Making Friends Is Tough After You Leave a Cult

How Seven of Nine from ‘Star Trek Voyager’ spoke to my social dilemma.


This Aussie Cult Boss Was Allegedly Inspired by Russell Crowe in Gladiator

The leader of a cult in the Adelaide Hills made his followers salute him like Marcus Aurelius, a court has heard.


All the New Horror Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix Before Halloween

From standard teen slashers to cult classics and a horrifying baking show, here's everything you'll be streaming this fall.


Visiting Jonestown: Site of the Largest Murder-Suicide in Modern History

The cult compound where 918 people ended their lives is today in ruins.


I Followed the NXIVM 'Sex Cult' Diet for a Week

Then a nutritionist told me what it was doing to my brain.


Why It Took Me Five Years to Realize I Was in a Cult

A cult survivor outlines the anatomy of an indoctrination.


Yes, There Are Women-Led Cults

Meet Teal Swan, a YouTuber who proves selling salvation to desperate people is an equal opportunity racket.


Courts Are Rarely Kind to ‘Brainwashed’ Victims

Months ahead of the NXIVM sex trafficking trial, we take a look at how juries react to cults.


I Went to a Beach Party for Former Scientologists, Mormons, and Hasidic Jews

It turns out they have a lot in common with each other.


A Cult Expert Tells Us Why the NXIVM Story Is Far From Over

Federal charges against leader Keith Raniere and ‘Smallville’ actress Allison Mack won’t change the minds of some die-hard followers.


The Idyllic Restaurant Chain Owned by a Homophobic, Racist, Child-Beating Cult

They don't exactly advertise their beliefs on the menus.


I Was in the ‘Wild Wild Country’ Cult and I Loved It

Today, Raymond van Mil is a nightlife photographer in Amsterdam. But back in the 90s he was swami Antar Sangit and lived in Osho’s ashram in India.