Cult

7.24.18

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.

7.20.18

A Tesla Is Not Just a Car for Elon Musk’s Superfans

As electric-vehicle rebates dry up, would-be Tesla owners are facing an existential crisis.

7.13.18

When I Met the Now-Arrested Leader of a 'Feminist' Cult and His 'Kittens'

After the recent news of Turkish televangelist Adnan Oktar's arrest for fraud, sexual assault, and espionage, I look back on what it was like to meet him and the women of his "Islamic Creationist" cult, known as his "kittens."

6.11.18

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.

4.27.18

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.

4.20.18

'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.

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4.11.18

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.

3.30.18

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.

11.27.17

The Obscure 4chan Religion That Promises a Cyberpunk Afterlife

Anime cult or 4chan prank? Unravelling the mystery of systemspace.

11.6.17

'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.

9.6.17

10 Thoughts on Holger Czukay, the Cosmic Dad Jokester of Krautrock, Who Is Dead Now

The 79-year-old co-founded the legendary German art-rock group Can, who produced some of the most influential music of the 70s and 80s.

7.17.17

Parents accuse R. Kelly of holding their daughters in abusive cult

“You have to ask for food. You have to ask to go use the bathroom,” said one of Kelly's former associates.

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