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Get Out: Scientology, Writing Inspiration and Dubstep

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INQUIRY: Reporter Janet Reitman spent five years researching Scientology, a religion that considers journalist the enemy. Reitman will be talking about her work at "Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion." Her talk will trace Scientology's development from the birth of Dianetics to today, following its metamorphosis from a "pseudoscientific self-help group to a worldwide spiritual corporation with profound control over its followers and even ex-followers.

" The event is $8 and it starts at 11 a.m. It is being held at The Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood.

INSPIRATION: Nerdist is teaming up with the nonprofit group 826LA to create panels on writing. This week panelists Ed Kitsis & Adam Horowitz (creators of Once Upon a Time; Lost), and Eric Charmelo & Nicole Snyder (creators of Ringer; Supernatural) will discuss topics such as different types and sides of writing, how they got started, what inspires them, and more. Tickets are $15 and you can buy them at the door. Nerdist Industries at Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood.

INDIE: Tonight is the first of two shows at The Music Box for British dubstep artist/producer/composer James Blake. What has Blake done for the dubstep genre? He's given it chords. “Nothing else had chords at the time,” he says. “And it wasn’t just chords either, it was gospel chords, organ chords.” Doors open at 8 p.m., the show is at 9 p.m.