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Liar City

Everybody lies. Some are terrible at it, some do it frighteningly well. Sooner or later, most of us get caught. This is the story of the lies we tell, and what happens when they crumble. This is Liar City.
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Feb 24, 2015

The legend of John DeLorean is just that: a legend. His reputation, once impeccable, was destroyed by a well-publicized arrest for cocaine trafficking. 

It’s a great story, and a familiar arc: a rich, accomplished man brought down by his own hubris and greed. The fact that it's not remotely true never really seems to come up. 

This week, we'll ressurect the legend, and piece together the remarkable story of John DeLorean, and the iconic car that bears his name. 

 

 

Feb 13, 2015

It's hard to judge Lance Armstrong. While he's certainly a man who defied horrific odds to reach the absolute pinnacle of success, there is now zero doubt that he was also a cheater, a liar, and a bully. 

Can we blame him? Should we hold athletes to higher standards than we hold, say, rock stars? Let's talk about it. 

Feb 3, 2015

Once the Satanic Panic of the early 1980s really sets in, a group of daycare workers in Manhattan Beach, California, become the most hated people in America.

The fact that the allegations were absurd -- secret tunnels, beheadings, toilet bowl passageways -- didn't matter to a world obsessed with protecting its children. 

 

 

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