“While the rest of us were still scratching our way out of the intern pit, he was becoming a franchise, turning out bizarre and amazing stories week after week.” Sixteen years after his fake stories nearly brought down the magazine, The New Republic’s Hanna Rosin pays a visit to her former best friend, Stephen Glass.

+ A Longform collection of journalistic hoaxes, pranks and lies.

+ “For almost 60 years, he has been offering up a cash reward to anyone who could demonstrate scientific evidence of paranormal activity, and no one had ever received a single penny.” From the NYT Magazine: The Unbelievable Skepticism of the Amazing Randi. (16 years ago, TNR could have really used this guy as an editor.)