JANUARY 17 2013

. January 18, 2013.

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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Venue Spotlight: The Ann Arbor District Library

The Ann Arbor District Library’s staff observed the progressing spread of COVID-19 with a keen eye towards optimal safety measures. Like all libraries, it remained closed for the duration of the three-month period of Michigan’s shelter-at-home executive order, to curtail the spread of the virus. But Sherlonya Turner says that while their staff certainly considered

Venue Spotlight: Ziggy’s in Ypsi

While Ypsilanti’s beloved Ziggy’s isn’t quite ready to open, we talk to David Jeffries about the recent bit of good news about reopening when the timing’s right.

Venue Spotlight: Blind Pig, “We can never turn our back on local music”

There’s a solid likelihood one of your favorite bands stopped through this 400-capacity venue on 1st. St. on their way to their higher-tier status.  Nirvana was at the Blind Pig in 1989 (opening for the Flaming Lips). Pearl Jam and the Smashing Pumpkins came through on respective tours in 1991. A few other names to

Heather Mae Says ‘You’re Not Alone’ at Singing OUT!

Social justice songwriters Heather Mae and Crys Matthews take their 2020 tour online. Here’s one way to stay positive during these trying times.