Articles tagged hunter s. thompson

Comics-in-Chief: Laughing With (and At) the Presidents—The Scathing Slice of the Satirical Edge

When America chose Nixon over Paulsen at the polls, it ushered in a president that many consider one of the most humor-challenged in modern history.

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Exceptional Claims: Principle, Personality and Christopher Hitchens

The late Christopher Hitchens helped define the character and popular perception of Atheism for this generation. But for the self-styled contrarian, where did principle end and personality begin?

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With ‘The Rum Diary,’ Johnny Depp seeks ‘closure’ with an old friend

ORLANDO, Fla. — Like everyone who knew him, Johnny Depp collected Hunter S. Thompson stories. The first one is how the already-famous actor first met his

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‘All Star Western’ Is at Home, Back East

In a longstanding tradition of using company-wide shakeups to offer a new and engaging visions of Jonah Hex, All Star Western offers perhaps the sincerest reboot of the entire New 52 run.

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“Red Hood & the Outlaws” is Editor’s Choice of DC’s New 52

Red Hood & the Outlaws is the pick of DC's relaunch. Here's why.

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Republican Gomorrah by Max Blumenthal

Blumenthal doesn’t give a sense of the larger forces that shaped this psychosexually perverse evangelical political movement. But then it’s not the trashman’s duty to understand the grotty muck, just to haul it away.

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The Buffalo Lies Bleeding: Some Thoughts in Memory of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Thompson was a writer who I admired, dismissed, combated, and loved, often all at the same time. He was the first writer who made me fall in love with the idea of becoming a writer.

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Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson by Anita Thompson

This compiles nearly 50 of Thompson's most compelling Q&As spanning almost 40 years. It's as close as readers can get to having the good doctor as a conversational companion.

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Hunter S. Thompson: An Insider’s View of Deranged, Depraved, Drugged Out Brilliance by Jay Cowan

This isn't just a chronological carnival ride through the Freak Power funhouse. Sure there are plenty of fantastic stories, but it's all framed around the writing. The word is king.

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Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson: Music from the Film

A sonic compendium to director Alex Gibney’s new documentary, this wild ride through the record collection of Hunter S. Thompson yields surprising and enjoyable results.

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Hunter S. Thompson: The Gonzo Tapes

Listening to the great Gonzo journalist mutter into his tape recorder might not sound like fun to some, but for others, it'll be pretty darn interesting.

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Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney goes ‘Gonzo’

In February, Alex Gibney took home the Academy Award for best documentary feature for “Taxi to the Dark Side,” his eerie investigation into charges of

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Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

While Gonzo makes a familiar case, that Thompson frequently lost himself in celebrity, it also argues for his legacy, not cynicism but optimism.

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Composer’s ‘song journal’ revisits gonzo writer Thompson’s words

When Hunter S. Thompson ended his life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on Feb. 20, 2005, the famed gonzo writer’s terrible act triggered

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20 Jan 2008 // 9:58 PM

Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson by Jann S. Wenner and Corey Seymour

Thompson had a talent for writing and self-destruction, both equally strong.

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Kingdom of Fear:  Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Centur

Gee, remember when being 'anti-war' was considered a good thing? Or at least not tantamount to treason? Remember when being questioning, critical, or even contemptuous of authority was not only accepted, it was a part of the American character?"

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//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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