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

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
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
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

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

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
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

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
the vice reader

Alexandra Kleeman's Debut Novel 'You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine' Charts New Dystopian Territory

We met the novelist to talk about Philip K. Dick, roommate dynamics, and gender in paranoid, postmodern-y works.
Dan Duray

Into the Freezone: Practicing Scientology Outside of the Church

They believe in L. Ron Hubbard's teachings and dianetics. They just don't believe in the Church itself.
Luke Winkie

Meet the Struggling South African Cult That Tried to Kill Demon Hitler

Bernard Poolman tried to fashion himself as the next L. Ron Hubbard and failed gloriously.
River Donaghey

The Church of Scientology Is Hilariously Bad at Online Damage Control

You'd think that an organization with so much money would have a better PR strategy than throwing out a few Google ads and making a combative Twitter account, but you'd be wrong.
Jonathan Lambert