Alex Heard

Alex Heard is the editorial director ofOutsidemagazine.

Sports Nut
April 11 2013 9:24 AMSeeing GreensHow to watch the Masters like a pro.
The Best Policy
June 24 2008 12:47 PMThe Department of ForgettingHow an obscure FBI rule is ensuring the destruction of irreplaceable historical records.
A Fine Whine
Dec. 20 2006 12:33 PMMe and My Big Wimpy HobbyI make Christmas wreaths for the ladies in my life. You got a problem with that?
Medical Examiner
April 4 2006 5:30 PMMummysittingMy gory career as a plastic-surgery nurse.
Hey, Wait A Minute
April 29 2005 11:44 AMKrystal MessThe embarrassing—and painfully familiar—story of an overeager young journalist.
Sports Nut
Feb. 9 2004 4:10 PMGear Lust in UtahIce-climbing tools! Hummer footwear! How to shop for outdoor gadgets you don't need.
A Fine Whine
Sept. 12 2003 10:21 AMWuss in BootsBackpacking isn't for the feeble—so may I be excused?
High Concept
May 14 2003 11:14 AMInto Thin FurIt's soft, it's cuddly, and it may be cursed. It's the Patch, the creepiest artifact in Mount Everest history.
Low Concept
Aug. 16 2000 3:00 AMEditing Adolf He's feisty about semicolons. He explodes when you step on his voice. He's Hitler—and when you rewrite this guy, you're in for a war. 
May 16 1997 3:30 AMSore LoserGarry Kasparov owes Deep Blue an apology.
April 6 1997 3:30 AMTrading PlacesWhy is Clinton sabotaging his one unqualified success--the World Trade Organization?
April 10 2009 11:28 AMHow To Watch the MastersAn expert's guide to watching golf on television.
April 4 2007 7:17 AMHow To Watch the MastersAn expert's tips for enjoying golf on television.
Sports Nut
Aug. 1 2006 12:43 PMLet's Roll!Why I moved heaven and earth to build a backyard bocce court.
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 23 2006 7:02 AMFast, Burnt Orange, and Out of ControlWhy I love Texas skiers.
April 9 2004 1:53 PMThe Greatest Story Never ToldWhy Mel Gibson's next film project has to be The End.
Sports Nut
Dec. 31 2003 4:03 PMRebel YelpWhy I love Ole Miss! And why you should seriously consider sorta thinking about loving them, too.
High Concept
June 9 2003 5:36 PMFur SaleSold! The thrilling result of our Mount Everest artifact auction.
Sports Nut
July 26 2002 10:47 AMNo Fly ZoneSlob Fishing, the sport of bums.
Hey, Wait A Minute
Jan. 23 1999 3:30 AMMy Son, the AntichristWhat kind of job is that for a nice Jewish boy?
May 11 1997 3:30 AMIf At First You Don't SecedeThe eyes of the nation are upon the new Republicans of Texas.



Talking White

Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.

Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.

The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly

Operation Backbone

How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.

A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently

The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 4:05 PM Today in GOP Outreach to Women: You Broads Like Wedding Dresses, Right?

How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.

How Tattoo Parlors Became the Barber Shops of Hipster Neighborhoods

This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century

Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
  News & Politics
Oct. 1 2014 7:26 PM Talking White Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Oct. 2 2014 9:19 AM Alibaba’s Founder on Why His Company Is Killing It in China
Oct. 2 2014 9:36 AM Beware the Chasers: "Admirers" Who Harass Trans People
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 5:11 PM Celebrity Feminist Identification Has Reached Peak Meaninglessness
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
Oct. 2 2014 9:08 AM Demons Are Real A horror movie goes behind the scenes on an Intervention-like reality show.
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 6:59 PM EU’s Next Digital Commissioner Thinks Keeping Nude Celeb Photos in the Cloud Is “Stupid”
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 2 2014 7:30 AM What Put the Man in the Moon in the Moon?
Sports Nut
Oct. 1 2014 5:19 PM Bunt-a-Palooza! How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?