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Strange As Fiction

Last week I shared a story that I thought was real but turned out to be an excellent fictional tale. I flip the script this week with two stories that are true but have the drama and pull of daytime soap operas.

What I’ve Read:

The Talented Mr. Khater | Texas Monthly – This riveting article reads like a cautionary tale about being in a foreign land with strangers. The story was so suspenseful that it felt like I was uncovering season 2 of Serial. I didn’t find the ending of the story all that fulfilling, the brief history lesson on psychopaths towards the end of the piece did answer some of my questions. But, like Serial, I enjoyed all the twists and turns while unraveling the mystery.

Zane, the Queen of Eroctica, Has a Secret | Washingtonian – This profile of Zane, an Eroctica novelist, has everything from humble beginnings, quick rises to fame, and, of course, scandal. I thought I was reading one of Zane’s romantic novels instead of her personal story.

Study: Kids can learn as much from ‘Sesame Street’ as from preschool | Washington Post – Fascinating article about the success of one of my most beloved television shows. Equally intriguing is the uncommon setup of the study that proved the efficacy of ‘Sesame Street’.