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Thinking about Drake’s air ball, Halloween costumes and the Rise Lantern Festival

Lanterns float into the night sky on a long exposure leaving light trails as more are inflated for release during the Rise Lantern Festival at Jean Dry Lake Bed on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Jean.
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Poll pun Just a quick suggestion to all those Florida voters who have had enough of Gov. Rick Scott: How about wearing buttons that say, “Not a fan”? —Ken Miller, associate editor

Baller-ish There are plenty of “ballers” who don’t play basketball, but Drake made it painfully, virally clear last week, shooting the air ball heard ’round the world at the University of Kentucky. Yeah, yeah, he’s crying on his bathtubs full of money, but still. That sh*t is funny. —Erin Ryan, staff writer

Fest fallout The inaugural Rise Lantern Festival was riddled with problems (ugly traffic and behavior) at Jean Dry Lake Bed on Saturday night. But the hopes, dreams and desires on my lanterns are still alive. Onward. —Don Chareunsy, contributing editor

Icy hot According to Google Shopping, three of the 10 most searched Halloween costumes this year are from the film Frozen. So if you’re thinking of going as Elsa or Olaf, here’s a piece of advice: Let it go. —Sarah Feldberg, editor

Tuned in With 2014’s fest season nearing its end, it’s time to start thinking about 2015 lineups—Coachella, Pitchfork, and especially LIB. Let me be the first to go on record with requests—for FKA twigs, Sleater-Kinney and Ex Hex. Fingers crossed. —Leslie Ventura, calendar editor

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