Catalog of Lies


“But if you see it with your own eyes, then of course it’s real,” you protested as a teenager. This was before home computers, before Photoshop, before “fake news” and “deepfakes.” This was back when you thought facts were unmalleable. Now, you wonder what happens when you can no longer trust the appearance of things…“The beginning of wisdom,” so says a Chinese proverb, “is to call things by their right names.”