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Te'o, Catfish and Believing What We Want to Believe

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 3:14 PM

It's hard to believe that a person like Manti Te'o can lie so poorly. For a man who would presumably have no problem finding a real-life girlfriend, Te'o made the most unnecessary lie in the history of lying.

It's no wonder that the strangest lies we hear...

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The Sincere Mustache and the Authenticity Aesthetic

(19) Comments | Posted November 25, 2012 | 8:42 PM

A new café opened next door to me that seemed to have dropped from space, built from an alien's notes about the tastes of the so-called 'creative class.' Every bartender had the same handlebar mustache. Tchotchkes vaguely reminiscent of the late 19th century and framed Victorian silhouettes were scattered along...

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