Sports columns generally generate more heat than light, which is fine: We'll settle for either right now in the Northeast, after a snowstorm left us without heat, light, phone, gas, news, water and peace of mind for five days and counting. I'm not thinking clearly as I sit down to write -- longhand, with a crow's feather, in sheep's blood, on the tanned hide of a dead squirrel. But for some reason the whiteout that led to the blackout has me thinking of the NBA lockout.
Trick-or-treaters might want to hold on to those Reese's Cups this Halloween as sharp increases in peanut butter prices have begun going into effect following one of the worst peanut harvests in decades.
This week on "Dancing with the Stars," Rob Kardashian" and I are dancing the tango to something that I think everyone knows.
Nothing gets people in the Halloween spirit like group costumes. Teamwork was the finishing touch of many iReporters' outfits -- whether it was a team of green Army men or crayons.
You know there's something significant going on when Google creates one of its whimsical "doodles" on its home page, and Halloween is no exception.
Ninette Sosa give us some tips on how to stay safe this Halloween.
The United States might be in a tricky economic situation, but it won't stop Americans from buying vampire fangs or princess tiaras.
Tousled hair, a vial of tiger blood and a hefty dose of attitude is all it takes to score a winning costume this Halloween.
CNN talks to students from Ohio University about their campaign to raise awareness about offensive Halloween costumes.
With Halloween on a Monday, there's still the entire weekend to get into the holiday spirit. Decorating the home is a great way to celebrate, especially if you have children or want to postpone the feeding frenzy until next week.
I have no idea why my 3-year-old wants to be a cowboy for Halloween this year, because she won't tell me. That's OK. I don't need to know her reasoning to make it happen.
Thinking about donning a kimono to dress like a geisha for Halloween, or a Mexican mariachi suit?
Zombies, ghosts, even the devil himself are jumping off the page in this week's hot reads for Halloween. So if you're in the mood for something wicked, we've got you covered with some brand-new bone-chilling best-sellers.
Out of all the frightening things on television, especially as we near Halloween, I'll admit it's the teen dramas that make me want to leave a light on.
You could practically see her heart pounding out of her chest, with every step she took. Nichelle Bielinski was allowed past the barricade to take her first look at what she already believed.
Dedicated social gamers devote many hours to tending their online farms and digital pets -- and lots of money, too. This year they'll spend an estimated $650 million in real cash on virtual goods.
"The full range of worldly temptations and vices are available -- alcohol, drugs, sex -- but strictly behind closed doors."
As Halloween brings trick-or-eating time back again, frightening foodies and gobbling ghouls will appreciate the spooky spoils of the season.
As our nation salutes the men and women who risked their lives for our country, CNN iReporters share the innovative ways they made a positive impact on veterans' lives.
"I can not watch either of the Paranormal films alone," Katie Featherston tells PEOPLE.
Discovery Channel's paranormal investigators Brad and Barry Klinge explain why ghosts are a year-round phenomenon
President Barack Obama welcomed area students and children of military families Sunday to celebrate Halloween at the White House.
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet trick-or-treaters at the White House.
Snooki will channel her favorite snack, while Pauly D catches a case of Bieber fever
But will anyone be brave enough to attempt the infamous meat dress?
Brad Keselowski does a biweekly diary for SI.com. Heading into the race at Talladega, the driver of the No. 12 Dodge hopes to keep building momentum after scoring his first Sprint Cup top-10 for owner Roger Penske. Find out how Martinsville became the key to their success, his reaction to the possible demise of Richard Petty Motorsports, and learn a classic Halloween "dos and don'ts" moment for the Keselowski family in the latest edition of Kickin' It With Kes.
You know the house. The one with sinister animatronics, the fake smoke and a perfectly timed soundtrack of spooky noises. The one that makes small children think twice about ringing the doorbell.
With a little advance planning, trick-or-treaters can score king-sized Kit Kats -- and avoid boxes of raisins -- in their candy buckets.
The TV host gets in touch with her inner Jersey gal in a full-body hair suit
The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Dollar Tree Stores are recalling 682,000 battery-operated Halloween lanterns that can overheat, the agency announced Thursday.
Editor's note: There are six days to go before voters cast ballots in the hotly contested midterm elections. In this special feature, CNN's political contributors share their quick thoughts on what's making news.
Halloween is supposed to be fun, but it is also the one night every year that many parents allow their kids to wander the streets of town alone for an entire evening.
Sometimes two viral ideas, or words, can be combined to make an even bigger impact in our culture.
This time of year, theme parks across the nation are transformed into Halloween hot spots.
Rolling Stone movie critic Peter Travers says the sequel to sleeper hit "Paranormal Activity" is as good as the original.
Every October, haunted houses sprout up in neighborhoods across the country. If you're stuck trying to come up with a more exhilarating Halloween experience than having costumed teenagers chase you around with a chainsaw, you've come to the right place. Why go to a "haunted house" with fake ghosts when you can visit the real thing?
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la ... "The Smurfs" film is coming soon to a theater near you. According to the New York Post, Hank Azaria, who will play Gargamel, has been spotted rocking a "chrome dome" in public, which can only mean one thing. We're getting closer to the slated 2011 release of the film. If you were a child in the '80s and your family owned a television, then you were probably glued to the screen every Saturday morning watching your favorite little, blue people foil Gargamel's evil schemes, live peacefully as communists, and spread their Smurfiness around the village. Here's why we're totally Smurfing out over this new movie.
"Despite what she said on set, she still thinks about it," he jokes of their on-screen romance
The supermodel and Halloween-lover says she and Seal are "nice and spicy" without them
I'm on the hunt for a new best friend. Not that I'm replacing my old ones, mind you. BFFs aren't like cell phones, traded in for an upgrade every two years.
After a Halloween proposal, the Season-7 contestant and Mandy Mayhall tie the knot Saturday
Her recent breakup didn't spoil the festive mood for the Nine actress
In case you've not been paying attention -- or somehow missed those carols that have been playing at the mall since the week before Halloween -- Christmas is next week.
The actress tells about balancing her career with dirty diapers and cooking dinner
Setting aside the fact that she's one of Hollywood's most adored actresses, Jennifer Garner is like most working moms trying to juggle a houseful of dirty diapers and putting a hot meal on the table.
The representatives celebrate Halloween and face constituents' questions about the health care bill.
It is indeed appropriate that we finished writing the House version of health care reform around Halloween. Negotiating deals among members of Congress is an exercise in wearing masks, scaring up votes, and oftentimes, bluffing.
Like a well-placed power-up, the right gift can light up the eyes of that video gamer in your life.
The woman's Halloween costume featured a Third Reich motif.
On a crisp Halloween night, icicle lights and Santa Clauses mingled with ghosts and jack-o'-lanterns in a Washington, Illinois, neighborhood.
The odds are against little Noah Biorkman making it to Christmas, so strangers are sending him gifts and cards. WDIV reports.
This article appears in the November 16, 2009 issue of Sports Illustrated.
The pair, who both plan to be at Wednesday's CMAS, have busy careers
The TV mom and her kids escape the cameras for a night of candy and costumes
Halloween isn't over for the star, who arrives in Japan with jewelry dangling from his chin
NEW YORK -- At 12:57 Sunday afternoon, I ran past a man dressed as Jesus Christ on 44th Road in Long Island City. He was wearing leftover Halloween garb -- white robe, brown rope belt and a costume beard. It was Mile 15 of the New York City Marathon, and he held up a sign that read: "In 10 Miles Water Turns To Wine."
She and Kellan Lutz preview their upcoming flick in Vegas, calling it "a little more guy-friendly"
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- The more NASCAR tinkers with Talladega, the more mayhem ensues.
Dan Aykroyd, Joan Rivers and psychics spook Larry King with true tales of paranormal activity
From Nick Lachey's treat "in a box" to Taylor Swift's Star Wars character, it's all about the tricks!
She's happy with her "sexy and fun" choices - but might steal one more from sister Khloe
Halloween is finally here. But many investors have been getting more treats than tricks for nearly eight months now.
The Late Night host sends up the brooding heartthrob - just in time for Halloween
From Speidi's Jon and Kate mashup to Ellen's Oprah tribute, check out the silly and spooky Halloween getups of the stars!
A woman who runs haunted houses in Denver says business is booming despite the lean economy. CNN's Jim Spellman reports.
Most businesses would hate to see their customers running out their doors, but in one suburban strip mall near Denver, Colorado, they are chasing the customers away -- with a chainsaw.
The singer tells Ryan Seacrest it's "dance music with a glam-rock shuffle beat"
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The iReport team takes a tour of the new and improved features of CNN iReport, and an 800 pound gorilla crashes the party.
Matt is Luke, Meredith is Leia, Al is Han - and it must be Halloween
Halloween is creeping up on us -- and as kids anticipate the occasion with excitement bordering on mania, parents often express concern.
In a year marked by some shocking celebrity deaths, Halloween feels even more macabre.
Actress Tea Leoni uses her voice to help advocate for children around the world.
I grew up under the impression that I was the best trick-or-treater in the whole wide world, because my grandmother invented it!
Tell us if the talk show host pulls it off
On a sunny October day in Arizona, temperatures are reaching 90 degrees while in a frigid arena 18 miles west of Phoenix the Coyotes are taking the ice. Glendale may be an unlikely place for hockey to take hold, but if there's one man who knows this team, this market, it's their captain, Shane Doan.
KOONTZ LAKE, Indiana -- There's an old legend that Talladega Superspeedway has been cursed because it is built near a Native American burial ground. Since the 2.66-mile track opened in 1969, its races have been grim, dark spectacles where disaster and calamity lurk on nearly every lap.
Rather than fight the inevitable, the late informercial king's son holds a contest
The comedian will celebrate Archie's birthday with a new episode of her Nickelodeon show, The Mighty B!
This is always a frightful time of year, but this year it got a bit scarier.
And David Letterman and Bernie Madoff masks sell scandalously well
Chris Kirkpatrick weighs in on the band's future - & what he'll be for Halloween
Immigrant rights activists are calling on U.S. retailers to stop selling two controversial "Illegal Alien" costumes that have surfaced for Halloween, saying the outfits are a broadside attack on illegal immigrants.
CNN's Kyra Phillips reports breaking news of a 6-year-old boy possibly stuck in a runaway aircraft.
The whole world watched Thursday as a lighter-than-air craft set loose by a 6-year-old boy floated above eastern Colorado.
The singer bought his wife "a diamond ring that should keep me out of trouble the rest of my life"
Dragon*Con -- it's where fandom goes to breed. The search for relationships at the convention.
It's the year 2000, and Eric Olsen is a medieval knight sheathed in armor with sword in hand.
Stephanie Courtney has appeared as perky insurance expert Flo in more than 20 ads
As social media becomes the latest branding strategy, networking technique, job seeking tool and recruitment vehicle, it's also becoming the latest way for people to get job offers rescinded, reprimanded at work and even fired.
Hallmark debuts a new line that lets you send your friends Edward or Jacob Valentines
It takes seven minutes to execute a death row inmate, according to the state of Texas.
I've been doing the online dating thing for a while. Match, Nerve, JDate, OkCupid, you name it. Generally, I'm a fan (it feels sort of like shopping for boys, no?). That said, there's also a lot about it that never fails to appall me. Namely, what guys seem to think is attractive, funny, or sexy in their profiles.
When it comes to online dating, some things are deal breakers for women. Amelia Parry, Editor at The Frisky, explains.
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