the witches

  • I Visited a Forest-Dwelling Witch to Cure My Crushing Existential Dread

    I have been drinking Susun Weed's calming herbal tinctures for months in an attempt to stave off my impending mental breakdown. But I knew it was not enough; I needed to meet the wood witch to receive her blessings directly.

  • What Really Happened in Salem

    In Stacy Schiff's new comprehensive account of the 1692 Salem witch trials, "The Witches," female sexuality and empowerment get burned at the stake. We talked to the author about why teenagers lied, why witches confessed, and "the riddle of women in...