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Cult Week

Cults and extreme beliefs fascinate us because we are all susceptible to their pull. Cult Week explores these stories — and the liminal spaces between the real and the imaginary.

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Cult Week

How an ultra-nationalist religious group became one of the most popular film producers in Japan

Happy Science is an ultra-nationalist New Religious group that uses the media, a political party, and educational institutions to further its controversial belief system.

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Leak

GTA 6 leak could have a surprisingly positive impact on the industry

Development will be “business as usual” after the data breach, experts say.

Last Call

You need to watch the best cosmic cult thriller of the decade on HBO Max ASAP

Stream this 2020 underrated classic — before it’s too late.

Gaming

23 years ago, Sega’s biggest flop changed video games forever

Ahead of its time.

Cult of Nintendo

Splatoon 3 is the glorious pinnacle of Nintendo's style agenda

Image is everything.

Follow Me

25 years ago, the most ambitious puzzle platformer changed video games forever

There’s still nothing else like Abe’s Oddysee.

Rebel With A Cause

26 years ago, Star Wars fans invented their own calendar system — Andor finally makes it canon

Andor’s BBY reference goes deeper than just fan service.

Trek Tech

Star Trek finally solves a huge mystery about starship technology

They don't call it the main deflector dish for nothing.

Cult Week

How an ultra-nationalist religious group became one of the most popular film producers in Japan

Happy Science is an ultra-nationalist New Religious group that uses the media, a political party, and educational institutions to further its controversial belief system.

Cult Week

You need to watch the best cult thriller of the year on Netflix ASAP

Cult Week

The cults that survive even when the prophecy fails

Aliens, immortality, and zombie JFK... One essential trait explains how extreme beliefs survive and thrive.

Gaming

21 years ago, a Nintendo flop changed the video games industry forever

The purple lunchbox.

ID@Xbox

10 intriguing indie games from ID@Xbox Fall Showcase

Xbox has some new indies on the way.

Maidenless

Elden Ring superfans reveal the surprising reason they've abandoned the game

It’s awful lonely in the Lands Between.

The Inverse Interview

58 years ago, Star Trek created its worst trope — now, one character is fixing it

Noël Wells reflects on three seasons of being an Orion in Star Trek: Lower Decks, and addresses the long-standing green elephant in the room.

Cult Week

Is fandom a cult? The religious fervor fueling Star Wars, Marvel, and more

Yes, even you could be in a cult right now.

Cult Week

How one Ancient Greek thinker revolutionized math — and possibly started a cult

Pythagoras’ influence can be felt in every classroom in the western world.