Who Cares If It’s True? It’s Fascinating!

“‘On March 2, 2003, at 4:12 p.m., I disappeared,’ the journal begins. ‘My name is Isabella V. I’m twenty-something, and I am an international fugitive.'” Sound scintillating? It’s the first entry in a fascinating weblog purportedly written by a European heiress fleeing her wealthy and (apparently) powerful family. At this point, the blog is looking an awful lot like a hoax, but that’s really not the point. In an era when news, fiction, entertainment, ‘reality TV,’ and advertising all blur together in disturbing fashion, Isabella’s story is a sign of the synergistic times.