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Our very own Michelle Hlubinka, MAKE’s Educational Director, is quoted in this Daily Californian piece about the celebtrational insanity of Russell Street, in Berkeley, known for it’s elaborate decorations and large, costumed crowds.

Below is one of the yard decorations Michelle’s family put together. Their theme was “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.” I love the Dixie cups for monster teeth.


Halloween Revelers Flock to Russell Street

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. Dave says:

    Wrong city, guys…

  2. Gareth Branwyn says:

    Hah! I knew that! (You can tell where I *DON’T* live).

    Thanks, Dave. Fixed. (And the red will fade from my face any minute now…)

  3. Anonymous says:

    That yard looks nice with all of the decorations in it! I wish that I could put that many decorations in the yard. But, the neighbors put a straw scarecrow there.