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’.

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