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Posts Tagged: hoaxes

A Literary Hoax as Weird as the Dickens

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“When Dickens Met Dostoevsky,” a recent article in the Times Literary Supplement, starts out at the highest echelons of writerdom: Michiko Kakutani discusses an encounter between Charles Dickens and Fyodor Dostoevsky, in which Dickens describes creating his stories’ villains from his own worst impulses. But with each new development in the story, we sink a little […]

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On the Internet, No One Knows You’re A Liar

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Slate‘s recurring feature “The Longform Guide to…,” curated by Longform.org, is usually fascinating, and the most recent installment is no exception. In “honor” of the revelation that Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o’s girlfriend never existed, Max Linsky leads us through a maze of stories on Internet hoaxes. Especially unsettling is “The Lying Disease,” a recent […]

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