'Girl in the Woods' Director Krysten Ritter Praises 'Imagination and Creativeness' of Cult-Inspired Series (Exclusive)

The Girl in the Woods is a frightening supernatural drama brought to life with the help of Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter. Although Ritter isn't seen in front of the camera, her fingerprints are all over the show as an executive producer and the director of the first four episodes. The Peacock show is brimming with "imagination and creativeness," which attracted Ritter to the cult-inspired series, she told
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Our Place’s cult hit Always Pan and Perfect Pot now available in limited-edition colourway

Our Place's cult hit Always Pan and the Perfect Pot have just launched in a new limited-edition colourway: a gorgeous dusty blue hue named Blanch. Available to buy online, the stylish new colour is a celebration of 'all things passed down' over the festive period. Looking for gift ideas for your foodie friend? While it's certainly an investment buy (prices start from £125), it's the perfect kitchen essential for someone who's constantly recipe testing.
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‘Fifty Meters’ Wins Big at El Gouna Film Festival’s CineGouna Platform

Yomna Khattab’s “Fifty Meters” (Egypt) was the big winner at the CineGouna Platform, the El Gouna Film Festival’s industry arm created to support and empower Egyptian and Arab filmmakers and help them find artistic and financial support. This year, the CineGouna Platform disbursed awards worth $300,000 across 13 projects in development and seven films in post-production. The platform operates the SpringBoard and Bridge programs. The SpringBoard jury included Lebanese producer and film critic Mohamed Soueid, Nina Lath Gupta, former CEO of India’s National Film Development Corporation and Moroccan director and screenwriter Ismaël Ferroukhi. “Fifty meters” won a $10,000 full film promotion...

Who are the Bene Gesserit? Inside Dune’s all-important cult

In Dune: Part One, one of the most important tensions of the film is whether Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) can accept his heritage and embrace the powers of the Bene Gesserit. As Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson) says in Dune, Paul’s power doesn’t come just from him being the son of...

Holy hell and harrowing heartbreak: How Austinite Radhia Gleis survived the Buddhafield cult

Radhia Gleis never meant to join a cult—in fact, she didn't even know she was part of one until decades after she had joined—and she's still picking up the pieces that her departure left behind.Although it was Buddhafield, a movement that has been called a cult by a host of ex-followers, that brought Gleis to the Hill Country, the group's Austin presence has diminished to almost nothing. After over two decades in the group, Gleis revealed it all in her first-place PenCraft award-winning book, "The Followers, 'Holy Hell' and the Disciples of Narcissistic Leaders" in which she talks about the...
The Independent

How ‘Russia’s Coca-Cola’ took on a racist cult and won

For six years, they terrorised feminists, gays and black people; anyone who did not fit their extreme worldview. Their campaign of online and offline violence mostly went unchecked. At times, it appeared to have the tacit approval of parts of the Russian state. But this week, the group of vigilantes that called itself Male State met its match.

James Gunn Explains Why He Can’t Use Cult Favorite Marvel Comics Character

James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy movies are treasure troves full of nods towards some of the deepest cuts from Marvel lore, even if fans still can’t find the legendary final Easter Egg seven years later, which the writer and director continues to troll them over. We can expect that...
Black Girl Nerds

Cult Classics: Give Yourself Over to the Absolute Pleasure of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’

The first non-animated movie I remember falling in love with was The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Even at four years old, I felt an odd connection to the characters and storyline — two people taken out of their comfort zone and thrown into this bizarre world of sex and violence. In the midst of this madness, they find their true selves. This is how I felt when I watched the film.
Literary Hub

The Days of Afrekete

Asali Solomon's first novel, Disgruntled, was named a best book of the year by The San Francisco Chronicle and The Denver Post. Her debut story collection, Get Down, won a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award and was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Her work has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Vibe, Essence, The Paris Review Daily, McSweeney's, and several anthologies, and on NPR. Solomon lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two sons.

Treehouse Brewing Company, a Craft Beer Cult

Celebrate Beer Month with Tree House Brewing Company with a dream of making the best beer they possibly could, in the past 11 years Tree House Brewing Company has gone from brewing in a founder’s kitchen, moving to a small antique barn in Brimfield, MA, and eventually to a 70-acre facility in Charlton, MA, with more locations on the way.