Get spooky this Friday with butt-kicking women, giant pumpkins and crazy costumes.
You’re So Vain: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the vainest Senator of them all? There’s an index for that. (Slate)
Girl Geek: Lisbeth Salander strikes again in The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, which hits U.S. theaters this weekend. But are her hacker skills realistic? (Vanity Fair)
Celeb Costumes: Need Halloween inspiration? If you want to go all out, use these celebrities as role models. (LIFE)
The Fame Professor: Would you take a class about Lady Gaga? If you go to the University of South Carolina, you can get college credit. (New York Times)
Join the Fun: Talk about interactive. Dutch band C-mon & Kypski’s music video lets viewers participate, frame by frame. (Gawker)
Million-Dollar Idea: Alcoholic whipped cream? Why didn’t anyone think of this before? (TheDailyWh.at)
Elsewhere on TIME.com: To prepare you for tomorrow’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, check out the Top 10 Jon Stewart Moments.
Must-See: It’s the Friday before Halloween. Why not watch a nearly 1,200-pound pumpkin being dropped on an old Pontiac? (via Have You Seen This)