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How a Secret Society That Brands Women Sold Empowerment

Before she was branded, former Nxivm member Sarah Edmondson thought she would change the world.
Sarah Berman
11.24.17
Your 2017 Guide to Cults and Fringe Religions
Your 2017 Guide to Cults and Fringe Religions

I Road-Tested Three Cults Around Melbourne

Am I a Moonie, a Scientologist, or a Hare Krishna?
Angela Skujins
9.28.17
Your 2017 Guide to Cults and Fringe Religions
Your 2017 Guide to Cults and Fringe Religions

Rare Photos From Jonestown, the Deadliest Cult in American History

A glimpse inside the lives of Jim Jones' 909 followers, before they "drank the Kool-Aid".
VICE Staff
9.27.17
Internet
Internet

How Cults Use YouTube for Recruitment

You can now unknowingly be recruited into a cult without leaving your home.
Mack Lamoureux
8.11.17
film
film

My Father Was Always a Mystery to Me, Then I Found Out He Was a Cult Leader

Kalina Bertin saw filmmaking as her chance to understand herself and her family through a man who was impossible to know in life.
Kalina Bertin
4.18.17
true crime
true crime

How Jim Jones Went from Civil Rights Leader to Cult Murderer

Before he was the notorious head of a murder-suicide cult, the Indiana preacher was a socialist who fought Jim Crow.
Seth Ferranti
4.11.17
cults
cults

The Heaven's Gate Nikes and the Sneakerheads Who Collect Them

From nondescript dad shoes to rare collectors item, all thanks to a mass suicide.
Justin Caffier
3.16.17
News
News

The Long Search for the Missing Child Brides of a Mormon Polygamist Sect

Inside the investigation into the cross-border pipeline used to transport the underage wives of FLDS leader Warren Jeffs.
Nate Carlisle
8.30.16
Vice Blog
Vice Blog

An Exclusive First Look Inside Emma Cline's 'The Girls'

Read an excerpt from Cline's mesmerizing debut novel about about teenage girls in a free love commune cult in 1969.
Emma Cline
6.9.16
INTERVIEWS
INTERVIEWS

Happy 50th Birthday, Church of Satan!

Satanism is basically atheism but with a cheeky bit of devil worship. We asked a Satanic Reverend to explain why it's more than just teenage angst.
Sam Rowe
4.29.16
vice shorts
vice shorts

Rare Recordings of Charles Manson Ranting About Our 'Brainwashed Society'

This short film contains some of the few audio recordings of Charles Manson since he's been incarcerated. It features the psychedelic art of Leah Shore and voice of Manson parsing everything from God to suicide.
Jeffrey Bowers
9.29.15
News
News

Vincent Bugliosi, the Beast of a Prosecutor Who Took Down Charles Manson, Is Dead

The man who put one of the most notorious figures of the 20th century behind bars recently passed away at the age of 80.
Benjamin Shapiro
6.11.15