In I 820, Washington Irving immortalized the carved pumpkin in his story 'The
Legend of Sleepy Hollow', and although the piece would later become a
Halloween classic thanks to its combination of humour and fright, it made no
direct mention ...
Author: Lisa Morton
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Every year, children and adults alike take to the streets dressed as witches, demons, animals, celebrities, and more. They carve pumpkins and play pranks, and the braver ones watch scary movies and go on ghost tours. There are parades, fireworks displays, cornfield mazes, and haunted houses—and, most important, copious amounts of bite-sized candy. The popularity of Halloween has spread around the globe to places as diverse as Russia, China, and Japan, but its association with death and the supernatural and its inevitable commercialization has made it one of our most misunderstood holidays. How did it become what it is today? In Trick or Treat, Halloween aficionado Lisa Morton provides a thorough history of this spooky day. She begins by looking at how holidays like the Celtic Samhain, a Gaelic harvest festival, have blended with the British Guy Fawkes Day and the Catholic All Souls’ Day to produce the modern Halloween, and she explains how the holiday was reborn in America, where costumes and trick-or-treat rituals have become new customs. Morton takes into account the influence of related but independent holidays, especially the Mexican Day of the Dead, as well as the explosion in popularity of haunted attractions and the impact of such events as 9/11 and the economic recession on the celebration today. Trick or Treat also examines the effect Halloween has had on popular culture through the literary works of Washington Irving and Ray Bradbury, films like Halloween and The Nightmare Before Christmas, and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Simpsons. Considering the holiday in the context of its worldwide popularity for the first time, this book will be a treat for any Halloween lover.
Gabby said she'd be happy to take me out trick-or-treating, but the way she said it
, she didn't sound happy at all. She sounded more like she thought it was
something she had to do now that she was the boss. “Don't you have any school
Author: Kitty Felde
Publisher: Chesapeake Press
It's The West Wing meets Nancy Drew: a mystery set in the U.S. Capitol that also serves as an introduction to how the U.S. government works. Or doesn't. Legend has it that anyone who sees the Demon Cat of Capitol Hill will be cursed with bad luck. 10-year-old Fina Mendoza just saw it and the last thing her family needs right now is more bad luck. Fina and her older sister Gabby just moved to Washington, D.C. to live fulltime with Papa, a congressman from California. Fina loves spending time with Papa, even though he's always on the phone. But after Fina encounters a mysterious cat, disasters follow. Jars of spagetti sauce explode. Her beloved Abuelita breaks her leg. And Fina's only friend in Washington, a congressional dog named Senator Something, becomes the next target. The only way for Fina to save her family from future "cat"astrophe is to solve the mystery of the Demon Cat of Capitol Hill.
Dupont Circle: 17th St. between P St. NW and S St. NW; Tues. before Halloween;
free There's only one place to be the Tuesday before Halloween: 17th Street in
Dupont Circle, where more than 100 costumed drag queens race—in high heels,
Author: Samantha Sault
Publisher: Hachette UK
History, politics, and the world's best free museums: DC is a bustling powerhouse of a city. From strolling the National Mall to hobnobbing at happy hour, get to know the capital with Moon Washington DC. Navigate the Neighborhoods: Follow one of our guided neighborhood walks through Penn Quarter, Dupont Circle, U Street, Adams Morgan, and more Explore the City: Snap the perfect photo of the Washington Monument, tour the U.S. Capitol, and explore the incredible Smithsonian museums like the African American History Museum or the Newseum. Catch a whiff of the fragrant cherry blossoms in the spring, rent a boat and paddle along the Potomac, or shop the boutiques in Georgetown Get a Taste of the City: Chow down on a late-night half-smoke at Ben's Chili Bowl or grab brunch and a new book from Busboys and Poets. Enjoy Michelin-starred seafood at a waterfront restaurant, order up a Chesapeake crab cake, and enjoy the city's diversity of authentic fare from Ethiopia, Afghanistan, the Philippines, and more Bars and Nightlife: Watch a groundbreaking performance at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, catch a live band at the 9:30 Club, or dance to a DJ set at the Black Cat. Sip scotch where former presidents once did, try a five-course cocktail tasting menu, or kick back with a beer and fries at a quintessential DC dive bar Local Advice: Local journalist Samantha Sault shares her love of the nation's capital Strategic, Flexible Itineraries including the three-day best of DC, a weekend with kids, and more, plus day trips to Old Town Alexandria, Annapolis, Easton, and Shenandoah National Park Tips for Travelers including where to stay and how to navigate the Metro, plus advice for international visitors, LGBTQ travelers, seniors, travelers with disabilities, and families with children Maps and Tools like background information on the history and culture of DC, full-color photos, color-coded neighborhood maps, and an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the go With Moon Washington DC's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the city your way. Expanding your trip? Check out Moon Maryland, Moon Virginia, or Moon Chesapeake Bay. Visiting more of America's best cities? Try Moon Boston or Moon Chicago.
An unexpected visitor arrives in town!
Author: Eric James
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
An unexpected visitor arrives in town! But who is he? What is he? Where did he come from? Readers will learn the answers to all these questions as they watch the mysterious visitor travel through places they know and love in Washington! Come along and celebrate an unforgettable Halloween night!
Ansen, D. (1978), 'Trick or treat', Newsweek, 4 December, 116. Ansen, D. and
Kasindorf, M. (1979), ... Arnold, G. (1978), '“Halloween”: a trickle of treats',
Washington Post, 24 November, B5. Arnold, G. (1979a), '“The Warriors” — surly
kids pack ...
Author: Richard Nowell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Scholars have consistently applied psychoanalytic models to representations of gender in early teen slasher films such as Black Christmas (1974), Halloween (1978) and Friday the 13th (1980) in order to claim that these were formulaic, excessively violent exploitation films, fashioned to satisfy the misogynist fantasies of teenage boys and grind house patrons. However, by examining the commercial logic, strategies and objectives of the American and Canadian independents that produced the films and the companies that distributed them in the US, Blood Money demonstrates that filmmakers and marketers actually went to extraordinary lengths to make early teen slashers attractive to female youth, to minimize displays of violence, gore and suffering and to invite comparisons to a wide range of post-classical Hollywood's biggest hits; including Love Story (1970), The Exorcist (1973), Saturday Night Fever (1977), Grease and Animal House (both 1978). Blood Money is a remarkable piece of scholarship that highlights the many forces that helped establish the teen slasher as a key component of the North American film industry's repertoire of youth-market product.
An unexpected visitor arrives in town!
Author: Eric James
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
An unexpected visitor arrives in town! But who is he? What is he? Where did he come from? Readers will learn the answers to all these questions as they watch the mysterious visitor travel through places they know and love in Washington, D.C.! Come along and celebrate an unforgettable Halloween night!
Make Your Kids ' Halloween What It Should Be — A Night of Sheer Terror Ken
Ringle Ken Ringle writes for The Washington Post . This article , about a
childhood Halloween party , illustrates both the internal and external processes
of terror .
Author: Sharon Scull
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This text introduces students to the various rhetorical modes and methods of expository writing needed in college and in the business world. -- Helps students analyze material, synthesize their findings, and propose new ideas. -- Explores strategies for prewriting, creating thesis statements, developing supporting information, and formulating conclusions. -- Features a wide range of readings (essays, articles, short stories, and poetry) by professional authors on high-interest topics for critical analysis, comparison, discussion, and writing.
Or will the five little monkeys get tricked by their own monkey business? Vibrant, silly, and perfect for reading aloud, this non-scary Halloween story will delight fans of this best-selling series.
Author: Eileen Christelow
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Five excited little monkeys dress up for Halloween. They are going trick-or-treating with their favorite babysitter, Lulu. “Ghost, princess, goblin, banana, and alien,” Mama reminds her. “Don’t lose the rascals!” But soon those mischievous monkeys meet other costumed friends and decide to try “the best Halloween trick ever!” Will Lulu be fooled? Or will those five little rascals get tricked by their own monkey business? Vibrant, silly, and perfect for reading aloud, this non-scary Halloween story is sure to delight fans of this best-selling series. Includes recipes for “eyeballs” and “worm juice” so kids and their grownups can make their own holiday “trick” treats at home.
For instance , as I review my own life , I see the following : as a young child , I was
escorted on my trick - or - treating ... When I moved to Washington , D . C . to
begin my career , I began to notice the growth in urban Halloween parades .
Author: Jack Nachbar
Publisher: Popular Press
Popular Culture: An Introductory Text provides the means for a new examination of the different faces of the American character in both its historical and contemporary identities. The text is highlighted by a series of extensive introductions to various categories of popular culture and by essays that demonstrate how the methods discussed in the introductions can be applied. This volume is an exciting beginning for the study of the materials of everyday life that define our culture and confirm our individual senses of identity.