Tag: Alex Halperin
|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?|
Is the ancient art of tattooing on the verge of a massive sellout?
|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.|
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.
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?
O’Rourke should go back to reporting, or retire. With articles like this he’s just writing his own pre-obituary.
For those with filthy rich aspirations (and those who like to make jest of the filthy rich’s excesses).
How the first families of Texas oil acquired all the money in the world, and then turned to politics.
Thanks to a history of scarcity in a hostile region, Israel is poised to lead the world in clean technology.
It’s moody and modern. The characters seem like recognizable people—laptop users and obsessive coffee drinkers—who happen to be conducting criminal investigations.
Following the decidedly bloodless drama of the health care bill, this book presents what American medicine really looks like.
Inevitably, Michael Lewis’s new book will be a cracking read.
I have been borrowing my girlfriend’s Barnes & Noble Nook for more and more of my trips…
Satire that tours a gallery of Washington types: pompous politicians, corrupt aides, venal lobbyists, venal and horny holy rollers.
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.
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.
Fisher is less concerned with the provenance of food than the pleasures derived from it, and her prose is a joy.
A masterful look at ordinary people overtaken by historic events.
Grossman is exceptionally skilled at blending the tropes of fantasy with the conventions of slacker culture.
Can corporate espionage really be this much fun?
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