How You Should Have Fun This October

Watch this:

American Horror Story: Coven, premiering Oct. 9


Could there be a better tv premier for this month? Halloween is one day, but that doesn't mean we have to wait until the 31st to start celebrating--September hadn't even ended before fans were teased with these short trailers and this longer one. Get your spook on with the latest season, Coven.

Go see:

Big Fish on Broadway, premiering Oct 6.

Buffett World

For those of you who really don't want to get the pants scare off yourselves, I recommend Big Fish. The hit film starring Ewan McGregor is taking the stage this October in musical form starring Norbert Leo Butz. Those who love this story will surely be delighted with yet another adaptation of the whimsical tale. Tickets start at $49. Get them before they swim away! ... get it? Eh? Ehhhh?

Carrie, in theaters Oct. 18.


Okay back to scary. You've got to check out the remake of the Stephen King-inspired classic, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, and Julianne Moore. Personally, I'd watch anything if it had either of these actresses in it. Moretz proved her horror chops in Let Me In, the American remake of Let the Right One In (also an awesome flick), so she's probably got what it takes to pull off a good Carrie. Not to mention, now that the future has arrived, so to speak, the special effects are sure to out-wow their predecessors in the original.

Read this:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon


It came out in 2004, but if you haven't read it, you should. The Boston Globe wasn't kidding when they said this book was "wonderfully intelligent." With every good book, readers leave the last page having gained something, whether it's the thrill of a gripping story, or the borrowed perspective from someone we might not have ever met. Curious Incident has both and then some. The story of a brilliant young boy with Asperger's Syndrome trying to solve the mystery of a murdered neighborhood dog will leave you refreshed, entertained, and enlightened. Check out my full review here.

Listen to her:

Jillette Johnson


An up and coming star with a killer track on her first album, Water in a Whale, that will probably become this generation's pop anthem of overcoming obstacles, adversity, struggle or what have you. Take a listen and just try to not want to kick some ass afterward.

Check out the rest of her album here.

Nom on this:

Don't worry, I'm not going to mention any pumpkin things, for the sake of not repeating anything that's been said a million times in the last two weeks. Let's talk about other October food things, like Oktoberfest (can I get an amen), for example...

The top 5 rated Oktoberfest brews on Beer Advocate

Augustiner Bräu Märzen Bier



Great Lakes Oktoberfest

Ramstein Oktoberfest

Homemade Pretzels, recipe here.

Pink Bites

Bacon Wrapped Bratwurst, recipe here.

Two Peas & Their Pod

Beer and Pretzel Cupcakes, recipe here.

Lemon Sugar

Do this:

Be sassy.

October is National Sarcasm Month, which is a beautiful thing. See below:




I expect crippling amounts of sass from all of you. #ohsnap.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post said the main character in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has autism. While that isn't necessarily false, the clarification must be made that Christopher has Asperger's Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Click here to learn what the difference is under "Characteristics."

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