The New Yorker's Scientology Piece

25,000 words of heavy-weight reporting. You could practically feel the fact-checkers and lawyers there between the lines: (You could even occasionally see them: “In late September, Davis and Feshbach, along with four attorneys representing the church, travelled to Manhattan to meet with me and six staff members of The New Yorker. In response to nearly a thousand queries, the Scientology delegation handed over forty-eight binders of supporting material, stretching nearly seven linear feet.”) If you want a preview, New York Magazine has this “What You Need to Know” post. But the article itself is worth the time. (Update: Wright is this week’s guest on The New Yorker Out Loud podcast.) (Update 2: A blog post from Wright, which includes primary documents that seem to challenge Hubbard’s religion-creating personal history.)