Posts under Tag: James Hogue
Halfway Heaven Is Halfway To A Minor Classic

Melanie Thernstrom’s account of a Harvard murder-suicide struggles with the personal

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Most Wanted: August 8, 2016

French rugby, fake runners, and more.

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The Imposter: The past isn’t past

Though [Bourdin] emphasized his cunning, he acknowledged what any con man knows but rarely admits: it is not that hard to fool people. People have basic expectations of others’ behavior and are rarely on guard for someone to subvert them. By playing on some primal need — vanity, greed, loneliness — men like Bourdin make their mark further suspend disbelief. […]

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