Sophie Grove

'Witches'

Accusations of sorcery still drive women from their homes in Africa.

Damien Hirst Nets Record at Sotheby's Auction

As the bidding started at Damien Hirst's historic auction in London on Sept. 15 (Sotheby's first ever of a single living artist), the specter of failing financial markets hardly discouraged collectors: Hirst's formaldehyde-preserved animals and diamond-encrusted butterflies netted a staggering $200.7 million, breaking the house's record for a single-artist auction (set in 1993 when a Picasso sale raised $32 million), and making Hirst seem like a better bet than the FTSE.The event broke with...