cults

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Leader of Australian Cult the ‘Ideal Human Environment’ Has Been Jailed for Sexual Abuse

James "Taipan" Salerno founded the cult in the early 80s. Yesterday, he was found guilty of repeatedly sexually abusing a young member.
Gavin Butler
7.31.19
Fashion

Are Monochromatic Sweatsuits Athleisure’s—and Our—Final Form?

Entireworld’s rainbow-hued sweats read like a uniform for the end of the damn world.
Eileen Cartter
6.18.19
money-scams

'I Was Gone from the World and Nobody Noticed': One Woman's Story of Being Trapped by NXIVM

"I remember scratching down my arms and wanting to scream."
Sarah Berman
5.30.19
Religion

I Road-Tested Three Cults Around Melbourne

Am I a Moonie, a Scientologist, or a Hare Krishna?
Angela Skujins
5.27.19
Religion

Wait a Minute, is Satanism Actually Really Great?

A weak but all-round enjoyable investigation.
Issy Beech
5.27.19
Religion

How a Brisbane Artist Became a Priest for a UFO Pleasure Cult

Luke Roberts is a Raelian: "the only religion with female, gay, and transgender priests."
Julian Morgans
5.27.19
money-scams

How Three Teen Sisters Were Allegedly Groomed into NXIVM Leader Keith Raniere's 'Sex Cult'

The self-help guru presented himself as a genius tutor and mentor who could help them deal with their parents' separation.
Sarah Berman
5.25.19
Money

The NXIVM 'Sex Cult' Story Keeps Getting More Disturbing

Lauren Salzman testified that Keith Raniere envisioned thousands of "slaves" and even one of them running for office.
Sarah Berman
5.20.19
money-scams

An Ex-Prosecutor Breaks Down the 'Sex Cult' Trafficking Case Against NXIVM Leader Keith Raniere

The broad strokes of the celebrity trial are not all that different from cases against street-level pimps.
Sarah Berman
5.16.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Scientology is Allegedly Being Taught at Schools in Samoa

Books by L Ron Hubbard are being used in at least six schools in the Pacific island nation.
Gavin Butler
5.7.19
crime

‘Slave’ to NXIVM ‘Sex Cult’ Leader Pleads Guilty to Racketeering

Lauren Salzman, recruiter for a secret group that allegedly branded women, entered a sealed plea Monday.
Sarah Berman
3.31.19
News

Priyanka Chopra Is Making a Wild, Wild Country Movie

The actress will produce the film with Barry Levinson, and likely play everyone's favorite terrorist Ma Anand Sheela.
Nicole DeMarco
2.1.19
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