Cult

crime

Heiress Clare Bronfman Pleads Guilty in NXIVM Case

The infamous self-help group’s founder Keith Raniere will stand trial alone on May 7.
Sarah Berman
4.19.19
Sex cult

NXIVM President and Heiress Arrested for Allegedly Running Illegal Pyramid Schemes

Clare Bronfman, Nancy Salzman and other so-called “sex cult” insiders have been charged with racketeering conspiracy.
Sarah Berman
7.24.18
Cult

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
7.11.18
Church

The Terrible Tales of a Lizard-Smoking, Blood-Drinking Satanic Cult in Aligarh

In a town with a reputation for religiousness, a group of Satan worshippers are among the faithful.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
6.11.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

That Alleged Nxivm Sex Cult Is Already Getting Its Own TV Show

The 'New York Times' exposé on the group is getting adapted into a one-hour scripted series.
Drew Schwartz
4.27.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

'Smallville' Actress Allison Mack Arrested for Ties with Alleged NXIVM Sex Cult

Mack was arrested on sex trafficking charges for allegedly blackmailing women into having sex with the group's leader, Keith Raniere.
Allie Conti
4.21.18
It's the end of the world as we know it

Hanging With the Followers of a Doomsday Cult in Indonesia

According to a woman named Lia Aminuddin, a UFO will save only true believers.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
4.12.18
Australia Today

Australian Bush Cult Family Face Court Over Incest Charges

Six years ago, NSW police discovered the Colt family living in squalid conditions. The story just got worse.
VICE Staff
4.6.18
Charles Manson

Remembering Charles Manson's Stab at Rock Stardom

The notorious cult leader – whose "family" killed seven people – has died aged 83.
Noisey
11.20.17
cults

The Tiny Pacific Island Where They Worship American Materialism

How the tiny Vanuatuan village of Tanna became devoted to a mythical American soldier named John Frum.
Maggie Coggan
10.3.17
Religion

A Day With the Australian Couple Who Say They're Jesus and Mary

We talked a lot about self-assurance.
Julian Morgans
9.26.17
In Memoriam

10 Thoughts on Holger Czukay, the Cosmic Dad Jokester of Krautrock, Who Is Dead Now

The 79-year-old co-founded the legendary German art-rock group Can, who produced some of the most influential music of the 70s and 80s.
Brandon Soderberg
9.6.17
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