l. ron hubbard
This Guy Claims to Be the Reincarnation of L. Ron Hubbard
The 31-year-old has legally changed his name to Lafayette Ron Hubbard, but the official Church of Scientology isn't buying his story.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
The Fight to Preserve the House of the Man Who Invented Sci-Fi
Forrest J. Ackerman, the late literary agent to writers like Ray Bradbury and L. Ron Hubbard, held a trove of sci-fi artifacts in his LA home. Now, his fans are vying to save it from being turned into a parking lot.
Meet the Struggling South African Cult That Tried to Kill Demon Hitler
Bernard Poolman tried to fashion himself as the next L. Ron Hubbard and failed gloriously.
We Went to the World’s Largest Anti-Scientology Conference
It was an experience that was equal parts anger and paranoia.
Talking to Marty Rathbun, Former Senior Executive of the Church of Scientology
We discuss his Scientology past, auditing, and the harassment techniques allegedly used by the church.
I Took a Tour of Scientology's Los Angeles (and It Was Pretty Creepy)
At one of the places I visited I the cashier called me by my first name, despite the fact that I had never met her in my entire life.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
Meet the Hairdresser Who Claims Scientology Is Trying to Ruin Her Business
There's a hair salon 350 feet from the world famous, sky blue Scientology building in Los Angeles where ex-Scientologist Lynn Campbell helps the shaggy, as well as those who are questioning their faith.
The Harry Potter Fan Fiction Author Who Wants to Make Everyone a Little More Rational
"Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality," by AI specialist Eliezer Yudkowsky, has commanded a sprawling, cult-like international fan base thanks to its message of rational thinking.
Scientology Is Struggling to Crack the UK
Scientology has always been a poor fit for the UK. It’s a phenomenon better suited to wealthy, tanned Americans who’ve spent their entire lives being told they can be anything they want to be if they throw enough money around
The Grievous Sins Issue
Scientology Hates Psychology, Especially If You're from Taiwan and Living in Australia
Scientology’s hatred of psychiatry and psychology has been well documented, but what happens when one of their members has a breakdown? I spoke to “John,” an ex-Scientologist to find out more.