Black magic

politics

'Cursed Coconuts' Are Yet Again Implicated in Maldivian Election Tampering

Four men were arrested this week under allegations that they had used black magic to influence the election process.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.22.18
Culture

Hanging Out With One of Indonesia's Celebrity Sorcerers

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

What We Can Learn from the Satanic Panic of the 1980s

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
6.28.16
Photo

Black Magic and Chicken Blood: Photos of My Week with the Witch Doctors

A gallery of photographer Olivia Acland's latest work from Sierra Leone.
Olivia Acland
3.14.16
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
12.9.15
Stuff

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

They wanted to smear paramilitary organisations and scare kids into staying indoors.
Yann Desfougères
10.2.15
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
7.9.15
Music

A Fist in the Face of God Presents... Full Speed Ahead Vol. 2

One hour and eight minutes of full frontal, kick-you-in-the-throat speed metal.
Dylan Hughes
3.11.15
News

Does Thailand Secretly Think Its Dictator Is an Idiot?

Here's some of the dumb stuff he's said since taking power.
Brendon Hong
11.3.14
Travel

I Had the Leader of ISIS Cursed by a Hong Kong Sorceress and It Almost Worked

"Villain hitting" is a uniquely Hong Kong combination of political defiance and local superstition.
Brendon Hong
9.10.14
Stuff

Meet The Wizard Behind the World's Only Real-Life Hogwarts

"Without pointy hats, we’re just old men with beards," says Oberon Zell-Ravenheart.
Mark Hay
7.25.14
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