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Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar

On any given day we’re lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows the manners and “hotspots” used by those trained to recognize deception – and she argues honesty is a value worth preserving.

November Book Haul!

November has been a good month for books!

Burned | Karen Marie Moning
Into The River | Ted Dawe
Winter | Marissa Meyer
The 5th Wave | Rick Yancey

The Rose Society | Marie Lu I added this book to the haul picture by mistake (this is from October)…ugh! Did not want to have to take another photo…whoops

The Witch Hunter | Virginia Boecker
The Magicians | Lev Grossman
The Iron Warrior | Julie Kagawa
Snow Like Ashes | Sara Raasch
Dorothy Must Die: Stories | Danielle Paige  
The Vanishing Throne | Elizabeth May
The Bone Season | Samantha Shannon

Sometimes politicians just aren’t that funny. That’s a lesson Seth Meyers, host of Late Night, has learned covering the campaigns from the his vantage point — comedy.

The current presidential campaign is the butt of many of his jokes these days — “so many butts, there are so many butts in this campaign,” Meyers quipped to David Greene, host of NPR’s Morning Edition.

But interviews with political guests themselves can be harder to make entertaining: “I don’t want to put that all on the politician. I’m fairly new at this as well, and certainly get the least amount of reps with a political guest,” he said.

Seth Meyers Takes On The Campaign, From Canned Jokes To Day Drinking

Photo: Lloyd Bishop/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Caption: “I thought Ted Cruz was a lot of fun,” Late Night host Seth Meyers said of the senator’s March interview on his show.

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Triumphs Over Trauma: The Scar Prints of Ted Meyer

At the Brewery Art Walk, Ted Meyer’s series “Scarred for Life”, is one that always draws a crowd. His images of the scars, the people who have them, and their stories, are fascinating.  The video above shows his process and his personal connection to the subject. It also focuses on one of his models, an Iraq war veteran, who shares his experience dealing with his own scars.