In his new book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, Lawrence Wright, a staff writer at The New Yorker, tackles the long, strange story of Scientology. Reviewer Hugh Urban reports that the book offers not an "exposé" but an attempt to understand the effects of religious beliefs in people's lives, exploring the allure, the benefits, and the perils of involvement in this complex new religion.
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Democrats, now in control of both chambers of Congress, say they will push ahead with marijuana reform with or without the support of the White House.