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You Won’t Be Alone review – spellbinding tale of a body-switching witch

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In 19th century Macedonia, a witch roams the hills. She’s a ghoulish cautionary tale told to children, referred to as the wolf-eateress. But one day, to a new mother in an isolated house, she’s suddenly very real, hov...

Wolf Witch Giant Fairy review – endearing family folk opera with an ageless streak

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That’s three fairy-tale villains, right there in the title of Little Bulb’s new show, when most storytellers make do with one, but the only greediness here is that of Little Red Riding Hood’s nemesis. Staged at the Li...

Narnia by air: a flying lesson with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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Just before lift-off, I’m asked if I’ve ever done anything like this before. Following a nervous shake of my head, the news is broken that it “might feel quite unnatural”, but that we would be taking it slow. “Are you...

Excommunicated Spanish ‘witch’ village turns curse into tourist cash

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Tucked into the foothills of northern Spain, the village of Trasmoz attracts thousands of tourists each year. For many, the allure is not its half-ruined castle nor stunning mountain backdrop but rather a curious quir...

Woman condemned in Salem witch trials on verge of pardon 328 years later

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More than three centuries after a Massachusetts woman was convicted of witchcraft and sentenced to death, she’s finally on the verge of being exonerated – thanks to a curious eighth-grade civics class. State senator D...

The liar, the witch and the wardrobe – cartoon

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Boris Johnson, Priti Patel and the Conservative party give their own take on Narnia• You can order your copy of this cartoon

Bar des Prés, London W1: ‘The £8 vanilla-flavoured mash reawakened my inner witch’ – restaurant review

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Although my restaurant columns have taken on an increasingly taut, Pollyanna-ish “I’m just glad to be out of the house” tone over the past three months, I think Bar des Prés in Mayfair has finally broken me. It was so...

Earwig and the Witch review – Studio Ghibli’s CGI debut fails to enchant

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Directed by Gorō Miyazaki, son of Hayao, Studio Ghibli’s first feature-length foray into computer-generated animation has a clunkiness to it. With her grumpy expression, mismatched socks and pigtails pricked up like a...

Earwig and the Witch review – a disappointing CGI debut for Studio Ghibli

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Eighty-year-old animation legend Hayao Miyazaki once described computer-generated imagery as “thin, shallow, fake”. Now Studio Ghibli has made its first ever fully CG feature, and it’s, well, erm … The politest thing ...

Norway’s witch trials: the woman killed for a fatal storm

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Exactly 400 years ago, a violent storm proved deadly to a woman who did not even witness it. This was the outcome of one of the biggest witch trials in Scandinavian history, in the Norwegian fishing community of Vardø...

The Reckoning review – witch movie descends into misogynistic torture ordeal

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Here’s a deeply unpleasant and misogynistic horror about a woman accused of witchcraft, made in the image of Game of Thrones by British film-maker Neil Marshall (who has directed episodes of GoT). It starts off inoffe...

Whitmer won’t go ‘punch for punch’ with Republican who called her a witch

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Gretchen Whitmer, the governor of Michigan, will not “go punch for punch” with Republican leaders in the state who have attacked her in misogynistic terms, one going so far as to call Whitmer and two other leading Dem...

WandaVision finale: the Scarlet Witch arrives, will the MCU survive?

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Spoiler alert: This blog is for people watching WandaVision on Disney+. Do not read on unless you have watched episodes one to nine. In the end it had to go this way. The marriage to Vision, the babies that arrived i...