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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Estar Cohen Lives Fully in All The Moments of Music

“can’t hold on // I can feel time as it bends…” Just some lyrics from a composition called “Endings” by award-winning jazz vocalist Estar Cohen; and this propulsive image aptly fits for her music career, as each year since her 2015 graduation from the University of Toledo has gotten busier, faster, more exciting. You can

Monticello Van Odom – ‘In My Mind’

An essential way to craft a resonant piece of music is to unpack the existential pondering, the fleeting but insistent anxieties, the hard truths and easy reminders, that are swimming around up inside the head of the songwriter. The sublimity of Saline-based folk/Americana artist Monticello Van Odom‘s album is in how its spilling out all

Heavy Color’s River Passage

Toledo’s future beat/psy-jazz/hybrid electro duo Heavy Color recently premiered a new music video that commemorates an inspiring musical odyssey charted by one of its songwriters back in 2015. The group formed several years ago around the collaborations of Ben Cohen and Sam Woldenberg. Their Toledo’s answer to cerebral ambient electronica acts like Four Tet, Caribou,

Green Book is Worth the Trip

An elite black pianist tours the segregated south with a white roughneck chauffeur. Green Book combines two crowd-pleasing formulas—the road movie and the true story—with two stellar lead actors, Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. Mortensen plays Tony Lip, a white, working class second-generation Italian-American from the Bronx who works as a nightclub bouncer. Ali plays