Witches Allegedly Stole Penises and Kept Them as Pets in the Middle Ages

According to a 15th century guide to detecting and eradicating witchcraft, witches were capable of making penises vanish—and some even kept them in nests and fed them oats.
Callie Beusman

Spellbinding Photos of Witches at Work in Romania

Witchcraft is big business in the Eastern European country, and photographer Lucia Sekerková​ has documented its magical rise for seven years.
Isaine Blatry
Love Bites

A Witch's Guide to Cord Cutting, the Simple Ritual to Get Over Your Ex

Your step-by-step guide to a ritual that will help you let go of your ex, heal, and meet someone new.
Sophie Saint Thomas
thump news

Blink-182's Matt Skiba Said He Used Witchcraft to Sabotage Fyre Fest

"I consider myself a pagan and a witch. With every inch of my energy I wanted Fyre not to happen."
Alexander Iadarola

Did Twitter's CEO Ask Azaelia Banks for a Magical Amulet?

Some old tweets from the rapper seem to align with a mention in a Vanity Fair piece on Jack Dorsey, and witchcraft is afoot.
Taylor Hosking

Meet The People Trying to Keep Assam's ‘Witches’ Alive

Hunting the witch-hunters can be a deadly affair.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Canadian Woman Was Just Arrested and Charged with Witchcraft

Yes, Canada still has witchcraft laws, but they’re probably not what you think.
Mack Lamoureux
Important Questions Raised By...

We Asked a Witch If Beyoncé Could Be a Witch

Kimberly Thompson, a former drummer of Beyoncé's, filed a restraining order against the singer claiming she used "extreme witchcraft" against her.
Kristin Corry
Objectively Correct Lists

A Brief Timeline of Magic in Music

From Welsh witches to ambient incantations via David Bowie's goblin leggings.
Kamila Rymajdo

The Film Shedding Light on the Modern-Day Witch Hunts in Zambia

Rungano Nyoni’s debut film, "I Am Not A Witch," was the talk of Cannes. She explains how she used satire to depict the struggles of a child accused of witchcraft.
Sirin Kale
Black magic

The UN Will Hold Its First Meeting to Discuss Witchcraft-Related Violence

Every year, thousands of people are accused of witchcraft and face persecution, abuse, and even death. Now the United Nations is organizing to defend victims of witch hunts.
Caroline Kent
VICE Weekends Presented by Weis

We Asked an Urban Witch for Advice On What Spells To Cast In Summer

"​I believe that if we choose to tune in, the tools most potent for our healing will make themselves known to us."
Ariel Katz