Amber Garcia

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What It's Like Being a Reverend in the Church of Satan

Satanism is basically atheism but with a pinch of devil worship. We asked a satanic reverend to explain why it's more than just teenage angst.<p>Ashley S. Palmer is 31 years old and lives with his wife in Thanet, Kent. With a waxed mustache and lustrous beard, he looks indistinguishable from a hundred …

He'll Raise You From the Dead for $1,000

This self-proclaimed prophet says he can perform the miracle of all miracles—if you’re willing to part with a cool grand.<p>Yakim Manasseh Jordan can …

Russian film exposes the workings of North Korea's propaganda machine

Under the Sun shows behind-the-scenes coercion by government minders trying to construct an image of a ‘normal’ family<p>A new film on life in North Korea has caused a diplomatic row after the director used officially sanctioned shoots to demonstrate how the state manipulates its people.<p>Authorities …

What North Korea is Really Like from the Point of View of a Vacationing Photographer

As some of you may have noticed by now, I'm kind of hooked on these mini documentaries put out by Seeker Stories. They're interesting, easily …

Inside the pope’s bedroom, Vatican secrecy and the lives of married priests: My 11-year quest to write “The Fifth Gospel”

<b>(AP/Lennox McLendon/Mario Torrisi/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>In the decade I spent researching the Vatican for my latest book, some mysteries nearly eluded me<p>Ian Caldwell<p>March 3, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>On the face of papal summer palace, which looms over the public square of a sleepy town near Rome, is a …

Vatican

Charming Pornographic Photographs of French Prostitutes from the 1930s

I talked to collector Alexandre Dupouy about a cache of pictures donated by an anonymous photographer.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE France.</i><p><i>Note: This article contains images with full-frontal nudity.</i><p>Alexandre Dupouy is a sex archaeologist. The French collector has spent his entire life …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

American Cardinal Blames Women for “Feminizing” the Catholic Church

Last year, Pope Francis demoted American Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke by removing him as head of the Apostolic Signatura (the Vatican's high court) and …

Christianity

The 10 Best Classic PC Games You Can Play Right Now

Sledgehammer Games/Activision<p>Ubisoft<p>Ashley Gilbertson for TIME<p>The Creative Assembly<p>Ubisoft<p>Ubisoft<p>Bungie<p>Nintendo<p>Sucker Punch …

Professional Cuddlers Embrace More Clients

The Snuggling Industry Takes Off, but Clothes Stay On; Spooning or Tickling Sessions for a Fee<p>Kimberly Kilbride is a professional cuddler.<p>For $80 an hour, or up to $400 for an overnight gig, the 33-year-old mother of three dons flannel pajama bottoms, puts away her family pictures and two pit bull …

Lifestyle

In Defense of Mary's Sinlessness: Part 1

Introduction<p>First, I must acknowledge that there is no explicit verse that directly settles this issue. At the same time, I don't think that an …

Tucker Carlson: Ban Satanic holiday displays because Christian nativities are 'reality'

Fox News host Tucker Carlson argued over the weekend that a Satanist holiday display should be banned from the Florida state Capitol where a …

We’re coming for Fox News: “America is a very dangerous land for women, because it has such a party as the Republican Party”

<b>Femen activists; Sean Hannity (Reuters/Mike Segar/AP/Francois Mori/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Femen’s Inna Shevchenko sounds off on the pope, the president, the faithful — and one particular Fox News blowhard<p>Jeffrey Tayler<p>December 7, 2014 4:30pm (UTC)<p>On Nov. 14, the topless militants of Femen took …

The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

Creationist Ken Ham’s Noah’s Ark Theme Park Under Fire as Atheists Asks IRS to Investigate

An atheist activist group is urging the Internal Revenue Service to investigate two nonprofit organizations that are involved in the building of a new theme park based on Noah’s ark and the Bible.<p>The Freedom From Religion Foundation fired off a letter to the Internal Revenue Service’s Exempt …

Why I Reject Hell and Why You Should, Too

November 23, 2014 by Neil Carter<p>I have lost my patience with this Hell business. Completely. Not too long ago, a reader wrote me this note:<p><i>“I was</i> …

Anatomy of a mass suicide: The dark, twisted story behind a UFO death cult | Salon.com

On March 22 and March 23, 1997, all thirty-nine active members of Heaven’s Gate committed suicide, exiting the Earth, as they referred to the act. In three waves, members ingested a poisonous mixture of barbiturates and alcohol, and as their breath slowed and bodies shut down, they asphyxiated …

Matthew Miller’s excellent adventure in North Korea | NK News - North Korea News

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New GoldieBlox Doll Takes Aim at 'Barbie' Beauty Standards

GoldieBlox, an engineering toy for girls that got began on Kickstarter, made waves last year with a viral video showing girls using traditional pink …

Pink Floyd: The Endless River review – a fitting footnote to their career

Most observers assumed the story of Pink Floyd had ended nine years ago, on the Live 8 stage in Hyde Park, with an awkward group hug that at least one band member had to be visibly coerced into joining. It was a perfectly Pink Floydish way to end Pink Floyd: ostensibly an act of reconciliation and …

Make TV And Movie Characters Say Anything You Want With This Video App

Crumbles is a new web app that converts inputed text into a video collage, letting you make characters from movies and TV shows say whatever you want them to say. Though it’s clearly in its early stages (we don’t even know who made it) Crumbles is already ridiculously entertaining. There are three …

Everything You Need to Know About These 4 Dangerous Personality Types

They can merely drag you down...or they can threaten your safety.<p>Everyone feels terror upon reading the familiar headline: Lone gunman, seemingly without provocation, opens fire on innocent people. Yet we're much more likely to suffer lasting physical, emotional, and financial damage at the hands …

Extreme Haunted Houses Aren’t Cool—They're Inhumane

<i>This story originally appeared on xoJane.com.</i><p>Before I make my case, let me say this, lest I be written off as a fuddy-duddy old scaredy cat — I’ve …

Minority Religions in the Middle East Under Threat, Need Protection

Religion is humanity's most powerful binding agent, author says.<p>In August, our television screens were filled with biblical images as tens of thousands of Yazidis, an ancient Kurdish minority, fled into the largely barren Sinjar Mountains of northern Iraq to escape Islamic State militants, who …

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

Bill Murray Loved Working at Little Caesars

Actor Bill Murray came from humble beginnings — and so did his friend, celebrity chef Kerry Simon. They both worked at a Little Caesars pizza shop in …