Halloween http://www.kunc.org en Photos: Halloween On Wall Street, 2012 http://www.kunc.org/post/photos-halloween-wall-street-2012 Last night I decided to cross the Brooklyn Bridge and walk around the financial district, which still doesn't have power.<p>As I got closer, I saw downtown Manhattan almost entirely lit by headlights of passing cars.<p>The streets were empty. The Municipal Building had a gothic, Dark Knight vibe.<p>The New York Stock Exchange, which has been running on generator power, had some Halloween-themed lighting. But it felt more spooky than festive. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2012 National Public Radio. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:53:00 +0000 Lam Thuy Vo 35869 at http://www.kunc.org Photos: Halloween On Wall Street, 2012 A 'Witch Queen' Who Casts Her Spells Year-Round http://www.kunc.org/post/witch-queen-who-casts-her-spells-year-round <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHcjf-ye_YM</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 21:11:00 +0000 35835 at http://www.kunc.org A 'Witch Queen' Who Casts Her Spells Year-Round New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie 'Postpones' Halloween http://www.kunc.org/post/new-jersey-gov-chris-christie-postpones-halloween Yes, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/10/31/164030712/dear-little-girl-sorry-we-made-you-cry-about-bronco-bamma-and-mitt-romney">we already made one child cry</a>. In that spirit, here's more bad news for the shorter demographic: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed an executive order postponing Halloween until Nov. 5.<p>Coming from any other governor, the decision would have immediately been met with sensible nods. But Christie has made his name by being tough and blunt.<p>The reaction on Twitter? Wed, 31 Oct 2012 16:18:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 35816 at http://www.kunc.org New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie 'Postpones' Halloween Behind A Halloween Mask, Even 'Good' Kids Can Turn Into Candy Thieves http://www.kunc.org/post/behind-halloween-mask-even-good-kids-can-turn-candy-thieves Vampires and monsters will be out in force tonight, but some of the darkest creatures out there might be your little angels inside those Halloween costumes.<p>It's been more than a quarter-century since psychologists discovered that the cloak of anonymity of Halloween costumes gives children license to steal — not just candy, but real money. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 16:05:00 +0000 Shankar Vedantam 35815 at http://www.kunc.org Behind A Halloween Mask, Even 'Good' Kids Can Turn Into Candy Thieves The Truth About Nepal's Blood-Drinking Festivals http://www.kunc.org/post/truth-about-nepals-blood-drinking-festivals "Blood-drinking festival." Reading those words, it's hard not to get either creeped out or curious — especially around Halloween.<p>I opted for curiosity. Which is how I discovered photojournalist <a href="http://www.asenbrennerova.com" target="_blank">Jana Asenbrennerova</a>'s stunning photo essay on an obscure custom that takes place each year in the remote, mist-wrapped highlands of Nepal. These festivals are actually a reflection of the complex relationship that Nepal's Buddhists have with eating meat.<p>First, to be clear, we're talking yak blood here. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:19:00 +0000 35806 at http://www.kunc.org The Truth About Nepal's Blood-Drinking Festivals