The diocese in Italy is training priests to meet increasing demand for exorcisms
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Friday 27 November 2009
A divorced father of three stabbed his mother 21 times after becoming convinced that she was a witch and had put a curse on him, a court heard today.
Sunday 08 November 2009
Too understated and unoriginal to find its way on to anyone's albums of the year lists, the second solo effort from the former Verbena (nope, never heard of them either) singer will, none the less, tickle these ears more frequently than many a "worthier" contender. It'sa gentle work of simplepleasures: Bondy's bruisedbut never broken voiceproviding the perfect foilfor his melancholic butnever miserable songs.Think Ryan Adams' Heartbreakerif it had songsabout vampires andwerewolves. True Bloodmakers take note.
Sunday 25 October 2009
Twelve people accused of promoting satanism have been arrested in northwest Iran, a newspaper reported today.
Sunday 25 October 2009
Annie Proulx's superlative writing is showcased once again in these moving, bittersweet tales of life in 19th-century and early 20th-century Wyoming.
Sunday 27 September 2009
A second collaboration between the Mazzy Star singer and her Bloody Valentine, Colm O Ciosoig.
Wednesday 26 August 2009
You're an evil stoat of a woman," complains Janet Horne's neighbour, who has accused her of witchcraft, "but you are an entertainment." Rona Munro's new play tells the story of the last Scottish witch-burning in 1727. Its debates on magic and power are rooted in the dynamics of a tiny, vividly drawn community.
Friday 31 July 2009
Lightning Dust is the side-project of Black Mountain's Amber Webber and Joshua Wells – not that you'd guess it from listening to their second album Infinite Light.
Wednesday 08 July 2009
A tourist attraction is advertising in the Jobcentre for a witch to live in one of its caves and is offering a £50,000 salary.
Friday 19 June 2009
The Game of Consequences is a fine generator of story: historical or literary personages can be slammed together for the sparks and banter. Most usually, the game slips into default setting and the plot consequence is that they Fight Crime. Less often, and more interestingly, imaginary conjunctions are the stuff of which a weird poetry is made, which illuminates both characters, and the age in which their careers can be made to overlap.
Tuesday 12 May 2009
Sunday 10 May 2009
"I've got to have something to hold on to," writes Anne Sexton in a poem forming the epigraph to this haunting memoir in which the turbulent world of emotion is described with admirable stylistic control. With a skilled touch, Merritt subtly unravels depression's "knot of contradictions", blending informative research with an insightful personal account in the vein of William Styron, Andrew Solomon, Lewis Wolpert and Elizabeth Wurtzel.
Friday 08 May 2009
Friday 08 May 2009
To partner his biography, Tristram Hunt introduces a new edition of this shattering masterpiece of reportage by Marx's patron and sidekick.
Thursday 19 March 2009
It is one of the most deeply rooted superstitions on the Right in Britain today that only Tories believe in a thorough, rigorous academic education for all. This view has no basis in reality, and is one of those little voodoo dolls created by partisans (people on the Left do it too, of course) to give their fellow ideologues something to stick their pins into, and thereby cohere around.
Thursday 12 March 2009
A university clerk accused of sucking the blood from the arm of a teenager he bit into has been cleared of assault.
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