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  1. streaming
    Blumhouse Is Adapting New York Magazine’s Sarah Lawrence Cult StoryReed Morano will direct the series for Amazon.
  2. crime
    The Alleged Mastermind of the Sarah Lawrence ‘Cult’ Has Been ChargedThe federal prosecution of Larry Ray stemmed from a New York investigative story.
  3. nxivm
    What It Was Like to Date a Cult LeaderToni Natalie dated Keith Raniere in the years before he formed NXIVM. Her book about that experience, called The Program, is out now.
  4. science of us
    What Kind of Person Would Join a Sex Cult?Cult expert Janja Lalich explains the draw of Keith Raniere, the leader of the sex cult known as NXIVM.
  5. the law
    Allison Mack and Seagram’s Heiress Have BFF Reunion at Court TodayThe sex-cult case is expected to go to trial soon.
  6. tv
    Riverdale Recruits Chad Michael Murray to Be Their Friendly Local Cult LeaderThe One Tree Hill actor will star as new-age guru Edgar Evernever, and based on his last name alone, you know he’s up to no good.
  7. fixations
    I Think About This a Lot: The Beauty Habits of This Possible Cult LeaderTeal Swan is a controversial self-made guru who calls herself “the spiritual catalyst” — but what I can’t stop thinking about are her pores.
  8. wild wild country
    When You Find Out Your Parents Met in a CultAll thanks to Netflix’s Wild Wild Country.
  9. cults
    Allison Mack’s Sex Cult, NXIVM, Is Getting a DocumentaryPsych actress and former member Sarah Edmondson will be starring in it.
  10. behind the scenes
    Bhagwan’s Doctor Gives His Take on Wild Wild CountryAnd that time Sheela tried to have him killed.
  11. true crime
    Actress Denies Claims She Was a Recruiter for Alleged ‘Sex Cult’“The accusations that I was in the ‘inner circle’ or recruited women as ‘sex slaves’ are blatantly false.”
  12. true crime
    Founder of Alleged ‘Sex Cult’ Arrested and Charged With Sex TraffickingWomen in Nxivm were reportedly branded and referred to as “slaves.”
  13. self-help
    Man Claims Self-Help Group He Joined Is Actually a Sex CultA new lawsuit alleges Gratitude Training, which offers personal development seminars, is a cult.
  14. ask an expert
    R. Kelly’s Latest Legal Trouble, ExplainedWith Kelly accused of running a “sex cult,” he could be headed for another legal battle.
  15. profile
    The Culthopping Twins Who Have Been Evangelicals, Rappers, and Digital NomadsThey’ve been juicers, rappers, Evangelicals. One ran for Congress. But no matter where these brothers go, they can’t quite seem to fit in.
  16. explainer
    What Exactly Do The Path’s Meyerists Believe In?Here’s everything you need to know about the religion-cult hybrid.
  17. upstate
    Teens Tried to Leave Upstate Church Before Fatal Beating Their mother’s lawyer alleges her sons were viciously beaten for being child molesters.
  18. apocalypse later
    What Happens When the World Doesn’t EndHow doomsday cults regroup after a failed prophecy. 
  19. cults
    What’s Your Spin Instructor Like Outside of Class?Thanks to E!, we’re about to find out.
  20. cults
    Andrew Keegan’s Cult Served Illegal Kombucha Pretty much the most L.A. thing to ever happen in L.A.
  21. cults
    The FLOTUS Enjoys Workout Cults As Much As You DoMaybe she’ll try Barry’s next!
  22. first person
    I Grew Up in a Cult. Here’s What Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Gets Right.Kimmy’s enthusiasm might seem questionable, but it’s not.
  23. cults
    SoulCycle Promotes Bloodlust Among RidersRide (in front) or die.
  24. 10 commandants i hate about you
    Your ’90s Crush Object Has Started a Straight-Up CultWorship at the religion of Andrew Keegan.
  25. look of the day
    Kesha Wore a Catsuit on Good Morning America“Kitty cat cult gear.”
  26. cults
    Craft All You Want, You’ll Never Be Martha StewartThe Martha complex.
  27. The Apple Orchard Kids, by Caitlin KeanI tried to tell them that we were too old to go apple-picking, but did they listen? No. They made me pack up that Sunday and head out to old […]
  28. celebrity revelations
    Michelle Pfeiffer Accidentally Joined a Cult But maybe it was just a gym?
  29. radio vulture
    Jody Rosen’s Songs of the Week: Future, Cults, and Cage the ElephantHonesty, you see, is Future’s policy.
  30. cults
    SoulCycle Will Soon Take Even More of Your MoneyYou just can’t help it.
  31. religion
    Swastika Rehabilitation Day Fails AgainThe Raelian UFO cult is behind the futile campaign.
  32. cults
    Watch Cults on Yo Gabba Gabba!Is appearing on a children’s TV show too mainstream if the show is weirder than the band?
  33. cults
    Flying Saucer Cults and the American Sprawl: How Preston Miller Made God’s Land for $30,000A movie documenting the “God Saves the Earth Flying Saucer Foundation,” whose leader wears a ring said to contain a rocket ship capable of carrying 100,000 believers into space.
  34. clickables
    Watch the Predictable But Weird Jonestown Video for Cults’ ‘Go Outside’Huh, this feels weird.
  35. chat room
    Cults’ Brian Oblivion on Sudden Indie-Rock Fame, Dating Your Singer, and How His Band Is Just Like Spinal Tap“The reason our band is doing well is because we decided to say ‘fuck you’ to that attitude.”
  36. clickables
    Stream the Latest My Morning Jacket Album, CircuitalPlus: Death Cab for Cutie and Cults!
  37. clickables
    See Cults’ ‘Abducted’ Video, With a Twist EndingWe hope ‘The Killing’ ends like this, too.
  38. clickables
    Stream the Cults’ Dreamy New Single, ‘You Know What I Mean’Cults’ self-titled debut album is out May 31.
  39. cults
    Marc Jacobs: Louis Vuitton Customers Are ‘Almost Crazy’So that explains why the label is doing so well in These Times.
  40. cults
    Ashton Kutcher Takes On Ted Turner in Million-Man Tweet-OffSomething about this sure seems ominous to us.
  41. in other news
    This Week, It’s Jim Jones Versus Jim Jones There’s a new documentary out on the Jonestown massacre called Jonestown: The Life and Death of People’s Temple, and it’s at the Quad on West 13th Street this week. At the same time, there’s also a new album, released yesterday, from the unfortunately monikered Harlem rapper Jim Jones. One Jim Jones led the biggest mass suicide in history. The other Jim Jones has his track “We Fly High” — with its ubiquitous call to arms, “Ballin’!” — blasting out of nearly every car stereo in the city. Is the new Jones overtaking the old one? We consider …