This week, thousands of Mormons are meeting up in Upstate New York for what's called the Hill Cumorah Pageant.
Of course, the pageant is getting a little extra attention this year, and not just because 2012 marks the fest's 75th anniversary.
G.O.P. presidential contender Mitt Romney is Mormon, an ... More >>
In 2000, a quantum physicist in Ithaca, New York named Carl Frederick decided to try his hand at writing science fiction. Two years later, he was named a finalist in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest. The next year, 2003, he did even better, winning a quarterly first prize for his sho ... More >>
On the eve of L. Ron Hubbard's 101st birthday, we have a story which brings together several themes we've been dealing with here lately -- Scientology's alleged abuses, its "secular" front groups, and its attempts to promote the reputation of its founder.
In February, I noticed an interesting blog ... More >>