witch

Interviews

Dakota Johnson Was Inspired by 90s Witch Movies in 'Suspiria'

The former "Fifty Shades" star tells Broadly how films like "The Craft" informed her role as a dancer who gets sucked into a coven of witches.
Kat McLaughlin
11.5.18
Culture

'Suspiria' Isn't Just a Horror Film—It's a Story of Witchcraft

The remake of this 1977 hit is less about gore and more about the psychological horrors of the occult.
Peg Aloi
11.2.18
Culture

Remember that 'Charmed' Episode About Gender Roles?

When Prue Halliwell turns into a man to lure a testosterone-consuming succubus, the sisters, and really all of us, learn a lesson on stereotypical gender roles.
Shamira Ibrahim
10.15.18
lore

Reshaping the Occult Narrative, One Witch Portrait at a Time

After learning her ancestral ties to witch persecution, photographer Frances F. Denny decided to shoot a series that reframes the narrative around the occult.
Miss Rosen
10.5.18
witchcraft

The Horror of Being the Target of a Witch Hunt in India

In many villages in rural India, the practice of witch-hunting continues today—despite local laws. Several women who were accused of witchcraft in the state of Rajasthan describe how their lives changed after being branded as witches.
Masuma Ahuja
2.9.18
witchcraft

The Young Brujas Reclaiming the Power of Their Ancestors

Long stigmatized by colonizers and the Catholic Church, indigenous forms of spirituality and witchcraft are experiencing a renaissance among Latinx millennials.
Eda Yu
1.10.18
witchcraft

What Happened When Romania's Most Powerful Witch Moved to LA

Mihaela Minca is one of the most powerful—and feared—witches in Eastern Europe. In 2017, she relocated to California to work with some clients. We spoke to her about living out her American dream, which of course included hexing Donald Trump.
Milene Larsson
10.31.17
occult

How the Socialist Feminists of WITCH Use Magic to Fight Capitalism

The first incarnation of WITCH performed their inaugural action—a hex on Wall Street—on Halloween in 1968. Now a new generation of witches is taking up the mantle from the infamous provocateurs.
Gabby Bess
10.2.17
actually it's good

This Terrible Nicholas Cage Film Is Only Redeemed by a Gorgeous Hard-Boiled Egg

"Season of the Witch" (2011) is obvious anti-witch propaganda. The only good parts of it are CGI wolves, and one scene in which Nicolas Cage casually peels a hard-boiled egg but doesn't eat it.
Gabby Bess
Callie Beusman
Diana Tourjée
8.11.17
witchcraft

Actually, Trump Is a Witch Hunter, Says Male Witch Community

Donald Trump has complained that investigations into him constitute "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" Male witches say otherwise.
Diana Tourjée
5.19.17
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
witchcraft

Stop Egging My Magic Store, Says Angry Canadian Witch

Manitoba's Elemental Book and Curiosity Shop has been repeatedly vandalized, and its owner claims that police aren't taking her allegations of religious hate crime seriously.
Sirin Kale
3.2.17
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