AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN: What We Loved, and What We Hated

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And by "loved" I mean REALLY PASSIONATELY ADORED.And by "hated" I mean WTF?????Lilith Dorsey and I had nearly weekly video chats about the show, half rant, half rapture. Because, as irritating as we found the show to be at times, we also found it very entertaining and compelling. Say what you will, it is hard to remain indifferent to a show this intense. But its flaws were every bit as dramatic as its charms. So, without further ado:LOVED:1. The Dialogue. It was often perversely … [Read more...]

COVEN chat with Peg & Lilith

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Here for your pleasure and delectation, another installment of our weekly video chats about AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN! Lots of fun things to talk about this week, including the opening credits, what's happening with Queenie, who the Next Supreme is likely to be, why we really love Myrtle Snow, and the truly evil Madame LaLaurie...Check it out and share! … [Read more...]

Winners of the Stevie Selfies contest!

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Thanks for your patience, everyone! We'd hoped the mysterious lady in a top hat would share her photo again but alas, it has gone into the ether...like Stevie twirling her shawl in the mist...So here's our winners!!This lovely photo from Nina wins the spell charm from Raven Moon's Oracle!This intense and mystical pic from Cora Reed wins the tarot card reading from Raven Moon's Oracle!The lovely Dio wins the custom designed COVEN t-shirt (made by the brilliant Lilith Dorsey of … [Read more...]

Ten Things You Now Know About Witches, if you watch AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN

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1. Witches have really nice clothes.No, seriously. Designer shit. Expensive nice togs, impeccably tailored. Unless you're black, in which case your clothes are more likely to be cheap, ill-fitting and garish, unless you're Marie Laveau and have been pillaging rich white bitches' wardrobes for 300 years. And if you're an older witch, your style may be a bit eccentric or old-fashioned, but your duds are still of excellent quality.2. Witches utter insanely clever dialogue.To wit: "Can … [Read more...]

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

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Or something like that.The excellent horror media news website Bloody Disgusting has been providing some good updates on this show that is set to premiere soon on WGN America. In their latest article they offer a video teaser portraying some dunking chair style torture...in an apparently sparkling swamp (the scene was filmed on location, oddly, in Shreveport, Louisiana). The series is slated for a thirteen episode season to premiere sometime in spring of 2014.The production design is … [Read more...]

Countdown to Stevie Nicks! THIS WEDNESDAY!

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Well, as ya'all know, 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. We even created a Stevie Selfies contest in honor of this momentous event! (Get your photos posted soon!)Well, my dears, that day is upon us. This Wednesday night the Welsh White Witch herself, the goddess of breakup rock, the twirling-in-shawl-and-boots-babe of our wildest d … [Read more...]

2013: The Year of the Witch?

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It's been a helluva year for witchy-themed media, mostly on TV. I'm working on a round-up of all things witchy from the year just past, and looking at things coming up in the coming year, to be posted in the next day or so.I'd love to hear from any and all of you, in the comments section, any thoughts you have on any witchy media you enjoyed (or hated, ha ha) this past year, particularly if you caught something that fell beneath my radar.I do already have a prediction for 2014: the … [Read more...]

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

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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 yet, and some of it is just frustratingly sensational, like the Verge writer who mentions witches burning in his headline (to be fair it was changed fairly quickly but the URL shows … [Read more...]

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

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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. Consider last week’s episode, “The Axeman Cometh,” which begins with a serial killer’s voiceover. He claims to be a spirit, not of this world, though physically he is a sexy sax player with salt-and-pepper sideburns (Danny Huston). It is 1919, and the exceptional yo … [Read more...]


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