Cult-itecture: The Compounds Of Reclusive Communities

Waco, Texas, the Divine Lorraine, and Jonestown were radically different, yet each existed within a similar American terrain—rapidly globalizing, urbanizing, and increasingly fearful. Made from material odds and ends, their leaders sought sites that were neither here nor there: an abandoned hotel, an unused ranch, a… » 8/26/13 6:19pm 8/26/13 6:19pm

CD Fanboys Are Ready to Kick Ass, Slice Sausage

When most of us look at this Russian group CD-ROM cult, we're silently relieved that the Cold War is over. I mean, how does one defend against assailants armored with the best hits of the 80s, 90s and today? Your only real defense is to make friends over a bottle of wine and some cured meats. Hit the jump for a photo… » 10/29/07 10:53am 10/29/07 10:53am

Fast Food Charms: Good for the Influential

While we would never bastardize the cold, black steel of our cellphone with accessories of any type, eventually we will probably find ourselves mixed up in some sort of cult. The leader of said cult (possibly Lam) may require us to tag our electronics with a mark of identification. Since he enjoys fast food (we're not… » 10/29/06 9:08am 10/29/06 9:08am