If it’s possible to be a Washington theater superstar, then Holly Twyford is it. Yet it’s the kind of superstardom, writes Peter Marks, where (1) most people don’t recognize her, and (2) she fears theater groupies will “get bored with seeing the same person all the time.”
“In the guise of Paula Brooks, [Bill] Graber corresponded online with Tom MacMaster, thinking he was writing to Amina Arraf. Amina often flirted with Brooks, neither of the men realizing the other was pretending to be a lesbian.”
— The brain-twisting double-cross at the center of this week’s hoax-lesbian-blogger madness, as outlined by Melissa Bell and Elizabeth Flock. Monica Hesse examines the larger problem of Munchausen by Internet.