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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The Hard Road and the Lessons Learned: Shawn Butzin’s Adventures Continue

New single, Indigo Sky, is the first of a series of new music. Shawn Butzin reveres songwriting as a kind of expedition, and fulfillment is the arrival. In this case, the finished song. Fittingly, a recent release was titled Adventures; also, several of the songs on his debut album came to fruition while he was

Michigan and State Theaters to Reopen Friday, October 9

The Michigan and State theaters are reopening this week! This is what you need to know about safety protocols as the theaters are reopening and what’s playing.

Bountiful Harvest: Growing Hope Launches Auction Fundraiser to Benefit their Mission

Local chefs and food personalities are lending their expertise to help Growing Hope raise money to keep residents of Washtenaw County fed. Here’s how to join the auction!

Quarantine Impact: How Three In-Person Businesses are Handling the Pandemic

The COVID pandemic has thrown a wrench into how a lot of local businesses are functioning. We spoke with three local businesses to see how they’re holding up.