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

We talked to self-proclaimed expert of the metaphysical Ki Narto after Indonesia's House of Representatives proposed a controversial set of laws to legislate the supernatural.
Bramaseta Janottama
12.20.16
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
6.27.16
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
Stuff

Vlach Magic, Murder, and Misunderstanding: Shedding Light on an Ancient Culture in Eastern Serbia

Vlach magic rituals are infamous throughout modern Serbia and the practice is often sensationalized in the country's media with particular emphasis on its dark side.
Will Cathcart
2.17.16
VICE INTL

The Truth Behind Serbia's Notorious Witchcraft Subculture

Vlach 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
2.11.16
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
Photo

Scenes from a Mexican Black Mass

For three days every March, witches and warlocks gather in Catemaco to burn pentagrams and summon the devil.
Vincent L. Long
8.19.15
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