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WATCH: Scientology Founder's Great-Grandson Blasts 'Cult Leader' L. Ron Hubbard In Explosive Performance

Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

Jamie DeWolf's last name isn't really DeWolf. The great-grandson of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, DeWolf is an outspoken critic of the contr...

Scientology Founder's Great Grandson Tells Horrifying Family Secrets

www.upworthy.com | Posted 01.09.2014 | Religion

If you want to know where that history comes from, look no further than the experiences of Jamie DeWolf, the great-grandson of L. Ron Hubbard, the fo...

DiffiCULT to Leave, a one-woman show

Pam Peterson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Pam Peterson

In her spirited one-woman show, "DiffiCult to leave," Roslyn Cohn uses song and narrative to recount her Scientology experiences. Alternatively hilarious and moving, the show is a first-hand account of the before and after of life in a cult... perhaps the largest, and most powerful, cult in contemporary times.

A Meeting of Cults: William Burroughs and Scientology

Jay Murphy | Posted 10.19.2013 | Books
Jay Murphy

Burroughs' involvement in Scientology has received only scant mention in the biographies that have appeared about him, so it has been left to David Wills to right the record in his Scientologist! Williams S. Burroughs and the Weird Cult.

Scientology: Scary or Sacred

Tom Alderman | Posted 04.14.2013 | Books
Tom Alderman

This is certainly not the first exposé of Scientology -- although it might qualify as the most abundant. Time magazine, CBS-TV, and NBC-TV are among the many who've taken on this most controversial of religions since its beginnings in the mid-1950s.

Great-Grandson Of Scientology Founder Makes Huge Accusation

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.25.2013 | Religion

The great-grandson of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard says that the Church of Scientology is one of the most “devious, systematic brainwashing sy...

Tom Cruise: 'The Front Of Scientology'

Posted 01.24.2013 | Celebrity

Tom Cruise is not just the face of Scientology. He is the church's most important member. In discussing his book "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywo...

Inside Scientology's 'Real-Estate Scam'

BuzzFeed | Alex Klein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Scientology leader David Miscavige has been trumpeting his church's “milestone year,” but the mysterious religion is alienating scores of its most...

Scientology Church Reportedly Has 'Alien Space Cathedral'

Lee Speigel | Posted 01.01.2013 | Weird News

In the New Mexico desert lies an allegedly secret Scientology installation that includes a huge message for extraterrestrials -- a crop circle-type de...

L. Ron Romney? What A Candidate's Reading List Says

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 12.12.2012 | Religion
Michael D'Antonio

With Ayn Rand lurking behind Paul Ryan's political agenda and about to invade our theaters, we all have a chance to consider the literary influences claimed by our candidates. In Mitt Romney's case, L. Ron Hubbard's dystopian "Battlefield Earth" wins the prize.

The Very Masterful Master

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 11.26.2012 | Entertainment
Lorraine Devon Wilke

The Master, while also ponderous, complex, intriguing and likely to win Oscars, stands out as a profound, artistic saga brought to seething life by performances so startling they stayed with me for days afterwards.

'The Master': A Movie Review

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

This is not a feel-good movie. But it is a master class in acting. It is a haunting fictional story that is all too true. As with great writing, it takes us into the labyrinth of human nature, rife with emotional hunger, desperation and rage.

Man Sues Scientology-Affiliated Clinic Over Attempted Suicide

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.25.2012 | Religion

A California man is suing a Scientology-based clinic that he said caused him to suffer "severe personal injuries," Court House News reports. Willia...

ReThink Review: The Master -- It's Amazing, But Barely About Scientology

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.18.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

A lot has been said about whether the Cause is code for Scientology. Anderson drew a lot of inspiration from L. Ron Hubbard and the origins of Scientology, but to say that The Master is about Scientology misses the point.

Tom Cruise Stiffed Caterer Of His Wedding, Caterer Claims

Posted 09.13.2012 | Small Business

Tom Cruise never paid the man who catered the actor's 1990 wedding to Nicole Kidman, according to the caterer’s first-hand account of the incident t...

The Weinstein Co. Reportedly Inundated With 'Strange Calls' From Angry Church Of Scientology Supporters

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.10.2012 | Religion

Paul Thomas Anderson's new drama "The Master" cleaned up at the Venice Film Festival this weekend, with both Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoeni...

Movie Review: The Master

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.10.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Given the evidence of The Master and his last film, There Will Be Blood, I'd offer this: Anderson seems bent on making movies that challenge the viewer to figure out what he's really about.

Great Grandson of Scientology Founder Blasts Church For Ruining His, TomKat's Family

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 07.27.2012 | Religion

The great-grandson of Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard has made no secret of his disgust for his famous relative's life's work. But in a n...

Robin Wilkey

PHOTOS: L. Ron Hubbard's Great Grandson On The Mutants Of Art And Why Scientology Sucks

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.06.2012 | San Francisco

Who: Tourettes Without Regrets founder Jamie DeWolf, the great-grandson of L. Ron Hubbard. Neighborhood: Oakland. Years in the Bay Area: Life. ...

Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes Split: Is Scientology To Blame?

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 09.04.2012 | Celebrity
Hayley Rose Horzepa

After five years of marriage, Katie Holmes plans to divorce Tom Cruise, and she's seeking sole custody of their daughter Suri, 5.

Rocket Man

Scott Hobbs | Posted 08.15.2012 | Weird News
Scott Hobbs

Sixty years ago on June 17, 1952, a brilliant young rocket scientist and occultist was killed in an explosion in Pasadena of origins that remain mysterious to this day.

Michelangelo Signorile

Iconic Transgender Writer Discusses Life In And Exit From The Church Of Scientology

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.05.2012 | Gay Voices

The groundbreaking transgender writer, activist and performance artist Kate Bornstein, speaking about her experiences in the Church of Scientology in ...

Public Charter School's Link To Scientology Sparks Controversy

Posted 04.29.2012 | Education

A public charter school in Clearwater, Fla. is being accused of using methods of Scientology in educating students. An in-depth report by the Tampa...

Scientology Church Too Greedy, Former Executive Says

Posted 01.04.2012 | Religion

Debbie Cook, a former executive with the Church of Scientology has revealed she believes the church has become greedy and corrupt under the leadership...

PHOTOS: 7 Things About Scientology That You Didn't Know

Janet Reitman | Posted 09.06.2011 | Books
Janet Reitman

It has been called a "cult" and even a "mafia" by its critics; to Scientologists it's "the fastest growing religion in the world." But what, beyond the media hype, is Scientology actually about?