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Hoaxes

Was Louisa May Alcott at the center of a neck beard shaming incident involving Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau?

Actually, no. There's no evidence to suggest that Ms. Alcott had an issue with Thoreau's facial hair, but disproving tittle-tattle can be difficult to do.

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Editing Wars: Philip Roth

Philip RothIs Philip Roth, the author of The Human Stain, a credible source for information about the novel The Human Stain?

Apparently not, at least according to Wikipedia. Follow the links below to learn more about the author's efforts to correct information on the Wikipedia page devoted to his novel.

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