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witchcraft
witchcraft

Sometimes Pop Culture Really Is the Gateway to the Occult

For decades, Christian groups have warned that beloved fantasy franchises like Dungeons & Dragons and Harry Potter can lead impressionable youths astray. We spoke to some witches who can confirm this is true, though by no means a bad thing.
Sarah Lyons
7.7.17
crime
crime

Murder of Muslim Girl Near Mosque Not Motivated by Islamophobia, Police Say

While attacks against Muslims have been on the rise, the police are not currently investigating the murder of 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen as a hate crime.
Gabby Bess
6.19.17
HEALTH
HEALTH

Trump's Leaked Birth Control Rollback Plan Would Be a Disaster for Women

“Think about it: Under this rule, bosses will be able to impose their personal beliefs on their female employees’ private medical decisions."
Kimberly Lawson
5.31.17
uk
uk

'Breatharians' Believe You Can Survive on Air Alone

Followers of the controversial diet believe that humans can survive on cosmic energy from air. Doctors and dietitians beg to differ.
Layla Haidrani
5.23.17
prison
prison

Amanda Knox: How Prisons Use Cult Tactics to Brainwash Inmates Into Religion

When I was falsely imprisoned for murder, I experienced firsthand how vulnerable prisoners can become religious. And I'm not alone—across the US, prisons use religion to coerce and control their captive populations.
Amanda Knox
5.22.17
Features
Features

Why Celebrities Stopped Following Kabbalah

Everyone from Madonna to President Donald Trump's ex-wife Marla Maples dabbled in the mystical religion, but over the last few years, the trend has fallen out of style.
Emalie Marthe
5.21.17
dating
dating

What Happens When You Date Someone with a Wildly Different Religion

For many modern couples, contrasting spiritual beliefs don't have to signal the end of a relationship.
Jessica Bateman
5.12.17
documentary
documentary

The Ongoing Trauma of the Muslim Students an Undercover Cop Spied on For 4 Years

A new documentary, "Watched," examines the story of an undercover NYPD officer who spent four years infiltrating a group of Muslim college students—and the harrowing psychological effects on two young Muslim women who had to live under such invasive...
Aviva Stahl and Jeanne Theoharis
4.21.17
Religion
Religion

The Types of People Who Are Most Likely to Embrace Death

A new study looks at who fears death and who is ready to shuffle off their mortal coil.
Gabby Bess
3.24.17
politics
politics

GOP Politician Says Pregnancy from Rape or Incest Is Like 'Beauty from Ashes'

Invoking God, the Oklahoma House of Representatives just passed a bill outlawing abortion in cases of fetal abnormality—with no exception for rape or incest.
Gabby Bess
3.23.17
Humor
Humor

Saving Kittens from Eternal Damnation at a ‘Blessing of the Cats’ Ceremony

After we heard about a Catholic church willing to bless cats—traditionally associated with witchcraft in Christian theology—we set out on an intrepid mission to save one pussy from the hellfire.
Sirin Kale
3.22.17
Religion
Religion

Muslim Women Share Their Thoughts on Europe's New Headscarf Ban

A top European court just ruled that employers can legally ban employees from wearing headscarves to work. Six Muslim women tell us how they feel about the controversial ruling.
Salma Haidrani
3.16.17