cults

3.27.19

Making Friends Is Tough After You Leave a Cult

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

10.20.18

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.

9.26.18

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.

9.7.18

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

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

8.17.18

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

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

8.10.18

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

A cult survivor outlines the anatomy of an indoctrination.

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8.1.18

Yes, There Are Women-Led Cults

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

7.10.18

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.

7.1.18

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.

5.23.18

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.

5.1.18

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

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

4.29.18

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.

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