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Aretha Franklin sues satire site over viral fake news story

By Chris Meadows
April 17, 2014 // 2 Comments

If you spend much time on social media, you’ve seen those stories show up in your friend feed—a satirical piece that someone assumed was true. Sometimes it’s easy to catch, if it comes from a known satire site like The Onion or Duffelblog (though Duffelblog may not be as familiar to people [...]

Is the Vampire Weekend classified ad proof that print is approaching its retro-cool tipping point?

By Dan Eldridge
February 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

I about wet myself after opening up the February 18 issue of New York magazine, after which I immediately flipped to the often imitated (but never duplicated) Approval Matrix. There it was, right down in the furthest corner of the Brilliant/Lowbrow axis: Liberal-arts rockers Vampire Weekend show [...]

Morning Links — Tips for self-publishers

By Dan Eldridge
January 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

5 Top Tips for Approaching Book Reviewers (Rachel in the OC) Self-Publishing Success Stories: The Anatomy of a Kindle Bestseller (The Creative Penn) More Kids Read E-Books But What Do They Retain? (Digital Book World) The Onion Gets Into eSingles With Joe Biden Autobiography (The Digital Reader) [...]

Onion article produces unwanted publicity for California Parenting Institute

By libertyc
November 1, 2011 // 1 Comment

The Onion is a terrific on-line satire magazine that is almost always good for a chuckle. But perhaps the best chuckle of all comes from people unfamiliar with the Onion encountering its stories out of context and taking them seriously. One of the best known examples of that is the Onion article [...]

New exclusive Kindle content: The Onion book collections

By libertyc
December 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

From the press release: (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced the national newspaper and website the Onion has created five e-Book collections exclusively for the Kindle Store ( These collections, presented by the Onion –“America’s Finest Tech [...]

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