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tv

Witchcraft in TV and Movies Has Always Been Gay as Hell

From Willow and Tara in "Buffy" to Sabrina the Teenage Witch's co-parenting aunts, pop culture has always had a magical queer streak.
Sophie Wilkinson
2 days ago
practical magic

The Real Curse in 'Practical Magic' Is Heterosexuality

In "Practical Magic," the curse isn’t just that any man an Owens woman loves will die. The curse is that Owens women will love men, period.
Natalie Adler
2 days ago
witchcraft

Ritual to Hex Kavanaugh Is So Popular That Witches Organized Another One

After more than 10,000 people expressed interest in the ritual to hex Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Facebook, creators of the event are giving witches everywhere another opportunity.
Sara David
3 days ago
history

The True Story of Tituba, the Slave at the Center of the Salem Witch Trials

Rather than deny accusations of witchcraft, the enslaved woman spun a rich tale of sorcery that ultimately saved her life.
Christobel Hastings
4 days ago
Television

This New Netflix Show Is About an Afro-Colombian, Time-Traveling Teen Witch

"Siempre Bruja" tells the story of a 19-year-old who is burnt at the stake in the 17th century and wakes up in present-day Cartagena.
Zing Tsjeng
10.12.18
WEDDING

Inside the Lavish Arranged Marriage of a Powerful Witch Clan

In Romania, one of the world's most powerful witches arranged for her son to marry his witch cousin. Broadly attended the extravagant wedding to capture the rituals and ceremonies that go into planning a traditional occult wedding.
Broadly Staff
10.2.18
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
occult

The Hoodwitch Is Changing the Face of Modern Witchcraft

We speak to Bri Luna, the bruja behind the wildly successful Hoodwitch account, about showcasing the diverse history of mysticism.
Linda Yang
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
occult

The Victorian Occultist Accused of Killing Men With Her Mind

Pioneering feminist and animal rights campaigner Anna Kingsford was one of the 19th century's most remarkable women. Then she was charged with using black magic to murder two vivisectionists.
Dee Cunning
1.2.18
christmas

Screw Santa Claus and Celebrate Befana, Italy's Kidnapping Christmas Witch

Say "ciao" to the Yuletide legend who rides a broom and brings naughty kids to her cannibal husband for dinner.
Mary McGill
12.22.17
witchcraft

The Strange, Freakish Story of Britain's 'Last Convicted Witch'

Helen Duncan was one of the last people convicted under the archaic Witchcraft Act of 1735. She was also a renowned medium known for spewing ectoplasm out of her nose.
Katie McCabe
12.18.17