The “cult” claims about a TikTok-famous set of performers shocked everyone — except L.A.’s dancefluencer community.
LuLaRich is a four-part docuseries that chronicles the unraveling of LuLaRoe. Known for their buttery soft leggings, the infamous multi-level marketing company went viral promising young mothers a work-from-home salvation. LuLaRoe’s eccentric founders recruited an astonishing army of independent retailers
The Church of Scientology’s New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project, led by Tom Cruise and supported by Trump, treated 9/11 first responders with its “Purification Rundown.”
In the early 2000s, when connecting with other fans of Final Fantasy VII, a young person is invited to live with others in the fandom, but things quickly turn dour. content warnings: abuse, unsanitary
Sarah Green escaped her mother’s cult 22 years ago. She still thinks about those she left behind. (content warning: sexual abuse, physical abuse)
A story of idealism and desire, of Californian sex communes….and three-hour orgasms Content warnings for sexual assault
As some of the leading lights of the wellness sector face allegations of sexual misconduct, Olivia Petter examines the consequences of cult-like mentalities that have become synonymous with the industry Content warnings: sexual assault mentions.
A close look at the earliest days of QAnon, showing Q’s origins in, and relationship to, broader 4chan culture. WARNING: primary sources may be vile. Content warnings: antisemitism & antisemitic slurs, racism & racist slurs, violence
Multi Level Marketing (MLM) schemes are a drain on our society. Its participants either build the pyramid taller, or get squashed by it.