Tag Archives: plagiarism

Why do Lands’ End and L.L. Bean have the same cover?

That weird synchronicity that saw A Bug’s Life and Antz released just a month apart in fall 1998 strikes again. Look at these two catalogs we just received in the mail. (My husband’s eagle eye caught this.) How did this … Continue reading

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Brian Williams, Jonah Lehrer, and kleptomania

By now, who hasn’t heard the news about NBC anchor Brian Williams? That he lied multiple times, over a period of many years, about his helicopter being hit by ground fire in Iraq. That he apparently lied about many other … Continue reading

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Jonah Lehrer, and the “marvellous Boy”

Well, the sad news last week was that Jonah Lehrer, one of my favorite writers, admitted to fabricating quotes from Bob Dylan in his recently published book Imagine.  I intended to purchase Lehrer’s book but hadn’t gotten around to it … Continue reading

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