[Mike Rinder and Tony Ortega at the Going Clear premiere at the Sundance Film Festival]
New York Times reporter Matthew Goldstein revealed today that before he was sentenced to prison on June 26, private investigator Eric Saldarriaga told Federal District Judge Richard J. Sullivan that he feared for his safety if it became public that […]
Tobey Maguire was sitting in the row behind us. Alec Baldwin was down near the front. Morgan Spurlock and Kathryn Bigelow had joined us in the green room with Alex Gibney and Lawrence Wright.
But the real stars of the show — the ones who provided an emotional wallop — were sitting around us as […]
We’re starting off the new year with a special treat. One of the all-time most important scholars of Scientology is Carnegie Mellon University professor David Touretzky, who, among other things, provided crucial support for early users of the Internet who wanted to post and maintain information about the church and its alleged abuses.
We’ve mentioned […]
One of the highlights of this eventful year was our August night in the Village to see the TomKat Project with a group of Bunker regulars.
We’d been looking forward to seeing Brandon Ogborn’s play about celebrity and Scientology since it opened in Chicago for a very successful run. And after we got to see […]
Well, not everyone loves Lawrence Wright’s book, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief. The Church of Scientology isn’t very happy about it, but neither is Steven Hassan, who writes about cults and mind control. He wishes Larry had said more about undue influence in Scientology, and we’d like to hear what […]
Just saw the news that Jenni Rivera, the Mexican-American singer from Los Angeles, is missing after her plane lost contact with air traffic controllers in Mexico. (The latest news is that wreckage of the plane was found, and there were no survivors. This is really sad news.)
A decade ago, when we were writing for […]