Alex Heard

Alex Heard

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


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...

Alex Heard
May 9, 2013

Our Favorite Things

From crabbing off a dock to the second half of Buried in the Sky

Kyle Dickman, Stephanie Pearson, Michael Roberts, Christopher Solomon, Alex Heard, and Grayson Schaffer
Feb 5, 2013

Our Fight With Lance and Livestrong

Outside's editorial director explains how difficult it was to oppose Lance Armstrong at its height—from a first-hand perspective.

Alex Heard
Jan 18, 2013

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 moving...

Alex Heard
Dec 6, 2012

Three Cups of Tea Coauthor Dies

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

Alex Heard
Nov 19, 2012

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, prompting a civil...

Alex Heard
Feb 12, 2012

Citizen Philanthropy

What charities should you give to this holiday season? Outside Magazine reviews the top 30 charities you can trust.

Kate Siber, The Editors, James Nestor, Scott Carney, William Wheeler, Michael McRae, Tracy Ross, and Alex Heard
Nov 1, 2011

Help Outside Fix the World

Send us your nominees for a special roundup of people and organizations that are making a difference and you could make our December issue.

Alex Heard
Jul 19, 2011


As the Las Conchas fire ravages parts of the Santa Clara Pueblo reservation, Lieutenant Governor Joseph B. Tafoya sits down to talk about the damage

Alex Heard
Jul 4, 2011

One-Armed Bandit

James Franco steals the show in 127 Hours. This is what he had to say about it.

Alex Heard
Dec 3, 2010

Greg Mortenson Speaks

The embattled director of the Central Asia Institute responds to allegations of financial mismanagement and that he fabricated stories in his bestselling book Three Cups of Tea.

Alex Heard
Apr 13, 2009