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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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Will a Pair of Beloved Jewish Summer Camps Rise from the Ashes of the Woolsey Fire?

Camp Hess Kramer and Gindling Hilltop Camp have a temporary home but the fate of their former site in Malibu remains unclear

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
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Crystals Might Be Good for Your Aura. But Buying Them Could Be Bad Karma

From human rights abuses to environmental destruction, crystal mining harms more than it heals
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What Do We Know About Kanye West’s “Church” Services?

The controversial rapper praises Jesus with his Sunday Services
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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 Former Scientologist Says the Cruise Kids Were Trained to Hate Nicole Kidman

Sam Domingo lays out some bombshell claims in a new interview
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Scientology Is Looking Abroad for New Stars and Vulnerable Recruits

Besides courting foreign celebs, the church has been showing up in the wake of natural disaster and other tragedies