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NY Times Features Op-Ed by Tim Evans: "The Ghosts in the Machine"

Wednesday, June 11, 2014  
Posted by: K. Berle

Following the recent attack on a young woman in Wisconsin that made national headlines, The New York Times featured an op-ed piece by Tim Evans, of the faculty of the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology of Western Kentucky University, regarding the Internet meme Slenderman and the American tradition of horror folklore.

The Times also put a version of the piece on its learning blog, along with discussion questions and student responses.

To read the full article, please visit http://nyti.ms/1oIlJXU. The learning blog URL is http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/what-are-your-experiences-with-internet-based-urban-legends/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0.




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