A roundup of Slatecoverage about deceit and lying.

Previously published Slate articles made new.
Sept. 29 2009 7:17 AM

Tell Me Lies

A roundup of Slatecoverage about deceit and lying.

This week, "Dear Prudence" answers readers' questions about secrets and lies. Below is a list of previously published stories on the topic.

"Roxanne's Nonexistent Revenge: Heard about the rapper who forced her label to pay for her Cornell Ph.D.? It never happened," by Ben Sheffner. Posted Sept. 3, 2009.

"Lying Boyfriend Has a B.S. Degree: How can I confess my deception without scaring off my soon-to-be fiancee?" Dear Prudence. Posted July 9, 2009.

"Maureen Dowd's Next Step: Having confessed to lifting copy, the New York Times' columnist almost sets things right," by Jack Shafer. Posted May 18, 2009.

"Does Truth Serum Work?: Or is it all lies?" by Chris Suellentrop. Posted Dec. 4, 2008. 

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"The Liberation of Lying: What Tobias Wolff gets and the frauds don't," by Judith Shulevitz. Posted March 24, 2008.

"Plagiarism and Apology: The New York Times lifts from City Hall," by Jack Shafer. Posted March 11, 2008.

"Lies and Memories: When stories read a little too good," by Jack Shafer. Posted March 27, 2007.

"When Congress Makes Your Swear: Does it matter if Karl Rove and Harriet Miers testify under oath?" by Melonyce McAfee. Posted March 21, 2007.

"The Case for Patrick Fitzgerald: The Libby prosecutor didn't savage the First Amendment," by Jack Shafer. Posted March 13, 2007.

"How Many Ways Can You Say "Lie"?: The difference between perjury, false statements, and obstruction of justice," by Daniel Engber. Posted March 7, 2007.