Nov 022012

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

Allan and Danae have a major disagreement about what is going to happen next Tuesday when Americans decide on who is going to be their President for the next four years.

Allan thinks Mitt Romney is going to win this election. He thinks the game changer was the first Presidential debate and that Romney has been building momentum since then. Allan also feels there is a major Watergate-scale scandal that is going to unravel regarding the Barack Obama’s mis-handling of events in Benghazi, Libya that left four Americans, including an Ambassador, dead. Continue reading »

Oct 312012

Lanay Woolridge, 5, poses like a vampire in her new costume from the Freret Neighborhood Center, while children line up behind her for their new costumes. (Sabree Hill,

An estimated 500 children received new costumes just in time for Halloween on Tuesday afternoon at the Freret Neighborhood Center’s Sixth Annual Great Halloween Party and Costume Give-away. Continue reading »

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Oct 312012

A male alien’s true form is revealed in a scene from “They Live.”

Jean-Paul Villere

Happy Halloween!  This season I’ve been pondering the fleshier parts of horror and sci-fi tales, and while it’s a topic albeit maybe not largely important to the masses, the citizens of New Orleans may take special note if only for the laissez-faire spirit certain holidays are known to embody.  Public displays of “whatever is clever” occur more frequently given the time of year, and let’s face it, October 31st in the Crescent City has been known to produce some memorable evenings.  Certainly many a vampire will be out this eve, a moss man or two perchance, likely some political free-for-all in play, and *okay okay* surely a bevy of slutty nurses (and likely other leggy first responders too).  Invariably there will be cleavage, skin, and other epidermic revelations, but my main concern this column deals primarily with zombies and aliens and the applicable integration of the nude or semi-nude therein.  

In all seriousness, ask yourself, have you ever seen a naked zombie?  Likely not, at least not in the mainstream, maybe not even in the B-stream either. Continue reading »

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Oct 312012

NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas smiles as a child selects a piece of candy in this undated photo from the New Orleans Police Department.

All NOPD district stations — including the Second District at 4317 Magazine Street and the Sixth District at 1930 Martin Luther King Boulevard — will be handing out Halloween candy to children who stop by tonight, thanks to a donation from Walgreens, authorities said. Continue reading »

Oct 312012

The Faubourg Delassize neighborhood group in Central City is holding its fourth annual Great Pumpkin Parade and Halloween Party with games, food and trick-or-treating at 5:30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 31) in the parking lot of Christ Church Cathedral at 2912 Carondelet. Continue reading »

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Oct 302012

The Berger home at the corner of St. Charles Avenue and State is a famous Uptown landmark at Halloween, shown in this photo from 2011. ( file photo by Sabree Hill)

Louellen Berger’s growing collection of skeletons for her increasingly popular Halloween display at St. Charles Avenue and State Street now numbers more than 50, with new additions this year, according to Sally Asher of Tulane’s New Wave university news service. The family expects an astounding 1,200 trick-or-treaters this year.

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Oct 302012

Thomas Warren of Hillary Street waits for trick-or-treaters in 2010. ( file photo by Sabree Hill)

Three blocks of Hillary and Cherokee streets will become a spooky block party from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for the sixth annual “Halloween on ‘Ch’-illary” event. Continue reading »

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Oct 302012

The Faubourg Livaudais neighborhood in Central City has created a map of homes that will be passing out candy for Halloween, starting at 5 p.m., and is also announcing a Halloween party on Fourth Street. Continue reading »

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