The fall of Jonah Lehrer
Jonah Lehrer at 2008 panel discussion in New York City.
August 1st, 2012
01:07 PM ET

The fall of Jonah Lehrer

By Steve Kastenbaum, CNN

At 31, science writer Jonah Lehrer had reached literary stardom. The New York Times best-selling author was a staff writer at the esteemed New Yorker magazine.

People packed auditoriums to hear him talk about neuroscience and how the mind works when it comes to being creative. But that’s all crashing down now thanks to a few manufactured quotes and a die-hard Bob Dylan fan.

[2:33] “As to how he could think he would get away with this, I think it’s just a matter of being powerful or maybe having some sort of illusion of power that excepts you from scrutiny,” says New York Observer Senior Editor Foster Kamer.


Care for a foreclosure tour?
A foreclosure tour group inspects a house in Atlanta.
August 1st, 2012
06:00 AM ET

Care for a foreclosure tour?

By Barbara Hall, CNN

Atlanta (CNN) - Foreclosure used to be a dirty word, but not anymore. It's become the latest selling tool for some realtors as investors and aspiring homeowners search for a bargain. In some places like Atlanta, touring distressed properties has become a fun and potentially productive way to spend a Saturday.

[0:21] "When I saw the bus driving, when I was at the grocery store, I was like: Am I in a dream? Pinch me. A foreclosure bus? I want to get on that bus," says Roxanne Martinez, who recently took the tour in search of a home.

[3:55] "We're helping promote foreclosures. We're helping promote that it's not a scary process, so we can help get these properties moved so we can all get back to normal," says Cindy Crane with Prudential Georgia Realty which organizes foreclosure tours.

Have you been on a foreclosure tour? Did you end up buying a house afterwards? Let us know your foreclosure tour experience in the comments section below.