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Dead Come Calling: D.B. Jackson's A Plunder of Souls

Brandy L. Schillace | Posted 07.30.2014 | Books
Brandy L. Schillace

There are no super heroes in this supernatural tale; instead we find the potentially mad, the elderly, the coward, the hired gun, all joining in an attempt to halt a fate quite literally 'worse than death.'

Sneaky Right-Wing Christian Plot Masquerades As Horror Movie

Salon | ANDREW O'HEHIR | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

“The Conjuring” is an old-fashioned horror movie, almost old-fashioned to the point of meta-ness....

The Magic of Corporate Personhood

Dale Pendell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dale Pendell

From a magician's perspective, corporate personhood is conjuring--that is, giving a body to a spirit or abstract entity. It involves a magic circle (in this case the Court), certain writs and spells ("In the matter of"), and an abundance of smoke and mirrors.