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Pagan News Beagle: Airy Monday, May 9

An interviewer speaks with Eva Green about her role on Penny Dreadful and more. A stage writer best known for his work in the Harry Potter universe aims to bring the His Dark Materials series to the small screen. And tattoo artist Damien Echols talks about mixing magic and art. It's Airy Monday, our weekly segment on magic and religion in pop culture! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

Eva Green's drawn lots of accolades for her role as the witch Vanessa Ives in the TV series Penny Dreadful. And before that she'd played other sorcerous characters like Serafina Pekkala in The Golden Compass or Morgan le Fay in Camelot. But does Green herself have a bit of a witchy flair? Yes and no, as she explains in this interview with her for The Guardian.

Speaking of witches, it has been said that Charlize Theron stole the show as the evil Queen Ravenna in 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman. But how does the movie's sequel fare four years later, with her in focus? As long as you're willing to laugh and have fun with it, apparently alright.

Not all magic is dark however, as many Pagans know. Magic can be good too and rarely has good magic received such a strong following in popular culture as with the Harry Potter franchise. Now, the stage writer of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a stage sequel to the books and films, aims to bring another fantasy franchise to Hollywood. Specifically, the His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman.

If you've been following popular culture recently you may have heard about Paul Feig's remake of the 1980s comedy-horror Ghostbusters. You may also have heard how the film swaps the gender of the main cast, featuring four female leads with male supporting characters. Some people, needless to say, have not been pleased.

Lastly, we take a look at Damien Echols, one of the three artists making up the art group known as "The Hand." Damien Echols, at tattoo artist and former prisoner, talks with Gothic Beauty about his spiritual inspirations and artistic influences.

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