April 1st, 2012
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LJ Digital’s Weekend Reads via Longform & Byliner
Hoaxes, Pranks, Kidnappings & Disappearances
This weekend Longform publishes its April Fools’ Day list of nonfiction stories involving hoaxes, pranks, and fabrications, including a New York Sun piece from 1835, which fooled its readers for six days, reporting that life had been found on the moon.
And Byliner offers "Gone Missing," a roundup of stories on disappearances, runaways, and kidnappings, including a Susan Orlean piece about a lost dog, and a New York Magazine article about the boy whose disappearance led to other missing kids ending up on milk cartons.
*illustration by Bruce Horton

LJ Digital’s Weekend Reads via Longform & Byliner

Hoaxes, Pranks, Kidnappings & Disappearances

This weekend Longform publishes its April Fools’ Day list of nonfiction stories involving hoaxes, pranks, and fabrications, including a New York Sun piece from 1835, which fooled its readers for six days, reporting that life had been found on the moon.

And Byliner offers "Gone Missing," a roundup of stories on disappearances, runaways, and kidnappings, including a Susan Orlean piece about a lost dog, and a New York Magazine article about the boy whose disappearance led to other missing kids ending up on milk cartons.

*illustration by Bruce Horton

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