Cult

Film

'Teeth' Is the Feminist Horror Classic That Men Tried to Sabotage

Its producer and director explain how the vagina dentata-themed movie overcame a bungled studio release to find cult acclaim among young women.
Sirin Kale
3.26.19
cults

What it Was Like Growing Up in the 'Children of God' Cult in Thailand

"There was a quiz in a magazine titled 'did you grow up in a cult?' I answered 'yes' to every question and realised the truth."
Mahmood Fazal
7.5.18
utopia

This Man Believes That Borobudur, the World's Biggest Buddhist Temple, Is Actually a UFO

And the craziest part is that Fahmi Basya's theories about Borobudur and King Solomon are actually gaining ground in some corners of Indonesia.
Adi Renaldi
4.16.18
It's the end of the world as we know it

Hanging Out With the Followers of Indonesia's Self-Proclaimed Doomsday Prophet

The world is going to end. It's bad news for most of us, but, for a select few, a ride on a UFO to a new Earth awaits.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
4.11.18
new cult

Meet the Indonesian Man Leading the Internet's Anti-Capitalist Cult

Muhammad Saleh Karaeng Sila has one mission: to save the country from the ills of capitalism with his co-op system, which may or may not be a total scam.
Adi Renaldi
2.28.18
Culture

A Cult Member Turned Expert Explains How Anyone Can Be Brainwashed

Alexandra Stein was brainwashed by a Marxist-Leninist sect as a young woman. Now she studies them for a living.
Kate Leaver
2.27.17
Broadly Presents

Inside The Weird World of an Islamic 'Feminist' Cult

Adnan Oktar is the most notorious cult leader in Turkey. In addition to introducing the world to his bizarre take on Islamic religion, the Muslim creationist credits himself with introducing his followers to feminism.
Meher Ahmad
12.2.16