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Daniel Radcliffe a stickler for the truth in buoyant 'Lifespan of a Fact'

Oct 22, 2018
Lifespan of a fact

NEW YORK — In an era when a politician brazenly dismisses any development he doesn’t like as fake news, can there be a pursuit nobler than that of the fact-checker?

Toiling in the archives of the verifiable, fortified by the reliability of contemporaneous documentation, the fact-checker is a last defense against the chaos of unsupported assertion and outrageous mendacity. And as embodied by a bearded, seemingly sleep-deprived Daniel Radcliffe in the engagingly trenchant and bracingly acted new Broadway play, “The Lifespan of a Fact,” he’s also impossibly, abrasively, hilariously unbearable.