It’s October: Get Ready for a Lot of Really Dumb Fashion Articles About Witches

Well, folks, it’s that time of year again. Pumpkin spice lattes, apple picking, wool sweaters, suede boots, black cats, broomsticks, and witches! Every year there seems to be an explosion of articles on the web about witches just in time for Hallowe’en. While some of them profile actual witches, or take a look at folklore, [Read More…]

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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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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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“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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Tuesday Muse, News & Reviews: THE SISTERHOOD OF NIGHT

This new film, based on a haunting short story by Steven Millhauser (whose work was previously adapted for the screen in THE ILLUSIONIST starring Edward Norton), opens this Friday April 10th. Created by writing-directing team Marilyn Fu and Caryn Waechter, THE SISTERHOOD OF NIGHT is the story of a group of teenage girls who decide [Read More…]

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