Chris Riotta

Chris Riotta is a reporter from New York and is a Master's candidate in Journalism at Columbia University. He has covered topics as diverse as politics and international conflict, immigration and Internet culture. Riotta left Newsweek in 2018 and can be reached at

Elisabeth Moss, 'The Handmaid's Tale' and Scientology

'It's ironic…that The Handmaid's Tale is often portrayed as a cult-like regime requiring endless devotion and control as a society, and yet Elisabeth Moss, a devoted Scientologist, is the star,' says the founder of the Cult Education Institute.