A funny thing happened in 2013. Both of us -- two curmudgeonly writers who between us have lived in Arizona way closer to 100 years than either would like to admit -- came to a shared conclusion. We like Phoenix. That's funny because for years we've loved to hate this place -- even as we wrote doz ... More >>
The adventure flick pretends it's not an M. Night Shyamalan film
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The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>
See also: Scientology Opens Phoenix Ideal Org; Mayor Greg Stanton Touts City's Status as Alien-Based Religion's "Birthplace" Scientology just has a way of making headlines, doesn't it? The religion is a constant reference when discussing Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' divorce, and prompted fascinati ... More >>
Scientology formally opened its new Phoenix Ideal Org facility on Saturday with a celebration attended by hundreds of the religion's followers. The grand opening near the former home of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard follows a bitter eviction process for the former tenants of the building compl ... More >>
www.roflrazzi.comOn the same day our cover story about the Church of Scientology's new Phoenix "Ideal Org" hit newsstands, our sister paper in New York, the Village Voice, reports that the Church is now probing our parent company, Village Voice Media.See our cover story on what Scientology ... More >>
youtubeOur trusty Scientology tour guide DidiThe Arizona Church of Scientology is hard up for cash and is begging for contributions in one of the most frightening Youtube videos we've ever seen.In short: These people are bat-shit crazy excited. Armed with sunflower earrings and a crazed Joke ... More >>
The kiddy stars are brightly shining in L. Ron Hubbard farce
A gas station attendant pumps out enlightenment
The feathered fiend examines the guv's (cough!) brass balls, conspicuous consumption in Scottsdale and the L. Ron Hubbard House in Phoenix
Maybe he can free Katie
State lawmakers push dubious Mexican drug rehab program
The Church of Scientology has a reputation for ruthlessly going after its enemies. Robert Cipriano claims Scientologists rewarded him for helping them do just that. Now he's turned on them.
From the week of February 2, 1999
Scientology critic Jeff Jacobsen helped get the church in hot water over a Florida death. Now, church members have figured out where he lives.
Stunning settlement frees cult deprogrammer Rick Ross from almost all of $3 million judgment
Nationally known deprogrammer loses bid to discharge $3.4 million civil debt
Clients of deprogrammer Rick Ross call him a savior. Perhaps that's why people he's branded cult leaders want to crucify him.