monster of 2020?: Karen masks made by artist Jason Adcock will retail for $180. Other timely yet occasionally tasteless costumes this year include hand sanitizer and the “Work from Homer.” Oh god no, anything but that: Peeps will not be manufacturing their orange jack-o-lantern […]

  • Ghosted

    The York Ghost Merchants is a shop in York, England, that makes small collectible ghost figurines that are both charming and mysterious. According to their website: “The ancient city of York has a reputation for being the most haunted city in Europe, perhaps even the world. There is rich tradition here of ghost storytelling which […]

  • Frightfully Fabulous Fashion

    I need all the things from Modcloth’s new Halloween line right now. To wit: Feline harvester of souls tee, $35. Spellbinding dress, $89. A-line bat-infested skirt, $69. Crescent moon kitty baseball tee, $35. Spider web PJs, $39. Thunderstorm miniskirt, $69. Cat lady dress, $99.

  • Single File

    “February 9, 1855. South Devon, England. Early morning. Townsfolk awakened to a heavy fall of snow, covering the rolling hills dotted with small towns. Joshua Stone, a local farmer, exited his home and stopped dead in his tracks. He had seen many a thing in his day, but never anything like this. Everywhere he looked: footprints. […]