halloween http://nhpr.org en A Grimm Cinderella Story (Warning: It's A Lot BLOODIER Than The Disney Version) http://nhpr.org/post/grimm-cinderella-story-warning-its-lot-bloodier-disney-version <p></p><p>Author <strong>Adam Gidwitz </strong>shares the delightfully horrible story of&nbsp;“Ashputtle,” or as you might know her, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinderella" target="_blank">Cinderella</a>. It’s one of the tales from his new book,<a href="http://www.adamgidwitz.com/reviews/grimm-conclusion"> </a><em><a href="http://www.adamgidwitz.com/reviews/grimm-conclusion">The Grimm Conclusion</a>, </em>his third volume of dark, vividly re-told stories that were originally collected by the Brothers Grimm.</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:23:10 +0000 Taylor Quimby 37803 at http://nhpr.org A Grimm Cinderella Story (Warning: It's A Lot BLOODIER Than The Disney Version) The Grimm Conclusion: These Fairy Tales Are Not For The Faint Of Heart http://nhpr.org/post/grimm-conclusion-these-fairy-tales-are-not-faint-heart <p>Halloween is a perfect time for ghost stories and fairy-tales. Yes...fairy tales. But not the sanitized stuff of Disney Princesses,&nbsp; but the grisly, violent, cautionary tales from which they were derived.&nbsp;</p><p>Of course, scary stories are told best by Word of Mouth, so we invited author <strong>Adam Gidwitz </strong>to share the rather horrible story of&nbsp;“Ashputtle,” or as you might know her, Cinderella. It’s one of the tales from his new book,<a href="http://www.adamgidwitz.com/reviews/grimm-conclusion"> </a><em><a href="http://www.adamgidwitz.com/reviews/grimm-conclusion">The Grimm Conclusion</a>,&nbsp;</em>the third volume of delightfully dark, vividly re-told stories originally written by the Brothers Grimm. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:58:15 +0000 Virginia Prescott 37725 at http://nhpr.org The Grimm Conclusion: These Fairy Tales Are Not For The Faint Of Heart The Real Salem Witches http://nhpr.org/post/real-salem-witches <p>Visitors to Salem, Massachusetts, have a <a href="http://www.hauntedhappenings.org/">surfeit of choices</a> in Halloween season. They can take a “Tales and Tombstones Trolley Tour,” attend the Zombie Prom, Voodoo Ball, or a performance of “Dracula’s Guest.”</p><p>The <em>real </em>terror that coursed through the Massachusetts Bay colony from 1692 to ’93 was not the stuff of a night out with the family. More than two hundred people were accused of witchcraft by their neighbors. Nineteen were hanged. Another was pressed to death. Five women died in prison. &nbsp;Historian <strong>Marilynne<strong> </strong>Roach </strong>examines the lives of individuals swept up in the trials through surviving documents, invoices, and objects. Her new book is called S<em>ix Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials.</em> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:35:59 +0000 Virginia Prescott 37722 at http://nhpr.org The Real Salem Witches How To Turn Your Jack-O-Lantern Into Tasty Pumpkin Goodness http://nhpr.org/post/how-turn-your-jack-o-lantern-tasty-pumpkin-goodness <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With pumpkin season in full swing, many Granite </span>Staters<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are enjoying baked goods, snacks, and beverages flavored with this signature fall fruit. &nbsp;And then, of course, there's the annual rite of pumpkin carving. Weekend Edition host Amanda </span>Loder<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talked with </span><a href="http://theheartofnewengland.com/#" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"><em>The</em>&nbsp;<em>Heart of New England </em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">e-magazine's Marcia&nbsp;</span>Passos<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Duffy about how to wring pumpkin flavor out of post-Halloween jack-o-lantern remains.</span></p><p> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 37286 at http://nhpr.org How To Turn Your Jack-O-Lantern Into Tasty Pumpkin Goodness The Word of Mouth Halloween Spooktacular!!! http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-halloween-spooktacular <p>Happy Halloween!&nbsp;&nbsp;Today, a&nbsp;brief&nbsp;escape from the coverage and aftermath of Superstorm Sandy…&nbsp; with trick or treating delayed or canceled in storm-ravaged communities along the east coast, we at <em>Word of Mouth</em> are committed to celebrating the holiday in honor of those who cannot… as&nbsp;advice columnist "Prudie" puts it, if we <em>didn’t</em> celebrate Halloween, wouldn’t that be letting the storm win?</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:58:01 +0000 Virginia Prescott 15888 at http://nhpr.org The Word of Mouth Halloween Spooktacular!!! Gross America: Your Coast to Coast Guide To All Things Gross http://nhpr.org/post/gross-america-your-coast-coast-guide-all-things-gross <p>Most everybody knows our country’s diverse landmarks and attractions – the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, Disneyland – <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/10greatplaces/2012/10/25/10-great-places-to-get-grossed-out/1659495/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UsatodayTravel-Destinations+(Travel+-+Destinations+-+Top+Stories">but not everybody knows about the Spam Museum in Austin Texas... or Leila’s Hair Museum in Missouri</a>.&nbsp; <strong>Richard Faulk</strong> is a freelance writer and editor. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:54:58 +0000 Virginia Prescott 15885 at http://nhpr.org Gross America: Your Coast to Coast Guide To All Things Gross Dear Prudence On Halloween Etiquette http://nhpr.org/post/dear-prudence-halloween-etiquette <p>Last month while reading Dear Prudence, <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/life/dear_prudence/2012/09/dear_prudence_my_neighbors_say_our_halloween_decorations_are_too_scary_for_their_daughter_.html">we stumbled upon a question that had to do with Halloween etiquette</a>. It was a spat between neighbors, one side upset over the other’s Halloween decorations – which they claimed were too scary for their daughter. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 14:22:46 +0000 Virginia Prescott 15795 at http://nhpr.org Dear Prudence On Halloween Etiquette The Great New England Vampire Panic http://nhpr.org/post/great-new-england-vampire-panic <div><p>New England's gruesome brush with supernatural hysteria did not end with the Salem witch trials in the 17<sup>th</sup> century.&nbsp; Almost two centuries later came the great New England vampire panic.&nbsp; Wait… what?&nbsp;<strong>&nbsp;Abigail Tucker</strong> is a staff writer for Smithosonian magazine – <a href="http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Great-New-England-Vampire-Panic-169791986.html">she wrote about historians who are documenting cases</a> when rural residents set aside their Yankee piety and feverishly exhumed graves and mutilated the corpses of suspe Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:18:17 +0000 Virginia Prescott 14494 at http://nhpr.org The Great New England Vampire Panic Word of Mouth for November 5th, 2011: Part 4 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-november-5th-2011-part-4 <p>Why we're afraid of monsters. And what to do when the zombie apocalypse happens (because it SO will).</p> Sat, 05 Nov 2011 12:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Rebecca Lavoie 245 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth for November 5th, 2011: Part 4 N.H. Neighborhood Known For Halloween Excess http://nhpr.org/post/nh-neighborhood-known-halloween-excess Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, host: Americans are expected to spend nearly $7 billion on Halloween. If you're wondering exactly how, let's go to one street in Concord, New Hampshire, where families take the ghoulish holiday very seriously. New Hampshire Public Radio's Dan Gorenstein reports. <p>DAN GORENSTEIN: On any day, Auburn Street's impressive: well-to-do, historic homes, long lawns, towering trees up on a hill above the city. But on Halloween, Auburn Street becomes a city of gold, a place, a place where a kid can pack a pillowcase full of candy and be dazzled by the outrageous. Mon, 31 Oct 2011 08:00:00 +0000 271 at http://nhpr.org