Free speech advocate who popularized ‘groomer’ slur wants to suppress a photo of him with a sex cult member
James Lindsay is calling on his followers to report people who share a picture of him with a NXIVM member.
On Nov 29, 2022 by Claire Goforth
‘I am branded like a cow’: TikToker accused of targeting ‘big, beautiful’ Black women for kink ‘cult’
Women say Angela Vandusen used TikTok to groom victims.
On Dec 2, 2021 by Samira Sadeque
TikTok ‘cult’ wars started with a woman in a chicken suit
TikTok is a battleground—and Mother Hen is winning the war.
On May 26, 2020 by Trinady Joslin
Did you know ‘Go Topless Day’ was created by a man?
The spiritual leader simply known as Rael also believes we were created by aliens—and has been accused of child abuse.
On Aug 28, 2016 by Mary Emily O'Hara
Is the underwhelming Apple Watch the end of the company’s diehard cult?
This could be Apple's biggest test yet.
On Apr 30, 2015 by Chris Osterndorf
5 crazy Scientology scandals that don’t appear in ‘Going Clear’
Filmmaker Alex Gibney could have made a whole miniseries with this stuff.
On Mar 30, 2015 by Miles Klee
CrossFit’s takeover is bad for fitness
It's not just that CrossFit is physically dangerous—the rhetoric is just as damaging.
On Jan 17, 2015 by Rebecca Vipond Brink
Adult Swim’s ‘Too Many Cooks’ parody short is taking the Internet by storm
See the short that's instantly developed a cult following.
On Nov 7, 2014 by [email protected]
Inside the cult of Apple worship
In bowing to the Apple gods, what are we all really buying into?
On Sep 25, 2014 by Chris Osterndorf
How to be a Juggalo in 2014
The Internet loves to dogpile on ICP, but the band's devoted fanbase—online and off—isn't going anywhere.
On Aug 11, 2014 by [email protected]
Behind Gor, a ‘slave master’ subculture of sexual deviance
John Thompson's epic Gor series has inspired an alternative, coded lifestyle with a heirarchy dominated by strong males.
On Mar 31, 2014 by Jeremy Wilson
Rifftrax kicks it MST3k-style with a return to TV for April Fools
Get ready to party like it's 1999, Rifftrax and MST3K fans—Mike, Bill, and Kevin are coming back to TV for an April Fool's Day stint on National Geographic.
On Mar 19, 2014 by Aja Romano