Tag: Alex Halperin
Alex Halperin: Is Invisible Children for Real?March 2012
|As of this writing, Kony 2012 has been on YouTube for seven days and has attracted more than 70 million viewers, but is the organization that created it telling the truth?|
Ink, Inc.March 2012
Is the ancient art of tattooing on the verge of a massive sellout?
Alex Halperin: Coming Home From PrisonJanuary 2011
|Since leaving prison, Burgess’s marketable skill stabilized her while she explored her options. She’s always talking about what’s next. Still, she’s learned that her past won’t just disappear.|
Alex Halperin: Summer in the CityJuly 2010
Last fall, Keith Nelson, co-founder of the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, and his friend Rob Hickman had been tooling around with their unicycles when they decided to ride over the Williamsburg Bridge. Their journey inspired them to unicycle over every bridge in the city.
Rec Room: Alex Halperin: Extra Lives: Why Video Games MatterJune 2010
Despite its cultural impact, being a gamer has never shed its associations of pimply adolescence. Are the artistic aspirations of a few genius game designers worth the social cost?
Rec Room: Alex Halperin: Rolling Back P.J. O’Rourke’s Lame Period?June 2010
O’Rourke should go back to reporting, or retire. With articles like this he’s just writing his own pre-obituary.
Rec Room: Alex Halperin: How to Spend ItMay 2010
For those with filthy rich aspirations (and those who like to make jest of the filthy rich’s excesses).
Rec Room: Alex Halperin: The Big RichApril 2010
How the first families of Texas oil acquired all the money in the world, and then turned to politics.
Charged EnvironmentApril 2010
Thanks to a history of scarcity in a hostile region, Israel is poised to lead the world in clean technology.
Rec Room: Alex Halperin: The Girl with the Dragon TattooApril 2010
It’s moody and modern. The characters seem like recognizable people—laptop users and obsessive coffee drinkers—who happen to be conducting criminal investigations.
Rec Room: Alex Halperin: HospitalApril 2010
Following the decidedly bloodless drama of the health care bill, this book presents what American medicine really looks like.
Rec Room: Alex Halperin: The Big ShortMarch 2010
Inevitably, Michael Lewis’s new book will be a cracking read.
Rec Room: Alex Halperin: E-ReadingMarch 2010
I have been borrowing my girlfriend’s Barnes & Noble Nook for more and more of my trips…
Rec Room: Alex Halperin: BoomsdayFebruary 2010
Satire that tours a gallery of Washington types: pompous politicians, corrupt aides, venal lobbyists, venal and horny holy rollers.
Rec Room: Alex Halperin: State by StateJanuary 2010
States are weird political entities and it’s hard to know more than a few well. Thumbing around this book is a great way to see the country.
Rec Room: Alex Halperin: Hard EightDecember 2009
Watch it for a peak at one of the most emotionally bombastic directors before he completely found his footing, or just for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s fantastic cameo.
Rec Room: Alex Halperin: The Art of EatingDecember 2009
Fisher is less concerned with the provenance of food than the pleasures derived from it, and her prose is a joy.
Rec Room: Alex Halperin: Common GroundNovember 2009
A masterful look at ordinary people overtaken by historic events.
Rec Room: Alex Halperin: The MagiciansNovember 2009
Grossman is exceptionally skilled at blending the tropes of fantasy with the conventions of slacker culture.
Rec Room: Alex Halperin: DuplicityOctober 2009
Can corporate espionage really be this much fun?
Staff Pick: Alex HalperinOctober 2009
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