witchcraft

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
witchcraft

This Halloween, the Greatest Treat of All Is 'It's Britney, Witch!'

We stan our Supreme.
Sara David
10.31.18
Books

3 Witchy New Poems That Find Art in the Occult

Some magic words from poets Jen Calleja, Dorothea Lasky, and Amy Key, courtesy of the new collection "Spells: 21st Century Occult Poetry."
Amy Key
Jen Calleja
Dorothea Lasky
10.25.18
witchcraft

Hexing Brett Kavanaugh Was the Healing I Needed

The Catland-organized hex on Brett Kavanaugh was an act of solidarity with survivors, a ritual to harness our rage and allow it to destroy something other than ourselves.
Sara David
10.23.18
witchcraft

Cast This Venus Retrograde Spell to Tap Into Your Inner Wisdom

"Everyday Magic" author Semra Haksever crafted a bespoke ritual just for Broadly.
Semra Haksever
10.22.18
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
10.18.18
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
10.17.18
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
10.16.18
Myth Understood

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
10.15.18
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
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