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Scientologist Joy Villa Turned the Grammys Into Another MAGA Fashion Show

The Scientologist and singer (we think?) is making people talk about her again
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Is Scientology Losing Its Celebrity Cachet?

A defector tells the New York Post the church is looking abroad for star power
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A Catholic University Is Hosting an Art Show That Confronts the Church’s Sex Abuse Scandal

Trina McKillen's "Confess" is a stunning tribute to young victims
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How the Women Who Brought Día de Los Muertos to L.A. Carry on the Tradition

How to create an altar–and why it matters–from Ofelia Esparza and Consuelo Flores
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This Local Church Is a Landmark of the Chicano Rights Movement

Church of the Epiphany is competing for a grant that would preserve the historic building

A Brief History of L.A.’s Most Notorious New Religions and Cults

From turn-of-the-century sun worshippers to a WeHo cult with a "god king"

The Story of This Drug Rehab-Turned-Violent Cult Is Wild, Wild Country-Caliber Bizarre

From forced sterilization to attempted murder by rattlesnake bite, Synanon has a wild legacy

Have You Been to These Offbeat L.A. Museums?

There's a lot more out there than LACMA and the Broad

These Japanese Gardens Are Like Living Art Installations

Supremely serene and extremely 'grammable

There’s an Ornate Hindu Temple in This Far-Flung Suburb

Come for the majestic architecture, stay for the vegetarian Indian snacks