Halloween http://wfpl.org en Halloween Frights Are 'Rewarding,' Bellarmine Psychology Professor Explains http://wfpl.org/post/halloween-frights-are-rewarding-bellarmine-psychology-professor-explains <p>It’s Halloween and for many that means candy and costumes—it could also mean watching scary movies or taking your chances with a<a href="/post/inside-louisvilles-haunted-house-culture"> haunted house.</a></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Lucida Grande'; font-size: 11px; letter-spacing: 0px; line-height: normal; ">It’s the latter options that have us interested.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 7386 at http://wfpl.org Halloween Frights Are 'Rewarding,' Bellarmine Psychology Professor Explains Windy, Rainy Night in Louisville for Trick-or-Treaters http://wfpl.org/post/windy-rainy-night-louisville-trick-or-treaters <p><strong>Update 11:45 p.m. Thursday: </strong>The severe thunderstorm warning for Jefferson County and the surround area has expired, but a wind advisory and a tornado watch remain in effect <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=KYZ030&amp;warncounty=KYC111&amp;firewxzone=KYZ030&amp;local_place1=&amp;product1=Wind+Advisory#.UnMld7Rxs20">until 2 a.m.</a></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 20:12:11 +0000 Joseph Lord 7378 at http://wfpl.org Windy, Rainy Night in Louisville for Trick-or-Treaters Strange Fruit: Racist Halloween Costumes & Butch Queens Up in Pumps http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-racist-halloween-costumes-butch-queens-pumps <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/117168778&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 16:13:48 +0000 Laura Ellis 7338 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Racist Halloween Costumes & Butch Queens Up in Pumps Inside Louisville's Haunted House Culture http://wfpl.org/post/inside-louisvilles-haunted-house-culture <p>The first one out the door is young and fast.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Then, one by one his friends follow, bolting through large plastic strips that hang from the top of a commercial garage door. Sounds of a chainsaw and screams overpower the quick slap of sneakers on pavement.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Dude, I ran a 4.3. I’m NFL now. I should be catching passes for Teddy Bridgewater," says the first one out.</span></p><p>"What about the rest of the group? They’re all dead back there," I ask.</p><p>"Well, that’s their problem, not mine," he says.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 18:41:12 +0000 Devin Katayama 7320 at http://wfpl.org Inside Louisville's Haunted House Culture Iroquois Park Event Lines Trail With 5,000 Jack O'Lanterns http://wfpl.org/post/iroquois-park-event-lines-trail-5000-jack-olanterns <p>There will be a glimmer in the woods of &nbsp;Iroquois Park f<span style="line-height: 1.5;">or three weeks in October&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">from a large-scale display of artistically carved pumpkins.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than 15,000 pumpkins&mdash;some weighing s much as 1,500 pounds&mdash;will be carved and rotated throughout Louisville&#39;s first Jack O&rsquo; Lantern Spectacular. Nearly 5,000 pumpkins will be on display at any given time, said Erika Nelson, special events coordinator for the city.</span></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 7121 at http://wfpl.org Iroquois Park Event Lines Trail With 5,000 Jack O'Lanterns