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 Prison

January 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 City

July 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 Matter

June 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 It

May 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 Rich

April 2010 How the first families of Texas oil acquired all the money in the world, and then turned to politics.

Charged Environment

April 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 Tattoo

April 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: Hospital

April 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 Short

March 2010 Inevitably, Michael Lewis’s new book will be a cracking read.

Rec Room: Alex Halperin: E-Reading

March 2010 I have been borrowing my girlfriend’s Barnes & Noble Nook for more and more of my trips...

Rec Room: Alex Halperin: Boomsday

February 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 State

January 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 Eight

December 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 Eating

December 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 Ground

November 2009 A masterful look at ordinary people overtaken by historic events.

Rec Room: Alex Halperin: The Magicians

November 2009 Grossman is exceptionally skilled at blending the tropes of fantasy with the conventions of slacker culture.

Rec Room: Alex Halperin: Duplicity

October 2009 Can corporate espionage really be this much fun?

Staff Pick: Alex Halperin

October 2009 Welcome back, Baffler!