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The Tip of the Spear

In the mid-1980s, journalist Joel Sappell and a colleague began a five-year examination of the Church of Scientology that would ultimately produce a 24-articleseries. It would also change Sappell’s life in ways both mystifying  and unnerving. Decades later the onetime investigative reporter investigates what happened to him. Read more...

The Tip of the Spear: A Scientology Prologue

Writer Joel Sappell, who in the January issue of Los Angeles magazine investigates unnerving events that happened to him in the mid-1980s when he reported a 24-article series on the Church of Scientology, opens up about the assignment that started it all. Read more...

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