By Brandon Mercer and SFGATE Staff Updated 1:30 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 What are the (modern) rules for Trick or Treating? We answer the probing questions about how to "Halloween" in 2018. Swipe or click through the gallery to see. ==> What are the (modern) rules for Trick or Treating? We answer the probing questions about how to "Halloween" in 2018. Swipe or click through the gallery to see. ==> Photo: Susan.k./Getty Images, Getty How early is too early?We get it. You have toddlers, with the most adorable pumpkin, or candy corn onesies, and you want to take them around while it's light out, and before their 7 p.m. bedtime. Sweet. I'm not ready for you at 4 p.m. Frankly, at that time it's just high school latchkey kids at home anyway, and they have no idea where their parents hid the candy. less How early is too early? We get it. You have toddlers, with the most adorable … [Read more...] about Trick or treating etiquette this Halloween is more complex than ever. Here are the new rules.
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Halloween is merely two weeks away. This being Philadelphia, one would hope – nay, expect – a lot of folks, both young and old, to dress up like Gritty at their upcoming costume parties. This is the natural course of trend-setting events. With Gritty’s late arrival on the world stage, however, pre-made options aren't readily available for the masses who want to celebrate – and behave like – the Flyers new mascot. We got your back, folks. Sure, Northeast Philly seamstress named Pattirriccia Ryan received quite a bit of attention for creating a costume for her young son, but we’re going to expand beyond just celebrating her accomplishment. We at PhillyVoice decided the time was right to compile and share a Do-It-Yourself Guide to create a Gritty costume of your very own. We reached out to costume designers, yarn experts, furries and even former mascots to get all you’ll need to know to make your Halloween grit-astic. With no further ado, … [Read more...] about How to make your own ‘Gritty’ Halloween costume on a tight (or big) budget
Jeff Seidel Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Oct 10, 2018 KENORA, Ontario – Joe Murphy hunches over, unable to speak, unable to respond. His eyes float to the back of his head. His forehead creases with wrinkles. Frozen in place. Still strong and athletic, the muscles in his arms tense. His hands contort, his fingers curl and lock in place, becoming rigid as a brick. Down the right side of his neck, there is an old scar, near the jugular, where he says he was knifed. Murphy, who was the No. 1 overall pick by the Detroit Red Wings in 1986, starts mumbling under his breath and rocks back and forth. His head is nearly bald, his face weathered, like an old piece of wood that was forgotten and left outside. He springs up, pulls out a bungee cord and whips it over his head, the metal hook whizzing through the air, … [Read more...] about Finding Joe Murphy: How Red Wings’ No. 1 pick became homeless
There are three of us, cramped inside a dusty Toyota that’s packed to the gills along with a triad of busted bicycles hanging precariously off the back. We are flanked on every side by travellers who, like us, have driven several hours to form what has turned out to be a particularly sluggish caravan into Black Rock City, Nevada. Miles from the city’s entrance, I realise I am in no way adequately prepared. It was only two weeks earlier when I decided to buy a ticket to Burning Man at the persuasion of my best friend, Jes. “You don’t have to bring anything, dude,” she told me over the phone. “Just get your ticket. I’ll bring all the stuff.” At the time, the plan made sense. I would fly from New York to San Francisco to meet Jes and her girlfriend, Ryan. They would retrieve me from the airport and we would embark on the six-hour drive to Burning Man together. Because nothing is available for purchase at the event itself, Jes has packed … [Read more...] about The orgies are lame. The sun is unforgiving. There’s 70,000 people partying on ‘the playa’: What it’s like going to Burning Man for the first time
The world is addicted to cheap, crappy clothes. Thanks to low-wage manufacturing in poor countries and the rise of fast fashion, clothes have morphed from being valuable possessions to disposable items that we chuck out at the end of the season. And, as I recently described in a recent essay, this never-ending cycle of consumption is killing people and the planet. Related: Stop buying crap, and companies will stop making crap Brands across the fashion industry learned how to make and sell products at rock bottom prices. The cost of apparel has been spiraling downward for decades now. Fast fashion labels like H&M and Zara set new lows for the industry with their model of selling inexpensive, on-trend items that consumers would only wear a few times before tossing out. And retailers like Walmart and Target have had to play into this model to keep up with customers’ expectations. But when you consider the terrible environmental and human impact of manufacturing … [Read more...] about A complete guide to buying ethical clothes on a budget