Cults and extreme beliefs fascinate us because we are all susceptible to their pull. Cult Week explores these stories — and the liminal spaces between the real and the imaginary.
Happy Science is an ultra-nationalist New Religious group that uses the media, a political party, and educational institutions to further its controversial belief system.
You need to watch the best cult thriller of the year on Netflix ASAP
How one Ancient Greek thinker revolutionized math — and possibly started a cult
Is fandom a cult? The religious fervor fueling Star Wars, Marvel, and more
10 years ago, Joaquin Phoenix made the most realistic cult thriller ever
'Knock at the Cabin' Star Abby Quinn Reveals Her 2 Nerdiest Obsessions
“Have you heard of The Saddle Club?”
Despite Steam Ban, 'Tax Heaven 3000' Creator Says It's "Probably Safer" Than TurboTax
Give adorable anime girls your SSN at your own risk.
AI Bots May Have Defeated CAPTCHA Tests for Good
They’re also getting tougher for humans.
Corridor Crew's AI-Generated Anime Isn't Just Callous and Craven — It's Also Dangerous
The controversial short film just feels gross.
Why ChatGPT Could Usher in a New Era of Scientific Discovery
There’s no putting the genie back in the bottle.
Everything Wrong with Netflix’s New Password-Sharing Rules
Netflix’s crackdown is impossible to fairly enforce.
D&D's Big OGL Reversal Can't Protect You From Space Nazis
The cost of freedom.
"Mindboggling" Launcher layoffs prompt outcry and tributes to WaPo gaming vertical
“This isn’t bitter sweet. It’s bitter.”
OGL 1.2 update: The battle for D&D's future has only just begun
Wizards of the Coast has unveiled the Open Gaming License 1.2.
One style of social media use makes you feel better than any other — it’s not what you think
On the eve of M3GAN, Blumhouse’s blunt critique of digital sex work is worth another look
This isn’t the first time Jason Blum’s banner has tackled the palpable perils and pitfalls of digital innovation.
The 9 biggest nepo babies in video games
It’s all about who you know.
Everything you need to know about Elon Musk’s Twitter Blue relaunch
After weeks of confusion, Twitter seems to have sorted its premium subscription out.
Blaseball is back: Everything you need to know about the new season
Long live Jaylen Hotdogfingers.
If Elon Musk made a smartphone, it would absolutely sell out
Will the world’s richest man close out the year with a potential smartphone announcement? Probably not, but that hasn’t stopped him from tweeting about it.
Sony’s new wearable makes your metaverse avatar more lifelike
The Mocopi only uses six sensors positioned around your body to capture motion data so you can skip the mocap suit.