Alex Mar

3 articles

Satan in Poughkeepsie

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.”


Excarnation in Texas

Meet the people decomposing on a body farm.


The Secret Life of Nuns

What prompts a woman to exit society and marry God? Inside a modern convent in Texas.