scientology

Religion

This Guy Claims to Be the Reincarnation of L. Ron Hubbard

The 31-year-old has legally changed his name to Lafayette Ron Hubbard, but the official Church of Scientology isn't buying his story.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
2.8.19
one more time

I Finally Finished Watching 'Battlefield Earth' and Hoo Boy I Shouldn't Have

The big screen adaptation of a novel by the founder of Scientology is so bad it's almost impossible to laugh at.
Chris Feil
9.25.18
Television

I Watched Scientology TV for 24 Confusing Hours Straight

I learned that "the eighth dynamic is the urge towards existence as infinity" and also a lot of stuff about banjos.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
3.15.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

White House claws back call for new age limits on guns, Nepal plane crash kills almost 50, Kim Jong Un may seek peace treaty with US, and more.
VICE Staff
3.12.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

'That '70s Show' Star Kicked Off Netflix Show Amid Rape Allegations

Danny Masterson's character is being written out of 'The Ranch' after four women accused him of sexual assault.
Drew Schwartz
12.5.17
masochism

I Let My Instagram Followers Dictate My Life and Ended Up in Another Country

Via a Scientology center and a private event at a Russian art show.
Oobah Butler
10.23.17
Film

Louis Theroux Explains the Staged Realities of 'My Scientology Movie'

We talked to the iconic BBC documentary filmmaker about his unique approach to profiling Scientology.
Sarah Bellman
3.20.17
last week in art

China Canceled a Performance by a Tibetan Artist | Last Week in Art

Also in the news, an Iranian director smuggled his banned film out of the country and plans to show it for the first time in 26 years.
Nathaniel Ainley
3.6.17
Broadly

A Very Scientology Christmas: Inside L. Ron Hubbard's Winter Wonderland

Since 1983, the Church of Scientology has ran a Santa Claus photo-op on Hollywood Boulevard, where they hand out their founder's writings to visitors, but they deny using it to attract new members.
Mitchell Sunderland
12.22.16
Holidays

A Very Scientology Christmas: Inside L. Ron Hubbard's Winter Wonderland

Since 1983, the Church of Scientology has ran a Santa Claus photo-op on Hollywood Boulevard, where they hand out their founder's writings to visitors, but they deny using it to attract new members.
Mitchell Sunderland
12.22.16
Interview

Some Cults Are Actually Pretty Great For Women, Expert Says

A sociologist who has devoted her life to studying new religious movements—or cults, as they're more widely known—explains which movements offer women spiritual power and status, and which fit the negative stereotypes.
Steph Bowe
12.19.16
Broadly Meets

Ex-Scientology Leader and Trans Icon Kate Bornstein on What It Takes to Survive

Kate Bornstein once sailed around the globe as a captain in the sea organization of Scientology Church. When she was exiled, she became an underground queer artist, a transsexual icon, and one of the most important gender theorists in the world.
Broadly Staff
7.26.16
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