Archives: witchcraft

Which is Witch: Re-examining the Salem Trials

Most of us know something of the panic that swept across Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, resulting in the execution of 19 women accused of witchcraft. But the events seem to conjure movie scenes and stereotypes. This hour, we’ll examine the story’s context through the lives of six women on trial, representing a crisis that still looms large.

Salem to Broadway: Witches in the Media

Glamour’s face is changing. Its darker, pointier, greener… Pretty women have always been said to “cast a spell,” but now witchy-chic style is appearing in high fashion houses of Paris. This hour we ask: Are witches the new vampires? We’ll talk about witchcraft’s glamorous early roots, and examine it as a powerful marketing tool, today.