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Analysis of the Bob McDonnell Trial and That Crazy Story About Pagans and Fortune Tellers (Video)

Dan McDermott | Posted 08.24.2014 | DC
Dan McDermott

I discussed the corruption trial of former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell and the controversy over whether Front Royal, Va. should keep a ban against fortune tellers, "gypsies" and practitioners of the "magic arts."

Modern Witch Explains How Her Beliefs Affect Her Children

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.10.2014 | Religion

What's it like to have a witch for a mother? Tova, a self-identified witch who uses her first name only and created the website The Way Of The Witc...

Author Katherine Howe Talks About Her Latest 'Conversion'

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 09.09.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe really shows her ability to craft a suspenseful and compelling young adult novel with her latest book Conversion.

The First Time Our Favorite Magical Creatures Appeared in Fantasy Novels and Legends

Meira Bienstock | Posted 09.08.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

The language and characters intertwined with the fantasy world we have imagined has come as second nature for those of us who read stories of magic. Listed below are the magical creatures and the first time they made an appearance in literature.

Burning Witches in Denmark: A Midsummer Ritual Unintentionally Endorses Gender-Based Violence

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 08.23.2014 | Religion
Nancy Graham Holm

Am I lacking a sense of humor? Too politically correct? Maybe. But the feminist in me never fails to be offended.

Fairies, Witches and Astronauts

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 08.15.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

What were all the boys who were running away from girls like me running toward, you might ask? Their glorious futures, of course. If boys wanted to fly, they had plenty of assistance.

'Hexed' - Witches, Romance, & Tons of Fun

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 08.09.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

If you like cheerleaders, hot guys, and witchcraft (who doesn't, right?), you need to add Hexed by Michelle Krys to your summer reading list, and pronto!

Daughter of Chaos Full of Magic, Mythology and More

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Daughter of Chaos is honestly a must for anyone whose a fan of young adult fantasy. I was fortunate enough to chat with author Jen McConnel to get the inside scoop on her magical novel.

Saving Witch Children In Nigeria

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Tihomir Kukolja

In Nigeria beautiful, innocent children, as young as two years of age, are tortured, abandoned and killed by their own parents, family and community members. Deliverance pastors and prophets have over the years branded thousands of children as witches.

Witches, Witches, Everywhere -- 'Hexed' Author Shares Why

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 06.09.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

It's no secret that witches are everywhere these days -- from Deborah Harkness' A Discovery of Witches, to Brittany Geragotelis' Life's A Witch, to Melissa de la Cruz's Witches of East End, witches have sealed a spot on many of our bookshelves.

'Dorothy Must Die' -- Oz as You've Never Seen It

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 06.01.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Danielle Paige's Dorothy Must Die is hands down one of my favorite young adult books that I've read this year. Imagine all the magic of Oz mixed with the kick-ass vibe of Kill Bill. It's cool, fun and wickedly entertaining.

Here's the True Story of Ohio's Last Witch Hunt

Roadtrippers | Posted 05.27.2014 | Weird News
Roadtrippers

In the village of Bethel in Clermont County, there were some families that believed in the power of witchcraft. Two such families are of note, the Evans and Hildebrand clans. The latter believed their eccentric daughters to be possessed by evil spirits. So, various exorcisms were performed... as one does.

My Woman's Intuition: Witchery or Bitchery?

Terry K Carr | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Terry K Carr

I see through people pretty good and had considered that a secret known only by my ex-husband and maybe a few old boyfriends. I've learned to cooperate with my sixth sense. I use it as a tool of detection; a human tuning fork, if you will. I have never thought of myself as a conjurer though, as the man's tone suggested.

The Craziest Market in the World: The Bamako Death Market

Paula Froelich | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Paula Froelich

When I went to Bamako, Mali, these baskets are what I expected to find. Then I went to the Death Market. Fun fact: People in the Wes...

Witches Are Sexier Than Zombies (and Maybe Even Cooler)

Steven Schlozman, M.D. | Posted 02.16.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Schlozman, M.D.

The current transformation from zombie to witch as the go-to horror storyboard is representative of a nuanced shift in our ever-changing sense of collective self-identity. Zombies are genderless. Zombies are identity-less. Zombies are, well... less.

An Interview with Nickelodeon's "Deadtime Stories" Writers Annette and Gina Cascone

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

it was clear from the get go that we were all in sync with what we envisioned for Deadtime Stories. We had the opportunity to talk about the story lines and the characters and what was feasible and not feasible with regard to filming

Behind the Scenes of Nickelodeon's Deadtime Stories: Part II

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Ilana Rapp

Here in Part II, we speak with Executive Producers David and Scott Hillenbrand about their personal lives, what to expect next for Nickelodeon's "Deadtime Stories" and what the books and series writers, the Cascone sisters, have been doing all this time.

Behind the Totonac Mask: Trek to Carnytown Mexicano

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Last weekend in Tlapacoyan, Mexico, Salvador Garcia Alvarez talks about his town emptying out of men each year as they go north to work in American carnivals. This time of year, they come home to families and a different world.

Grave Secrets: Behind the Scenes of Nickelodeon's Deadtime Stories Part I

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Ilana Rapp

I had a great learning experience from interviewing brothers David & Scott Hillenbrand who have been working for years to bring this project to our television.

Fashion Witches

Tom Falco | Posted 12.30.2013 | Comedy
Tom Falco

Check out Tom Falco's cartoons daily at Tomversation.com or at the iPhone app Comic Chameleon....

The Faithful Shopper: Happy Halloween

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.14.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's that time of year again, when ghouls and goblins, witches and wizards and more than one superhero walk our streets - fill in your own joke. Yes, ...

What's Next For 'Sleepy Hollow'?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 10.11.2013 | TV

Witches are in this TV season, with "American Horror Story: Coven," "Witches of East End" and now "Sleepy Hollow's" own resident sorceress Katrina Cra...

"Witches of East End" Casts a Spell

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.02.2013 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

TV Review Jackie K Cooper ...

Three Times a Lady: Tales With Triple Witches

Pamela J. Grossman | Posted 11.18.2013 | Religion
Pamela J. Grossman

Three magical women are captivating, because they transcend the simple positive/negative dichotomy. They aren't enemies in a "good witch" v. "bad witch" scenario, but are a force to be reckoned with as a collective.

500 Years Of Being Absolutely Obsessed With Witches

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts

Before vampires swooped into popular culture and satiated our appetite for sexualized supernatural characters, there was a time when witches, witchcra...