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How To Be A Surrealist Queen, According To Near-Forgotten Artist Leonor Fini

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.13.2015 | Arts

"I strike it, stalk it, try to make it obey me. Then in its disobedience, it forms things I like." This is how Argentine painter Leonor Fini describe...

They Burn Witches Here

HuffPost Highline | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.29.2015 | World

The men pack the witch’s mouth with rags. The time for confessions has come and gone. Neighbors crowd into a circle around her, here on this hi...

Debunking The Biggest Misconceptions About The Salem Witch Trials

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.28.2015 | Arts

If you read "The Crucible" in high school, you probably think you have a pretty solid understanding of the Salem Witch Trials. Author Stacy Sc...

Salem Witch Sues 'World's Best-Known Warlock' For Harassment

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 10.28.2015 | Weird News

A Salem witch in Massachusetts is suing a warlock, claiming he harassed her with late night phone calls and disparaging online comments over the cour...

There's A Coven Of Witches In Brooklyn And We Want To Be Their Friends

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.27.2015 | Arts

"What is the definition of a witch? If it's just a person who is trying to find this cognizance between themselves and the earth and their rol...

The Magical Lessons We Can Learn From These Pop Culture Witches

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.13.2015 | Religion

At its best, popular culture can reflect certain truths about society and offer clarity on some of life's challenges. These iconic, fic...

We're Not All Witches: An Introduction to Neo-Paganism

John Halstead | Posted 10.02.2015 | Religion
John Halstead

A lot of the coverage of Paganism tends to be sensationalist and tends to focus on Witchcraft and Wicca. But not all Pagans are Witches or Wiccans.

How To Bring Out Your Inner Witch, According To Our Favorite Feminist Occult Artist

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.28.2015 | Arts

Marjorie Cameron was born in Belle Plaine, Iowa in 1922. At the age of 18, she joined the Navy as a cartographer, where she honed her childhood inter...

Woman Accused Of Witchcraft Burned Alive In Paraguay

AP | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — An indigenous woman was burned alive in Paraguay after being accused of witchcraft, a local prosecutor confirmed Wednesday...

11 Witches From Fiction Who Embody What Feminism Really Means

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 10.31.2014 | Books

Of all the spooky beings spotlighted on Halloween, none is more truly badass than the witch. Sure, they may seem a little square in the age of sex...

13 Songs to Get Witchy to on Halloween

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.28.2014 | Religion
Antonia Blumberg

For me, experiencing the richness of this season entails brewing spicy teas, gathering with other nature spirituality practitioners, meditating and listening to lots of witchy music.

Which Witch Is Which? The Blurred Lines Of Halloween Reappropriation

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion

A black cape, a pointed hat and a broom. There is perhaps no Halloween costume more iconic than a witch. But does it cross a cultural sensitivity line...

Mysterious 'Witch Girl' Found Buried Face Down

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.09.2014 | Science

Archaeologists in northern Italy have unearthed the skeleton of a teenage girl who lived there hundreds of years ago. The skeleton itself is unremarka...

The Real, Shocking History Of Witch Hunts (EXCERPT)

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.30.2014 | Books

The word "witches" may cause modern minds to leap to Harry Potter and the fantastical world of Hogwarts, but witches and witchcraft have a real and tr...

Meet Cameron, The Countercultural Icon Who Bewitched Los Angeles

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.08.2014 | Arts

Marjorie Cameron Parsons Kimmel, known simply as Cameron, was born in 1923 in Belle Plaine, Iowa. Not far into her life, she established the reputatio...

Lara Parker Still Captivates 'Dark Shadows' Fans Everywhere

Peter Mac | Posted 08.03.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Mac

She is still going strong and keeping the legacy of Dark Shadows alive. Arguably, and perhaps more aptly in this context, she is keeping it undead.

Remembrance for the Witches

Annie Finch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Annie Finch

This year the cords are strong, and many days after Samhain I can still feel the ancestors' timeless spirits very near, vibrating and creating sweet light and wide perspective for me as I navigate the roughs and shallows of this complex and finite life.

Startling Explanation For Papua New Guinea's Witch Hunts?

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 08.10.2013 | World

CANBERRA, Australia — On a tropical island where most people live in huts, assailants armed with guns, machetes and axes stormed the wooden hous...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Burn, Witch, Burn

Dan Persons | Posted 06.09.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This week's main topic was proposed by Cinefantastique Online managing editor Steve Biodrowski and he joins Lawrence French and Dan Persons to discuss what works and what's just a little silly in this little-known but very satisfying exercise in modern-day horror.

PHOTOS: Befane Regatta On The Grand Canal

Posted 01.06.2012 | Weird News

On the Grand Canal in Venice, men dressed as old witches, 'befane' in Italian, race towards the Rialto Bridge, standing up as they row Venetian style....

Witchcraft Declared A Legal Profession In Romania

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania has changed its labor laws to officially recognize witchcraft as a profession, prompting one self-described witch t...

Terrifying Hallowe'en Nightmares, Left And Right

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's that time of year again... the time when we pre-empt our usual Friday Talking Points column here and instead gather 'round the virtual campfire a...

Anti-Gay Bullying is Today's Witch-Hunting

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Irene Monroe

Due to homophobic bullying some of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) children feel like they are looked upon as today's witches.

Christine O'Donnell Is Just a Stalking Horse in Cute Pumps

Dylan Brody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dylan Brody

Let us not lose track of the fact that she is a fringe extremist with as much chance of winning state-wide election as Mel Gibson has of winning a commendation from the National Organization of Women.

New Tea Party Media Strategy: No Media

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A full-scale interview on one of the prestigious Sunday shows is normally the gold prize for a campaign. There's a reason for this -- it is free. That was then, though, and this is now.