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Trick or Treat, Carson

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The Headless Horseman

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Be Afraid

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Ebol-ISIS Scare

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Halloween Masks

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Halloween Media Scare

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John Oliver’s ‘Last Week Tonight’ Asks, ‘How Is Dressing Up Like Another Race Still a Thing?’

No, Cinco de Mayo is not an excuse to wear a taco costume and yes, it’s offensive.

Posted on May 13, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


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Something to Be Scared of: Retailers Market ‘Sexy’ Halloween Costumes to Little Girls

Costumes for little girls are now firmly part of the trend toward an overly sexualized Halloween celebration.

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Rubio for Halloween

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Trick or Treat

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Pirates of the Congress

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Toyota’s Unhappy Halloween

The Japanese automaker is having a bit of bad luck this season, but it has nothing to do with a black cat crossing its path. It’s because of spiders.

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GOP Pumpkin

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Cliff or Treat

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Halloween for the 1 Percent

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Romney’s FEMA Flip-Flop, Brad Pitt’s Big Political Donation, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mike Huckabee’s scary new political ad and Chris Christie’s Halloween announcement.

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Halloween Costume

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Frankenstorm Election

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Trick or Treat Mitt

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Tricky Questions

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Halloween Romney

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Trick, No Treat

Posted on Oct 8, 2012 ENLARGE

Halloween and Radio Unreality

A radio show decades ago is misremembered as having caused widespread panic on Halloween; Congress has become just another form of legalized bribery; and the left-wing San Francisco Chronicle has been covering that city’s Occupy movement like a right-wing paper. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 31, 2011 READ MORE

‘The Empire of Death’

In this special Web-exclusive Halloween edition of Truthdig Radio, Howie Stier interviews art historian Paul Koudounaris, whose macabre new book explores fetishistic tombs and morbid monuments around the world.

Posted on Oct 27, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN

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‘The Empire of Death’

In this special Web-exclusive Halloween edition of Truthdig Radio, Howie Stier interviews art historian Paul Koudounaris, whose macabre new book explores fetishistic tombs and morbid monuments around the world.

Posted on Oct 27, 2011 READ MORE

The Evil Fed

Posted on Sep 22, 2011 ENLARGE

Nerdy Apple Bottom

Blogging Mom Gives Haters a Cyber-Spanking

Here’s another salute to the mother and blogger known online as Nerdy Apple Bottom, who had absolutely zero tolerance for anything resembling homophobia directed at her 5-year-old son, whose big wish this Halloween was to dress in the guise of a cartoon girl.

Posted on Nov 4, 2010 READ MORE

Trick or Treat

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NPR Trick or Treat

Posted on Oct 29, 2010 ENLARGE

Between a Japanese Christmas and a French Halloween

Will Christmas in America end up like Christmas in Japan, or Halloween in France? That is to say, a merchandising opportunity that eventually flopped.

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Trick or Treat

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No Candy for You

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Giuliani in drag

Top 5 Political Costumes

In the spirit of Halloween and the idea of dressing up as something you’re not, we’ve decided to pay tribute to the five best political poses from the other 364 days of the year.

Posted on Oct 31, 2007 READ MORE

Bill Maher

Bill Maher on the Politics of Fear

The “Real Time” host makes the case for prioritizing our fear: “What’s really scary this Halloween is that the same group of idea-free losers who won the last presidential election could win the next one by making us afraid of the wrong things, which is why this Halloween, I’m going as something truly horrifying: a melting polar ice cap.”

Posted on Oct 28, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN

SCHIP or Treat

Posted on Oct 7, 2007 ENLARGE

Ellen Goodman: Bustiers and Niqabs

Whether they’re donning a slutty Halloween costume or a full-body Islamic veil, many modern women believe they are making their own choices of self-representation—but they’re actually caught in a cultural vise.

Posted on Oct 26, 2006 READ MORE

From N.Y. Times

Why do Good Girls Go Bad, For a Day?

Why is it that Halloween has become, as comedian Carlos Mencia jokes, “Dress-Like-a-Whore Day”? The N.Y. Times plumbs the sociological issues at the question’s root.

Posted on Oct 19, 2006 READ MORE

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