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...]

Oh, look! Witches are media darlings. AGAIN. (SIGH)

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Remember the late 1990s? THE CRAFT? Then CHARMED? Then BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER? Then THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT? Then all the witchcraft stuff appearing in episodes of shows like THE X-FILES, MILLENNIUM, etc.?To quote one of the creepier moments of TWIN PEAKS: "It is happening again. It is happening right now."Just in time for Hallowe'en. Heh heh heh.Thanks to The Guardian for pointing out what should have been gradually becoming obvious to most of us these last few weeks. Witches and … [Read more...]


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