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.
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.
Trying to Escape Our Hellish Reality with Motherwort, a Very Chill Herb
It's hard to ignore the fact that everything is awful. Recently, though, a group of witches told me about an herb that would make me feel like I'm "being embraced by Mother Earth."
The Enduring Allure of Baba Yaga, an Ancient Swamp Witch Who Loves to Eat People
Baba Yaga is a fearsome character from Russian folklore who lives in a hut that walks on chicken legs, and either cannibalizes her visitors or offers them help. In recent years, she's become a sort of aspirational figure on the Internet.
Learning How to Slap Nazis at a Self-Defense Class Run by Witches
Shadow Sistxrs teaches women and non-binary people how to protect themselves physically and spiritually. I headed down to find out more.
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. This year, 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.
Boring Sarah Is the True Villain of 'The Craft'
"The Craft" is a story about a trio of chill and fun witches who are minding their own business and casting spells, only to have their fun ruined by an anti-feminist wet blanket.
The Film Shedding Light on the Modern-Day Witch Hunts in Zambia
Rungano Nyoni’s debut film, "I Am Not A Witch," was the talk of Cannes. She explains how she used satire to depict the struggles of a child accused of witchcraft.
Exploring the 'Darker Undercurrents' of Femininity, in Photos
For the three-year anniversary of queer, feminist fashion zine "Polyester," editor Ione Gamble asked her favorite photographers to depict womanhood in all its off-kilter forms.
The UN Will Hold Its First Meeting to Discuss Witchcraft-Related Violence
Every year, thousands of people are accused of witchcraft and face persecution, abuse, and even death. Now the United Nations is organizing to defend victims of witch hunts.
How to Celebrate Today's Historic Eclipse Like a Witch
"It takes both a disciplined and experienced witch to harvest the power of the eclipse magic."
Psychics and Spencer Pratt Weigh In on Jennifer Lawrence Crystal Debacle
The "Hunger Games" actor recently revealed that after purchasing a home filled with crystals, she had them "yanked" out despite being warned of their power. Then her house flooded.
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