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True/Slant, based in a loft in SoHo in New York City and funded with $3 million in capital by Forbes Media and Fuse Capital and sold to Forbes in May 2010, was an original content news network.It launched its alpha in April 2009and its beta in June 2009.It had a new approach to journalistic entrepreneurship and advertising, and blended journalism with social networking.After operating for slightly more than 12 months, True/Slant ceased operations on July 31, 2010.

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Lady Gaga: Aladdin Sane Called, He Wants His Lightning Bolt Back: On Lady Gaga

Essay by Mark Dery, True/Slant, 20 April 2010

"HOW NOT DUMB is Gaga?" asked the New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones, in the first flush of Gagamania. Almost exactly a year later, his ...

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