avatarIlana Gershon

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Culture, Indiana University

igershon@indiana.edu

A Samoan Hoax

Manti Te’o has been in the news a lot these past few days because Notre Dame’s star linebacker and inspirational leader was apparently pranked.  He had captured football fans’ hearts throughout the season, leading his team to an undefeated record and to the national championship game despite the fact that his grandmother and his girlfriend […]

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Achy Breaky Heart

Break-ups can be long and complicated, taking days, months or even years.  They can involve many tense conversations and stretches of indecision.  Breakups take work.  Sometimes, faced with the possible work of a breakup, people will try to take a shortcut. They will break up on Valentine’s Day.  There is a cost – you are […]

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