Arts & Culture

The Salt
2:08 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Candy Sales Are Flat; The Industry Blames The Weather

Halloween candy is offered for sale at a Walgreens store on September 19, 2013 in Wheeling, Illinois.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Halloween candy sales have been flat over the last few years. And candy makers point to several reasons, including one I hadn't thought of: bad weather.

"The past two years have been plagued with major weather disruptions in key celebration regions," Jenn Ellek of the National Confectioners Association tells us in an email.

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The Picture Show
1:59 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

On The Devil's Promenade, Searching For The Spook Light

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Lara Shipley and Antone Dolezal

Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 5:16 pm

In a certain region of the Missouri Ozarks called Devil's Promenade, there are tales of a "spook light." According to local accounts, it's a mysterious orb-like light that appears in the woods — but only on chance nights. And, as many local legends are, this one is shrouded in mystery: Is the spook light real? What is it? Is it evil? Is it good?

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Arts & Culture
1:31 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Behind the Spooky Scenes at Wauwatosa's Most Haunted House

Kyle Chen and his family go all out when it comes to decorating their Washington Highlands' home for Halloween.
Michelle Maternowski/WUWM

Every Halloween, one home in the Washington Highlands neighborhood of Wauwatosa stands out as a truly "haunted house.”

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The Two-Way
1:14 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Hitler's Gestapo Chief Lies In Jewish Cemetery, Scholar Says

Dating to the 17th century, this Jewish cemetery may be the final resting place of Heinrich Mueller, the head of Adolf Hitler's Gestapo. A German historian says he has traced Mueller to the cemetery.
John MacDougall AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 2:12 pm

The fate of Nazi war criminal Heinrich Mueller, who led Adolf Hitler's Gestapo, has long been a mystery. Now a historian says he has traced Mueller to a Jewish cemetery in Berlin. If confirmed, the discovery would end 68 years of uncertainty about the man who ran the secret police.

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Arts & Culture
1:13 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Frankenstein's Monster, Ygor Go on a Buddy Road Trip in New Novella

Lifelong horror movie buffs Paul McComas and Greg Starrett do their best Ygor and the monster.
Credit Paul McComas

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews authors Paul McComas and Greg Starrett.

Rather than idolizing superheroes, for writers Paul McComas and Greg Starrett, it was the characters that populated Universal Picture's creature features of the 1930s and '40s that caught their imaginations.

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