American Horror Story: COVEN Reinvents the Witch Archetype

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The Media Witch has been bewitched. No, I mean that. Two episodes into this season on American Horror Story (COVEN) and I am enamored of its slick arty look, its take no prisoners daring, its outrageous disregard for history, and its shameless envelope-pushing. I mean, hey. Why have a hot television show that’s not at least somewhat controversial? I know, as a media critic and practicing witch and activist, that I am supposed to be overtly critical of media portrayals that trumpet the … [Read more...]

COVEN and BITCHCRAFT CHAT!

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Hello friends! I sure hope you're looking forward to the season premiere tonight of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN. I know I am. Tomorrow night, at 8 pm EST, my friend and fellow Patheos blogger Lilith Dorsey, a New York-based voodoo priestess who has strong ties to New Orleans, will be having a live Google Hang Out chat about the show's first episode. We scheduled it and everything! You just have to show up. :) I will be posting a write-up of my reaction to the show tomorrow, … [Read more...]


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