No, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL is NOT Cancelled!

Sigh. The Media Witch strives for accuracy in reporting. She sure as heck doesn’t like spreading rumors. So when she sees blog posts like this one, which is trying to spread a rumor that the upcoming season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY (a show that’s been written about here quite a bit, since Season Three, COVEN, [Read More…]

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NBC News Follows Up on Pensacola Case Coverage’s Impact on Wicca Community

NBC News has issued a follow up report on their coverage of the triple homicide in Pensacola, Florida that was characterized by local law enforcement (specifically the spokesperson for the county sheriff’s office) as being a “ritualized Wiccan killing.” Once this particular news article hit social media, reactions were swift and volatile. Many pagan spokespersons [Read More…]

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Breaking News: “Wiccan Ritual Killing” in Pensacola

Okay, first off, that headline may be misleading. It is highly unlikely that a “Wiccan Ritual Killing” took place ANYWHERE, let alone sleepy Pensacola, Florida. What DID happen, according to this article from NBC NEWS,  is that the local Sheriff’s office spokesperson, one Andrew Hobbes, decided that a triple murder that took place on July [Read More…]

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Media Witch Update, Lammas Blue Moon Edition: Will there be a XENA Reboot?

Blessings of Lammas to you all! Summer is a very busy time in the media witch’s world, because I work outdoors in summer as a gardener. I love this work as it keeps me in touch with nature’s changing rhythms, colors, textures and perfumes, and helps keep me sane for the long winter indoors when [Read More…]

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Review: THE SISTERHOOD OF NIGHT

“What shall we do, little sisters? The sky is falling.” ~~Mary Warren, in her journal THE SISTERHOOD OF NIGHT is a layered and complex film masquerading boldly as a teen drama. Somehow it manages to be a cautionary tale of technology addiction,  a coming of age romance, a meditation on history repeating, and a celebration [Read More…]

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The Cusp of Occultism and the New Age: MAD MEN’s Pagan Finale

Last night, I attended the MAD MEN finale event at the Museum of the Moving Image in NYC (where there is a wonderful exhibit on display including sets and costumes from the iconic show). As a blogger for the Basket of Kisses website I was invited and offered to read tarot for the event’s attendees. [Read More…]

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THE CRAFT is getting a remake?

You all remember THE CRAFT, don’t you? That glossy, hip movie that made teenage witchcraft a ubiquitous trend in America. It even had an actual Wiccan as a production adviser (let’s hope the new production team hires a technical consultant for the remake; hey, I’m available and I have experience!). Star Fairuza Balk opened her own [Read More…]

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You Call it May Day, We Call it Beltane

The season of spring has arrived! The rites of fertility have begun! This is a holiday with a colorful past, and strangely enough, one of the only major festivals on the pagan calendar which has never been Christianized. [Read more…]

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“Legal Defense Fund Against Abuser”: A New Wrinkle in the Kenny Klein Case

For those wondering if there is any news regarding pagan musician Kenny Klein’s legal troubles, a new development has caught my attention. This evening I saw a link to a fundraiser online (“Legal Defense Fund Against Abuser”), started by Kenny Klein’s ex-wife Tzipora Katz, for legal fees that may be incurred in the near future. [Read More…]

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