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Why Details Of A High-Profile Montana Campus Rape Case Are Still A Mystery

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics

The Montana Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments from author Jon Krakauer and officials of the state's higher education system on April ...

9 Brilliant Books That Will Change How You See True Crime

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.06.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

The greatest examples of the genre provide not only the pleasures of a gripping, whodunit plot, but they are also an examination of complex psychology and civilization when the tranquility of everyday life has been shattered.

'Everest' Is a Stunning View of Man vs. the Elements

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.20.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Everest is a movie of grandeur and beauty. This is because cinematographer Salvatore Totino made the mountains of Nepal his star and created one breathtaking sweeping shot after another.

Everest Takes You Up Mt. Everest and Down in IMAX-3D. Hold On!

Carole Mallory | Posted 09.18.2015 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Everest is riveting. IMAX-3D brings Mt. Everest into your lap and the courageous climbers peril into your heart. Because of IMAX-3D and its power, you will feel as though you are on the climb with them.

Meru: Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Talk about extreme sports. The new documentary Meru will make you wonder why anyone would want to put themselves so far out of any human comfort zone....

Jon Krakauer Says Climbing Mount Everest Was The 'Biggest Mistake' Of His Life

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.15.2015 | Arts

Author Jon Krakauer, who chronicled the 1996 disaster on Mount Everest in his bestselling book Into Thin Air, told HuffPost Live on Thu...

13 Books You'll Want to Read Before They Hit the Big Screen

Off The Shelf | Posted 08.07.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

In classic Hollywood style, everything old is new again. They say the book is always better than the movie, but I'm of the mind that nothing's better than experiencing your favorite stories first on the page and again on the big screen.

Fuck Joy!

Francis Levy | Posted 06.24.2015 | Books
Francis Levy

Joy may be associated with so called Dionysiac type experiences in which wine and other substances produce the illusion of oneness with nature and others--an illusion that's quickly dispelled by the path of destruction generally left in the wake of such experiences.

Are You a Scaredy-Cat Writer? 3 Life Lessons to Give You Courage

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.24.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

I wrote more, much more, after I had children than I did before, even though I had far less time. When I was young and single, I squandered my hours. There was always a concert to go to, or a movie, or maybe I just felt like lying around and watching television.

Jon Krakauer Offers New Theory on How Chris McCandless Died

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.14.2015 | Books
Alaska Dispatch News

Author Jon Krakauer posted "How Chris McCandless Died: An Update" Wednesday at The New Yorker online with the fifth theory he has put forward since 1993 to justify his claim that the young man did not die of reckless behavior but of poisoning.

Suffering Optional: Walking Into the Wild Is a Quest of Privilege

Andrea Louie | Posted 12.07.2014 | Arts
Andrea Louie

So today, as we are confronted daily with the images of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees who have fled extremists, I am unmoved to feel pity for the voluntary brushes with death that Marquis encountered.

University Of Montana Ordered To Hand Over Records On Quarterback's Rape Case

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 09.25.2014 | College

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A judge has ordered the University of Montana to turn over to author Jon Krakauer any records on how the state's higher educatio...

Author Seeks Info On College Student's Rape Case

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 03.14.2014 | College

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Author Jon Krakauer is asking a judge to order the release of records in the 2012 rape case against University of Montana quart...

'Into The Wild' Hunter Shot And Killed By Police

Reuters | Steve Quinn | Posted 05.13.2014 | Crime

(Adds details in paragraphs 9 and 11) By Steve Quinn JUNEAU, Alaska, March 13 (Reuters) - An Alaskan moose hunter, whos...

Insurer To Settle With 'Three Cups Of Tea' Charity For $1.2 Million

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

HELENA, Mont. — HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An insurance company will pay $1.2 million to a charity co-founded by "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mor...

Stink on Mount McKinley coming from 'Into the Wild' author Jon Krakauer?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 08.27.2013 | Weird News
Alaska Dispatch News

Jon Krakauer, who spawned no end of crap for Alaska search-and-rescue personnel when he penned "Into the Wild" 20 years ago, is now involved in his ow...

'Three Cups Of Tea' Co-Author Takes His Own Life

AP | By JEFF BARNARD | Posted 02.01.2013 | Books

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- David Oliver Relin, co-author of the best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea," said in legal filings about a year before his re...

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Humanitarian Author

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 06.30.2012 | Impact

HELENA, Mont. — A federal judge on Monday dismissed a civil lawsuit against author Greg Mortenson, calling claims "flimsy and speculative" that ...

Mountain Looks Like a Coffee Table Book. It's Really About Sacred Places and the Reach For the Divine.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 12.11.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

There are big books that you buy for people you don't completely care about -- gift books, coffee table books. And then there are books like Mountain, books that cost you something to look through, books that repay the effort.

Andrea Stone

Exclusive: Charity Watchdog Calls For 'Three Cups Of Tea' Author Greg Mortenson's Resignation

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.13.2011 | Impact

The watchdog group that first warned that the bestselling author of "Three Cups of Tea" was more interested in selling books than building schools in ...

Woman Drops 'Three Cups Of Tea' Lawsuit

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 09.05.2011 | Books

HELENA, Mont. — An Illinois woman has dropped her lawsuit against "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson, leaving just one legal claim that m...

Three Cups Of Tea Author Greg Mortenson Faces Another Lawsuit

The Daily Beast | Posted 08.13.2011 | Books

Greg Mortenson is facing another lawsuit filed over his bestselling memoir, Three Cups of Tea....

Bestselling Author Releases New Kindle Single About Animal Love And Technology

nytimes.com | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 07.19.2011 | Books

Last Friday Susan Orlean was on the verge of some serious animal acquisitions. Her latest herd of 12 Black Angus cattle was scheduled to be dropped o...

Donor: Mortenson's Charity Financials 'So Messed Up'

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 07.05.2011 | Impact
Virginia M. Moncrieff

"Who can be troubled to read financials? I have to admit, I didn't until this whole thing broke open. Basically, people are saying, 'Don't trouble me with facts and numbers, I like Greg, and I like the story.'"

Three Cups of a Flawed Hero: The Limits of Greg Mortenson's Model of Change

Paul Loeb | Posted 06.27.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

Three Cups still presents an infinitely more hopeful message than that of detached cynicism. But the story can easily buttress the myth that those who make change have to be almost superhuman.