Halloween in Japan 2014

Oct 31, 2014

Halloween in Japan 2014

Halloween in Japan is a relatively new holiday, especially when it comes to adults. Real trick or treating for kids will probably never catch on, but the act of dressing up — be it cute or creepy — has caught on in a big ...

One dead, 22 injured when hayride crashes on Maine hill

Oct 13, 2014

One dead, 22 injured when hayride crashes on Maine hill

A Halloween-themed hayride loaded with riders crashed down a hill in the Maine woods and slammed into a tree, killing a teenage girl and leaving more than 20 other people hurt, police said Sunday. A 17-year-old girl died of injuries sustained when the SUV ...

U.S. Halloween attractions up the scare factor

Oct 11, 2014

U.S. Halloween attractions up the scare factor

Halloween seems to be getting scarier, with attractions going ever-more interactive and in-your-face. At Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park, California, guests are outfitted with neon-green laser guns and ordered to shoot actors portraying zombies by aiming at their heads. At the Dent Schoolhouse ...

Don't be afraid to take the kids out

| Oct 10, 2014

Don't be afraid to take the kids out

by Jason Jenkins

Autumn in Japan. The days grow shorter, the air grows cooler and two of my favorite events occur: The changing of the leaves and Halloween celebrations —the best American cultural export ever, as far as I’m concerned. Sure, the Japanese have incorporated a number ...

Blackface controversy returns for Halloween

| Oct 30, 2013

Blackface controversy returns for Halloween

Is donning blackface to dress up as a favorite TV character ever OK for Halloween? How about a bloody hoodie and blackface for a costume riff on the slain teen Trayvon Martin, or full-on minstrel at a splashy Africa-themed party for the fashion elite ...

A frightful day out in Kawasaki

Oct 24, 2013

A frightful day out in Kawasaki

by Jordan Sievers

Though not a traditionally Japanese event, you can still celebrate the West’s spookiest time of the year at the 17th annual Kawasaki Halloween Parade. More than 3,000 revelers are expected to show up, dressed in their finest ghoulish attire, to march around the east ...