New show on WGN “Salem” is a love story, with witch hunters…

Is AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN to blame for this latest media craze, just as the film THE CRAFT set off a flurry of witchy media in the late 1990s? Every day, lately, it seems that witches continue to acquire more attention, more media engagement, more religious scrutiny, more social intrigue. [Read more…]

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Countdown to Stevie Nicks! THIS WEDNESDAY!

We here at The Media Witch’s magical headquarters, opium den and Dionysian Emporium have been very excited about the forthcoming appearance of the great STEVIE NICKS on American Horror Story: Coven. This Wednesday night the Welsh White Witch herself, the goddess of breakup rock, the twirling-in-shawl-and-boots-babe of our wildest dreams will be on FX’s witchy show that is among the hottest series of the season. Be there or be square! [Read more…]

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2013: The Year of the Witch?

What fictional witches did you like this past year? Do you prefer the sappy Hallmark Channel ones or the edgy, naughty FX ones? What about any new witch-themed fictional works? Tell me what you think! [Read more…]

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Yuletide Movies? Maybe not, but…

Here are some holiday films I’d recommend that you may not have seen before, or may not have considered as having a “winter holiday” theme. Also known as “A list of Peg’s Favorite Christmas/Yuletide/Winter Solstice Movies!” [Read more…]

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2013’s Top Ten Movies for Pagans

In no particular order, I present the year’s ten best movies for you witchy, tree-hugging, candle-burning, goddess-worshipping, animal-loving, mead-drinking, bonfire-dancing types! [Read more…]

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Aaaaand it’s ANOTHER TV series about witches on the way!

Jenji Kohan, creator of the popular Showtimes series WEEDS and the red-hot Netflix series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK is now said to be working on a show for HBO about the Salem Witch Trials. (Shout out to Wren Walker, Witches’ Voice co-founder, for sharing this story with me!) There’s not much information out there [Read More…]

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The Stevie Selfies Contest…now with prizes!

We are pleased to announce some of the prizes for the Stevie Selfies contest! That’s where you take a photo of yourself channeling your inner Stevie Nicks and post on Twitter or Facebook. You could win a 3-card tarot reading, or a love spell charm necklace, or a jar of prosperity incense! [Read more…]

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Neil Gaiman interviewed on NPR about his new comic series “The Sandman: Overture”

The undisputed master of darkness and light in American letters is ready to share his prequel to the best-selling and widely-loved graphic novel series “The Sandman.” This prequel series, entitled “The Sandman: Overture” has been long awaited and, amid rumors that the original series may or may not become a mini-series, fans are most likely [Read More…]

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Help Us, Stevie Nicks. You’re Our Only Hope

Hey, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN, Who Are You to Keep Us Down? Five episodes in, I think it’s safe to say the show’s creators are not terribly interested in portraying modern witchcraft or Voodoo as life-affirming spiritual paths. [Read more…]

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