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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Joaquin Phoenix and Lynne Ramsay, a formidable team in You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here sounds like the kind of thriller we’ve seen many times before, but it’s much more than a revenge story. Joaquin Phoenix stars as Joe, a professional assassin who rescues missing children. Joe’s childhood trauma and military past have pushed him to both mental and emotional limit. He is damaged. He

Brandon Grafius Readying Release of Highways and Backroads

Highways and Backroads comes out May 31   Brandon Grafius is at the forefront of a new wave of folk revivalists, or maybe we should say folk preservationists? Really, Grafius has his own splendid signature laced through the rousing-yet-breezy arrangements on Highways and Backroads, a full-length album he’ll be releasing at the end of May. Grafius is

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