Archives for October 2010

“Samhain, Our National Demonic Holiday!”

Ugly Americans is a relatively new animated show on Comedy Central, which features demons, zombies, wizards and all kinds of assorted characters who have taken over America in the not too distant future. Tonight’s episode was entitled “Hell for the Holidays” and opened with a reference to “Samhain (pronounced correctly), our national demonic holiday.” Mark [Read More…]

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Ah, now comes censorship.

I joined the Facebook page for the folks trying to boycott the Lost Abbey Brewery. (Yes, boycott; as if any of these people were in the habit of buying this company’s products to begin with). One poster named “Coven Avalon” posted several times that the Lost Abbey blog had been “pagan bashing big time; called [Read More…]

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The New York Times, The Lost Abbey, and What Microbrew Goes Best with Crow?

Just in time for Hallowe’en, the New York Times has weighed in (can you believe it?) on the Lost Abbey controversy. The tongue-in-cheek tone of the piece makes me think that perhaps some folks in the pagan community reached out for some media coverage on this, and perhaps got more than they bargained for. The [Read More…]

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Horror! ‘Tis the Season!

Today, the British newspaper The Guardian capped its series of lists of best films in various categories by offering their take on the 25 Best Horror Films of All Time. I like their list: I especially like that they chose Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960) as the top horror pick, and that The Wicker Man (Robin [Read More…]

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Brew Ha Ha! An Update

So, just when you thought it was safe to go purchase a six pack or two of your favorite naughtily-named microbrew, it turns out that the indignant complaining of some righteous witches might have had an impact on a small sector of the craft beer industry. I’ve recently learned that the Lost Abbey Brewery, the [Read More…]

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Isis is Pretty! And memories of Saturday morning…

My friend Walter, who has a healthy obsession with films and television depicting pretty much anything connected to paganism and the occult, shared this link with me this week. It’s a photo of an upcoming episode of Smallville that will feature the goddess Isis. Awww….isn’t Isis PRETTY? Walter called this” jaw-droppingly awful,” and maybe he [Read More…]

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Controversy? Or Overreaction?

Over at the The Wild Hunt blog, there’s a discussion happening regarding a label on a bottle of beer. The company is called Lost Abbey, and the beer is called Witch’s Wit. The label depicts a witch burning at the stake, while hundreds of anonymous men look on. Jason Pitzl-Waters provides plenty of links to [Read More…]

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Hail and Welcome!

Hello! This is my new blog. I’ll be blogging about media; specifically media of interest to witches, neopagans, heathens, and other like-minded folks. Some of you may remember some of my work as the long-time Media Coordinator for The Witches’ Voice website. But the times they are a-changin’, and it seemed like a fine time [Read More…]

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