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.
Fear, racism, and the historically troubling attitude of American pioneers.
The short-lived literary career of Breece DʼJ Pancake and his roadmap to a world of oppressive poverty.