Black magic

Culture

Hanging Out With One of Indonesia's Celebrity Sorcerers

Self-proclaimed expert of the metaphysical Ki Narto told me about the time he visualized a man's death.
Bramaseta Janottama
12.19.16
Culture

Is Satan Still a Big Deal in 2016?

We caught up with the team behind the surprise hit, Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s, about our obsession with the devil.
Robert Dayton
6.27.16
Film

An Interview with Eva Green, Hollywood's Go-to Goth

We talked to the star of 'The Dreamers,' 'Casino Royale,' and 'Penny Dreadful' about being typecast as mysterious and battling her own demons.
Rebecca Nicholson
4.28.16
Photo

Black Magic and Chicken Blood: Photos of My Week with Sierra Leone's Witch Doctors

A gallery of photographer Olivia Acland's latest work from Sierra Leone where she visited doctors that use a combination of black magic and herbal medicines to cure the sick.
Olivia Acland
3.14.16
VICE INTL

The Truth Behind Serbia's Notorious Witchcraft Subculture

Vlatch magic is an integral part in everyday life in eastern Serbia, but the country's mainstream media has linked the practice to mass killings and crime across the country. Is there any truth to those claims?
VICE Staff
2.12.16
Travel

The Tragedy of Witch Hunts in Rural Cambodia

The sad, but not uncommon, tale of an elderly healer who was murdered with an axe.
George Wright and Ben Sokhean
12.8.15
Stuff

How the British Army Spread Rumors of Black Magic and Witchcraft in 1970s Northern Ireland

They wanted to smear paramilitary organizations and scare kids into staying indoors.
Yann Desfougères
10.4.15
Stuff

Thai Villagers Are Using Facebook to Make Witchcraft Accusations Go Viral

A post accusing a woman of summoning a ghost that eats its victims from the inside out racked up three million views.
Sally Mairs
9.25.15
Premieres

Keyes Debut Single "Black Magic" Will Positively Drag You out of Bed

Nothing like a good pop song in the morning.
Noisey Staff
8.24.15
MEXICALIA

Mexico's Land of Sorcerers

We went down to Catemaco, Mexico—the Disneyland of satanic tourists—to check out all the chicken killing, voodoo dolls, and spirit possessions the town had to offer.
VICE Staff
7.8.15
News

The Islamic State’s War on Magic

When they're not busy fighting a war in Iraq and Syria, ISIS militants have been known to attack journalists, travellers, and gay people. Now they're adding magicians to the list.
Nick Rose
1.30.15
Premieres

Premiere: Latasha Alcindor's Video For "Bee Em (Black Magic)" Calls Out The Hard Facts About Cultural Appropriation

Latasha Alcindor's "Bee Em (Black Magic)" flips the bird to cultural appropriation and racial prejudice.
Noisey Canada Staff
1.7.15
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