The word's oldest dog, a dachshund named Chanel, has passed away at the age of 21-- which is 147 in dog years! The pet had cataracts but was otherwise in good health. More here.
Author and researcher Mitch Horowitz discussed the growing popularity of witchcraft, and the worldwide revival of Wicca and pagan traditions. Yet, with this upsurge, there has been an unfortunate growing wave of violence against witches. Followed by Open Lines in the latter half.