Blog Archives for August 2011

JREF $1 Million Challenge Delights and Amuses Psychic Carla Baron

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
August 29, 2011

Carla Baron, who claims to have psychic powers, is not interested in getting James Randi's $1 million prize for proving her abilities, but she does find it "endlessly amusing."

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False Rape Claim Sinks Real Rape Case

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
August 24, 2011

Rape charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn were dropped yesterday; the wealthy French banker had been accused of raping a housekeeper, Nafissatou Diallo, in an upscale Manhattan hotel in May. The accused didn't even have to defend himself in this case; instead the accuser's lies caused her case to implode.

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Fright Night: The Vampire Genre That Won’t Die

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
August 13, 2011

A remake of the cult classic vampire film Fright Night comes to theaters.