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Mitt Romney and Zach Braff Are Related to the Same [Accused] Witch Mitt Romney and Zach Braff Are Related to the Same [Accused] Witch

TMZ uncovered some startling new information about former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and actor/writer/director Zach Braff that could explain both the 2012 presidential election and the 2004 film Garden State: they’re both related to the same witch. Or, accused witch.

Cotton Mather, the Salem Witch Trials, and Our Miserable Present  Cotton Mather, the Salem Witch Trials, and Our Miserable Present 

A few days after the election, I attended a panel on witch hunts. It felt appropriate—after all, this was the year of “Lock her up” and “Trump that bitch,” when a topless Hillary Clinton effigy was hung atop a crane in Oregon and individual members of the media were targeted and harassed. In the month following Donald…

A Journey To the Center of The Witch, Salem, and Criticism A Journey To the Center of The Witch, Salem, and Criticism

When people think about Salem, Massachusetts, they think about witches, and that’s fucked up, if you think about it. Looking back on the Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693, in which 24 people were executed after being falsely accused of witchcraft, the town should be defined by its absence of witches. Lacking witches…

Witch Priestess Takes Warlock to Court for Harassment  Witch Priestess Takes Warlock to Court for Harassment 

Keeping with the spirit of the season, the Associated Press brings us the story witch priestess Lori Sforza and warlock Christian Day. Sforza who, in addition to her duties of a witch priestess at a “pagan church,” is the owner of a witchcraft shop in Salem, Massachusetts. She claims that Day, a warlock and owner of…

Searching For the Dead in Witch City: A Weekend in Salem, Mass. Searching For the Dead in Witch City: A Weekend in Salem, Mass.

"You're gonna have a great time in Salem," the Boston rental car employee says as she hands me the keys to a weak-engined Chevy. "It's fun around Halloween, but do me a favor."

The Truth About Witches: An Interview with Katherine Howe The Truth About Witches: An Interview with Katherine Howe

Katherine Howe is a New York Times bestselling author who recently edited The Penguin Book of Witches, a primary-source reader about witches and witch-hunting ranging from the medieval period into the early eighteenth century.

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