Alex Heard

Expeditions Cancel Everest Climb

Is Everest closed for business in 2014? It’s still not certain, but at the moment everything seems to be trending in that direction—amid conflicting reports that the government of Nepal... Read More

Everest Season Caught in Limbo

The 2014 Everest climbing season is in limbo and will probably stay that way for the next few days, but it’s too early to hang a “closed for business” sign on the world’s highest peak. Though one...

Greg Mortenson Fraud Claim Rejected

A federal appeals court panel has rejected a claim that fabrications in Greg Mortenson’s Three Cups of Tea and Stones Into Schools constituted fraud against purchasers of the books and... Read More

A DIY Tour of "Breaking Bad"

One car, one infinite urban sprawl, and one long list of the places where "Breaking Bad" episodes were filmed. Mapping out and executing a DIY tour seemed doable—but was it survivable?

The Skies Belonged to Them

A new book on the vanished age of airline hijacking captures an astonishing time. There was no airport security, and people brandishing weapons and bombs routinely commandeered aircraft around the...

Fact-Checking Relin's New Book 'Second Suns'

David Oliver Relin made his name as coauthor of the disgraced bestseller Three Cups of Tea—then tragically committed suicide. Now, a major publisher hypes Relin’s posthumous history of the inspiring...

The Death of David Oliver Relin

While awaiting further judgment on a case against the accuracy of Three Cups of Tea, the bestseller he co-wrote with Greg Mortenson, Relin committed suicide by putting himself in the path of a...

Three Cups of Tea Coauthor Dies

David Oliver Relin, coauthor with Greg Mortenson of Three Cups of Tea, has died in Multnomah County, Oregon. Few details are available—Relin’s family has apparently asked that people... Read More