Cut & Paste: Magical Girls

Get transported into the world of witches, supernatural transformation, and spells with these zines.  Read more »

In Horror Film "The Witch," Terror Stems from Puritanical Control of Women

The film about supernatural forces holds an all-too-real horror.  Read more »

Vampires, Psychics, and Ghosts: A Look at Queer Women in Horror

They scare your cats, make the room go cold, and sometimes try to hypnotize young innocents.  Read more »

Bitchtapes: Witch Grunge

This week’s feminist mixtape comes to us from Nashville-based band Daddy Issues. When Bitch premiered their song “Unicorns and Rainbows” a few weeks ago, I was struck by how the band described their... Read more »

What "Witches of East End" Teaches Us About Patriarchy

Witches of East End is one of many current TV shows about supernatural phenomena. But unlike other shows that deal with otherworldly forces, Witches of East End—which is currently airing... Read more »

"Maleficent" Succeeds in (Finally!) Creating a Complex Witch

Whether they’re keeping busy as mistresses of all that is evil or simply threatening to get you and your little dog, too, bad witches in film have it rough. Hollywood’s villainous witches are often driven to cruelty by the sheer power they wield. More than that, they’re often portrayed as figures... Read more »

Just How Witch-Tastic is American Horror Story: Coven? A Point/Counterpoint

At the American Horror Story panel that was part of August’s Television Critics’ Association press tour, the show’s executive producer talked of a “... Read more »

A New Children's Book Explains What "Witch" Really Means

Thinking about being a witch for Halloween? Consider forgoing the warts and pointy hat for a more historically accurate costume—like dressing up as Joan of Arc and Anne Boleyn. Throughout the ages, women who transgressed societal norms have been named witches and faced punishments like... Read more »