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When you think of Roberta's you probably think of blistered pizzas and a wood-burning oven. But here's a reminder from Fork in the Road: the desserts are complex, beautiful, and fabulous. They're the work of pastry chef Katy Peetz, who ... More >>
Oh my, do we have a treat for you today. For several weeks now, we've been reporting on the "L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future" contest. For several years, certain writers have questioned the connection between the contest and Scientology, which owns and operates it. And recently ... More >>
It never seems to be a quiet week here in the underground bunker where we keep an eye on all things Scientology related. The cats had barely settled down from our brief trip to Texas when the bat signal on the Antipodean circuits went off, alerting us to an imminent bombshell.
But let's not get ahe ... More >>
It's time for you to start talking publicly about Scientology again.
Your religion is in serious trouble.
In 2005, you ended a longtime policy of not talking about the church by suddenly bringing it up in interviews. Most memorable, of course, was the way you challenged Matt Lauer, tell ... More >>
We got a little confused by the International Dateline and what not -- hey, you try converting Sydney time to New York and see if it doesn't leave you dizzy -- so that big story we were promising today won't be here for another 18 hours or so. In the meantime, we have this short video we pieced toge ... More >>
The underground bunker might need some new paneling after the way we were bouncing off the walls this week. I mean seriously, how are we going to keep up with all of this Scientology news? It's like this is turning into a real job or something.
We started off the week with our regular feature, Sund ... More >>
Scientologists don't really have a Sunday service. They like to say that they do, because they crave mainstream acceptance. But unless Xenu rested after six days and L. Ron Hubbard just forgot to mention it, there's no reason for Scientologists to treat Sunday any differently than every other day of ... More >>
It was an amazing week here at the underground bunker, where we keep an eye on all things Scientology. Let's take a look back at how the week unfolded before we recognize the work of our illustrious commenting community.
We starting things out by having fun with the Tone Scale in our regular weeken ... More >>
On Thursdays, we bring you Scientology news from around the globe. And this week, we were planning to note that Australia's television program A Current Affair had done a nice job on a story we brought you earlier, about Ramana Dienes-Browning and her hellish 8 years on Scientology's private cruise ... More >>
Valeska Paris and DeclanLast week, we wrote about Valeska Paris, the Swiss-born Australian woman who says that from 1996 to 2007, she was held against her will on Scientology's private cruise ship, the Freewinds.
She says that Scientology leader David Miscavige moved her to the ship in 1996 ... More >>
Ramana Dienes-Browning and IyanaLast week, Steve Cannane of Australia's ABC network and its program Lateline broke the story of Valeska Paris, a woman who says she was held against her will on Scientology's private cruise ship, the Freewinds, from 1996 to 2007.
In that story, Cannane also ta ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
September 13, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 37
Phone Phreak Convention
by Ron Rosenbaum
One year ago the phone company had the phone phreaks on the run.
On May 8, 1972, a team of FBI and phone company security men arrested John Draper, alias ... More >>
Forget the spicy pirates of the Fabio days! Today's lover of paperback romances demands men of today! Men as wealthy as Warren Buffet, as jet-setting as Aristotle Onassis, and as Tea-Party wholesome as Scott Brown, whose Cosmo spread is just a cowboy hat away from making a perfect cover for H ... More >>
Professional cycling goes on even after the Tour de France, but you'd never know if if all you did was follow Lance Armstrong. Even before his comeback, he rarely took part in late-season events after the Tour was finished. So there's little news to report about what Armstrong is up to these days ... More >>
Dark Meat at last year's SXSW, photo by Rebecca Smeyne
See, it's totally lame, don't worry, you're not missing a thing
South by Southwest just firebombed everybody's inboxes with a partial list of names playing this year's barbecue-and-booze blitz. A quick scan reveals the midsize marquee names to ... More >>