Alex Heard

Alex Heard

Author's Bio

Alex Heard (@alexheard) is the editorial director of Outside and the author of The Eyes of Willie McGee and Apocalypse Pretty Soon: Travels in End-Time America.

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Greg Mortenson Steps (Back) Into the Spotlight

Mortenson was a public figure who was routinely seen or heard in public—April 2011, to be precise—but that changes starting tomorrow, when Mortenson will appear on "The Today...

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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...

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...

Photographer: Three Cups of Tea

Three Cups of Tea Coauthor Dies

David Oliver Relin, coauthor with Greg Mortenson of Three Cups of Tea, has died in Multnomah County, Oregon.

Wild book

Required Reading: Wild

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed — Eat, pray, hike

Greg Mortenson November 2011

The Trials of Greg Mortenson

It’s been ten months since Jon Krakauer and 60 Minutes alleged that the star of Three Cups of Tea was a literary fraud who used the Central Asia Institute as a personal cash cow,...

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