JANUARY 17 2013

. January 18, 2013.
Lance Armstrong

End of the hunt?

Well, the clan of pitchfork wavers that have been after Lance Armstrong for years may finally get what they've been chasing — an admission, after years of denial. And to who? Of course, Oprah. But we pose the question: After all the time, money and resources spent, was the witch-hunt worth it? You know, the guy never tested positive, which is the fault of a broken system in a sport that was filled with cheating at the time. Either way, people are pissed.

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Fake girlfriend 

Made-up Internet personas trick people all the time. Some trick people into falling in love with the character they made up, which has been referred to as the "Catfish" hoax. One account recently landed a prize fish with Manti Te'o, the star Notre Dame linebacker. The truth surfaced after she "died" right before the National Championship game, causing news outlets everywhere to report that he was playing with the grief from her "fatal car wreck." Yesterday, Deadspin dug up that she wasn't real. Everyone was duped. Some think Manti was in on it. 

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Deadspin's Breaking Story

 

King of venom 

Ok, after two ambiguous, hard-hitting, argument-starting news stories, in which, for the most part, the mainstream media did a shitty job reporting, let's get into a little classic craziness. And Vice Magazine is always reliable for that. Here's a story about a man who shoots up snake venom like heroin on a quest to immortality. And, the weird thing is, he may not be as insane as he sounds. 

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Frances Luke Accord @ The Ark, Feb 6

There’s a renaissance in folk music that’s been germinating around the southern shores of Lake Michigan over the last five years – and Frances Luke Accord are a vibrant component to a gallery of contemporaries that include The Accidentals and The Crane Wives. Their new EP comes out January 25 and its titled Silver & Gold; here’s

Throwaway at the Blind Pig with Louis Picasso and Scissor Now – Jan 24

We’re all weirdos or strangers or awkward stumblers in this life… Throwaway faces that inherent eccentricity and denies it any ability to make one feel alienated by dramatizing alienation by way of accentuation: like a paper bag over one’s face. You might call this guitar/drum duo punk, or noise-rock, but that’s a result of your

Shaggy 2 Dope Talks About His Blind Pig Show, Dropkicking Fred Durst, and Going Solo

(Full disclosure: Jason Webber is a former employee of Psychopathic Records) Shaggy 2 Dope is the George Harrison of Insane Clown Posse. He’s the quiet one…at least until you get him talking about things he’s passionate about—ICP’s Juggalo fanbase, music, and the Dark Carnival mythos that runs throughout ICP’s body of work, which—sorry, haters—is now

Cardamom Owner Binod Dhakal Q & A

A peek into the minds of Ann Arbor’s culinary arbiters and their unique perspective on Washtenaw County’s dining and hospitality culture.