A Wisconsin basement gave birth to one of the most influential narratives of our times – Dungeons and Dragons – sending its creator, E. Gary Gygax, on a strange and perilous journey of his own.
Meet John Zerzan, arguably the most influential anarchist in America.
An interview with Michael Schur, who wrote for Saturday Night Live and The Office before co-creating Parks and Recreation and Brookyn Nine-Nine.
In 1966, Anton LaVey introduced the world to the Church of Satan. The 1980s saw a “Satanic Panic” in the form of abuse charges brought against child-care workers and suburban parents. Today, the author joins a group of Satanists for afternoon tea at the church’s global headquarters in a “bland New York college town.”
The black messianic leader, known as Father Divine, that Jim Jones admired.
The rise of the Peoples Temple through the lens of an earlier group: Father Divine’s Peace Mission.
A weekend with the only person on Earth who can survive five venomous snakebites in 48 hours.
A journalist and documentarian charts over a decade of her relationship with Philip Roth.