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2014-05-05 20:23:59

-- Ten All-New Episodes Remain This Season, Sundays at 10:00 PM ET -- LOS ANGELES, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WGN America has picked up a second season of its first original, scripted drama "Salem," it was announced today by Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios. "Salem," which is being renewed three episodes into its first season, is produced by Fox 21 and co-created and written by Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, who also serve as executive...

Grassroots Women’s Groups Target Witch Hunts
2012-09-04 10:31:04

Witch hunts are common and sometimes deadly in the tea plantations of Jalpaiguri, India. But a surprising source — small groups of women who meet through a government loan program — has achieved some success in preventing the longstanding practice, a Michigan State University sociologist found. Soma Chaudhuri spent seven months studying witch hunts in her native India and discovered that the economic self-help groups have made it part of their agenda to defend their fellow...

2008-11-18 10:36:31

A help-wanted ad for 20 witches isn't conjuring up controversy, just jobs, a Swedish company says. Haxriket i Norden, based in Ahus, Sweden, is advertising its witch hunt to place five witches each of its in four locations, The Local Reported. Among the required skills: contact the other side, runes, tarots, crystals, herbs, rituals, exorcism, meditation, personal coaching and more, as well as a telephone land-line and Internet connection. The jobs opened up after an internal shake-up in...

2008-11-02 09:00:10

MSNBC Films and sales agent Submarine Entertainment say they have finalized their distribution deal for the U.S. documentary "Witch Hunt." Dana Nachman and Don Hardy's film was executive produced and narrated by Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn. The documentary is about eight parents in Bakersfield, Calif., who in 1984 "were falsely accused and convicted of child molestation by an overzealous district attorney" and the impact it had on all their lives, the companies said. The film has...


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