cults

Money

The NXIVM 'Sex Cult' Story Keeps Getting More Disturbing

Lauren Salzman testified that Keith Raniere envisioned thousands of "slaves" and even one of them running for office.
Sarah Berman
2 days ago
money-scams

An Ex-Prosecutor Breaks Down the 'Sex Cult' Trafficking Case Against NXIVM Leader Keith Raniere

The broad strokes of the celebrity trial are not all that different from cases against street-level pimps.
Sarah Berman
5.15.19
crime

'Smallville’ Actress Allison Mack Pleads Guilty to Racketeering

“I have come to the conclusion that I must take full responsibility for my conduct and that’s why I am pleading guilty today.”
Sarah Berman
4.8.19
crime

‘Slave’ to NXIVM ‘Sex Cult’ Leader Pleads Guilty to Racketeering

Lauren Salzman, recruiter for a secret group that allegedly branded women, entered a sealed plea Monday.
Sarah Berman
3.29.19
Views My Own

Making Friends Is Tough After You Leave a Cult

How Seven of Nine from ‘Star Trek Voyager’ spoke to my social dilemma.
Star Spider
3.26.19
The believers

The Controversial Guru Who Wants to 'Upgrade Civilization'

To his devout followers, Bentinho Massaro is an inspiration—but his critics have accused him of “cult-like” practices and peddling fringe conspiracy theories.
VICE Staff
2.13.19
scams

How to Get a Friend Out of an MLM

There are definitely some giant mistakes you shouldn't make.
Caroline Thompson
10.22.18
Comics!

'Midsummer,' Today's Comic by Erik Svetoft

Creepy cults and arguing brothers are taking over this summery island.
Erik Svetoft
10.18.18
cults

The Alleged Plot to Put NXIVM’s Critics in a Mexican Prison

The FBI is continuing an investigation into a self-help group accused of sex trafficking, racketeering, and other crimes.
Sarah Berman
9.26.18
Culture

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.
Beckett Mufson
9.25.18
cults

How NXIVM Ripped Through This Group of Canadian Actors

“It was like being invited to an Oscar party.”
Sarah Berman
9.12.18
entertainment

A Deep Dive into the Absolutely Ridiculous World of Roku Channels

Cults, dogs, foot fetishists—there's a channel for everyone on Roku.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
9.12.18
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