Trick or treat

Kimberly Ho (right), a freshman majoring in biological sciences, helps members of the local community do arts and crafts as part of USC Safe Halloween at the Hoover Recreation Center. The event on Monday was sponsored by the Topping Scholars. Read more about USC organizations that hosted Halloween events for local kids here.  

Black licorice — trick, not treat

Though many parents might advise their children to not eat too much candy, the Food and Drug Administration this year warns candy-loving grown-ups to lay off black licorice. In a statement the FDA preaches moderation of the treat in adults over the age of 40 because eating more than two ounces of black licorice per day […]

Los Angeles provides variety of spooky art

A Halloween weekend in Los Angeles is a little like trick-or-treating: Sometimes you get great candy, sometimes you get a rock. Your options this Halloween weekend might not seem like anything beyond a Halloween party or rave, but if you look hard enough, you can find plenty of fun, alternative and artsy ways to enjoy the […]

Haute Highlights

Tim Burton at LACMA Nothing says Halloween like the dark psyche of Tim Burton. If you have yet to see his ongoing exhibition at LACMA, here’s your last chance — the show closes this Monday, serving as the perfect kicker for Halloween. The show provides an introspective look into Burton’s various roles, be them director […]

Cryptic games present Halloween alternatives

Watching scary movies, partying at raves or blasting blood-curdling sound effects at haunted houses aren’t the only ways to spend Halloween. For those who don’t have the time or interest to go meandering through haunted houses or dancing at crowded clubs, there are a few scary video games that can get your heart pounding in […]

Paranormal Activity 3 scares off box office competition

Production cost for Paranormal Activity 3 might have run just $5 million, but its debut this weekend exceeded expectations and opened to a staggering $54 million. This third installment of candid-and-creepy-camera features serves as the prequel to the first two Paranormal Activity movies about a demonic force that haunts a pair of sisters. It is […]