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Jonah Lehrer and the Tyranny of the Big Idea

We expect writers like Jonah Lehrer to blow our minds with an Earth-shattering new insight every week. Perhaps that isn't entirely fair.

Jonah Lehrer, wunderkind science writer (just google "jonah lehrer wunderkind"), resigned as Staff Writer at The New Yorker yesterday after finally admitting to making stuff up. He had only just started his new, high-profile gig.

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YouTube Tries to Teach Kids About Copyright Law

YouTube is trying educate kids about fair use and copyright infringement so they stop uploading all those Taylor Momsen concert clips.

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Did George Bush Steal Passages of His Memoir?

The Huffington Post is reporting that many passages from our former Decider's new memoir were lifted from the books of his advisers.


America's former Decider just released his memoir, Decision Points. The Huffington Post is reporting that many passages from the book have been lifted from the books of his advisers.

Here, for example, is a passage from Ahmed Rashid’s The Mess in Afghanistan, which describes an exchange between Hamid Karzai and an Afghan warlord at Karzai's inauguration.

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