We now come to the third and final installment of our unprecedented, soon-to-be-award-winning series on Scott Stapp's astonishing memoir, Sinner's Creed. In the first two parts, we looked at Stapp's struggles with God and his context as an artist. Today, at the significant risk of ending on a dark n ... More >>
Barbarians in the Ivory Tower
On Sunday, we talked to former Scientology executive Marty Rathbun and agreed with his predictions for how the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce would go. The next day, the former couple announced that they had reached a settlement. So how did we do? Prediction 1: Katie would get sole custody of Suri ... More >>
Feeling upstat, feeling sexy!On Thursdays, we like to put together a rundown of stories related to Scientology watching from around the world. We do this on Thursdays, because it's that day when Scientologists rush to turn in their weekly stats. Most of the time, those stories are embarrassi ... More >>
Aleister knows your comments before you can write them down.Another week finished, and what a week it was, fellow Scientology watchers. We started things off like the shot of a gun, didn't we? On Monday, we broke big news: that an L.A. sheriff's deputy was under official inquiry for appearin ... More >>
The semifinalists for the illustrious James Beard awards have been announced, with a quite a few hometown favorites in the lot, including Dan Barber and Tom Colicchio in the the Outstanding Chef category; Babba and Jean George for Outstanding Restaurant; Corton, Momofuku Ko, and Scarpetta for ... More >>
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
As the nation's largest kosher empire implodes, Brooklyn's ultra-Orthodox Jews begin to break ranks
Obama's strategy makes her spurn Bill's Cuban advances and embrace Bush and the GOP's anti-Castro right.
Still stuck in prison for three decades: the once famous, now forgotten, Bill Phillips
A Chronology of U.S. Military Fatalities Since 'Mission Accomplished,' Part I
While the Ruins of the World Trade Center Smoldered, the Bush Administration Launched an Assault on the Constitution
A Stand-Up Comedian Fights the Drug Laws by Working the Media
Investigative Reporters Versus Murdoch