Tag Archives: Halloween

Beyond Halloween Thrills

Heralding Halloween, plastic ghosts and ghouls materialized on some front porches back in September.  This horde will rapidly increase–adding movie monsters, comic book creatures, and graveyard trappings—as October 31 approaches.  Yet the truly terrifying may not be what we see … Continue reading

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Lively Looks at the Day of the Dead

 A spirited crowd welcomed author/illustrator Raina Telgemeier to the Twin Cities the other week.  Tweens in family and class groups filled a large university auditorium, excited to meet the popular, award-winning cartoonist, on national tour to promote her brand-new graphic … Continue reading

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Refugees: Haunting Thoughts at Halloween

Nowadays, Halloween is a time for kids to play at being scared or scary.  Wearing fierce masks or dressing up as superheroes, children reassure themselves that monsters do not exist and that they themselves can be powerful. There is really … Continue reading

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Tricks and Treats? Some Serious Holiday Fun

Today’s trick-or-treaters may not know the serious origins of this fun-filled tradition.  Their masks and costumes began as disguises for All Hallows’ Eve (now Halloween), the time when ghosts, demons, and other supernatural creatures supposedly could slip easily from their … Continue reading

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