Who's the Best, Most Badass Witch in All of Pop Culture?

Witches are having a pop culture moment, says everyone in the universe. Witches are currently more popular than Congress (but still less popular than dog poop, which is surprisingly well-regarded by Americans). NY Daily News wrote an article about the ubiquity of the witch, and, as a bonus, it sounds as though it may… » 10/09/13 4:50pm 10/09/13 4:50pm

Why Are There No Female Magicians? Maybe Because We BURNED THEM ALL TO…

Now, even I'm not a goofy enough feminist stereotype to get all up-in-arms about 17th-century witch-burning as a tangible, pressing, current lady-problem. Buuuuuut...sometimes (all the times) we do feel the echoes of long-past injustices in our largely mundane modern lives. And aren't thought experiments fun? On the… » 3/19/13 4:25pm 3/19/13 4:25pm

Republican Worried that Care Bears Are Turning Children Into Witches

One of the biggest bummers of all the Republican rape talk this election cycle is that it's distracted from Republican witch talk, which is much less rage inducing and much more hilarious. At the end of a stressful day, I like to unwind by watching old Christine O'Donnell videos where she talks about Satan, and now,… » 11/05/12 3:10pm 11/05/12 3:10pm

Small Business Loans Help Village Women in Indian Protect Themselves…

Women living in Indian villages are banding together with the help of "microcredit" business loans of about 750 rupees ($18) to help prevent modern-day witch hunts that can prove fatal to their friends and neighbors. Allegations of witchcraft and sorcery often serve as smokescreens for personal vendettas in rural… » 9/04/12 10:25pm 9/04/12 10:25pm