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.
"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.
"Doris Goodwin on Obama's Borrowings: One of these two people has committed plagiarism, and it isn't Obama," by Timothy Noah. Posted Feb. 26, 2008.
"Jay Forman Redux: Slate's author of 'Monkeyfishing' now says none of his story was true," by Jack Shafer. Posted Feb. 6, 2007.
"How Kaavya Got Packaged and Got Into Trouble: Plagiarism and the teen-marketing culture," by Ann Hulbert. Posted April 27, 2006.
"Secrets and Lies: The DoD's disgraceful plot to plant rosy stories in the Iraqi press," by Christopher Hitchens. Posted Dec. 5, 2005.
"To Tell the Truth: How can you end a relationship with a chronic liar?" Dear Prudence. Posted Oct. 20, 2005.
"Can I Beat a Lie Detector?: I always tell the truth. But not today," by Emily Yoffe. Posted Feb. 1, 2005.
"Pious Bias: Lies and the lying liars who attribute them to the other party," by William Saletan. Posted Sept. 15, 2003.
"Liar, Liar: Liberal writers steal a rhetorical trick from the conservatives," by Jack Shafer. Posted Aug. 27, 2003.
"Meme Watch: A Unified Theory of Bush Lies?: Why did Bush's tax cut exclude so many low-income families?" by Timothy Noah. Posted June 2, 2003.
"Was Fred Fielding Deep Throat? Part 2: Prove that he lied and you're mostly there," by Timothy Noah. Posted May 8, 2003.
"Lying in Style: What you can learn about a president from how he chooses to deceive you," by Michael Kinsley. Posted April 18, 2002.
"John Poindexter, 'Outstanding American': Ari Fleischer salutes a mendacious former national security adviser," by Timothy Noah. Posted Feb. 25, 2002.
"Secrets or Lies?" Dear Prudence. Posted Feb. 7, 2002.
"Enron as Whitewater," by Jacob Weisberg. Posted Jan. 15, 2002.
"The Plagiarist: Why Stephen Ambrose is a vampire," by David Plotz. Posted Jan. 11, 2002.
"Who Can Lie to Congress?" by Chris Suellentrop. Posted Jan. 30, 2001.
"Lies the Press Likes," by Michael Kinsley. Posted Oct. 10, 2000.
"I Did Not Have Leaks With That Newspaper," by Michael Kinsley. Posted July 11, 2000.
"Lies, Damned Lies, and PR," by Rob Walker. Posted May 9, 2000.
"BJU Mystery Solved, Shifty Evangelicals Exposed," by Timothy Noah. Posted March 9, 2000.
"Lies, Damned Lies, and Impeachment: Fine. Now let's go back and impeach Reagan and Bush," by Michal Kinsley. Posted Jan. 1, 1999.
"What Is Clinton's Perjury Defense?" by Bruce Gottlieb. Posted Dec. 18, 1998.
"Deconstructing Bill's Lies," by Timothy Noah. Posted Dec. 8, 1998.
"The Lie of the Land: Equivocations, deceptions, fibs, and other forms of not telling the truth," by Cullen Murphy. Posted April 2, 1998.