Sex cult

Four NXIVM 'Sex Cult' Members Have Been Arrested on Racketeering Charges

Clare Bronfman, Nancy Salzman, and other NXIVM insiders were taken down for allegedly running pyramid schemes.
Sarah Berman

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

In a town with a reputation for religiousness, a group of Satan worshippers are among the faithful.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
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
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
It's the end of the world as we know it

I Hung Out with Followers of Indonesia's Self-Proclaimed Doomsday Prophet

The world is going to end. It's bad news for most of us, but, for a select few, a ride on a UFO to a new planet awaits.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja

The Venezuelan Ceremony Where Spirits Take Over the Living

VICE trekked to Venezuela for Baile en Candela, a yearly spiritual ceremony where people use blood, fire, and age-old rituals to channel the spirits of the dead.
VICE Staff

'Daria Koshkina's 24-Hour Comic,' Today's Comic by Daria Koshkina

A four-eyed girl questions her place in the universe in this 24-page comic created in 24 hours.
Daria Koshkina
Dance Film

Dancers Writhe, Rot, and Resurrect in a Creepy Russian Art Film

An exploration of decay and rebirth juxtaposed with natural imagery make this film mesmerizingly eerie.
Anya Tchoupakov
the chosen ones

Why the World Is Still Fascinated with Astrology

In this episode of 'The Chosen Ones,' host Gavin Haynes dives into the world of horoscope-obsessed astrologists to discover his destiny as a Scorpio.
VICE Staff
VICE Guided Tours

Visiting the Vegan Restaurant Chain Owned by a Cult

The Loving Hut is an international chain of more than 140 restaurants, which has been called the fastest-growing vegan franchise in the world and many consider to be operated by a cult.
Justin Caffier

I Grew Up in a Cult-y Christian Community and Lost My Faith Because of It

Singer Joseph Coward was brought up as part of a church known then as New Frontiers International. His experience was one of homophobia, control tactics, and a system that bore "all the calling cards of a cult."
Joseph Coward, as told to Cherry Casey

Watch: The Flying Lotus-Scored Short Film Hits the Web

Filmmaker Eddie Alcazar’s ‘FUCKKKYOUUU’ is a tale of time travel, gender identity, and metamorphosis.
DJ Pangburn