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Thursday, February 23 2012

The Best Non-Fiction of 2011

Books have a long shelf-life. A loved book may outlast its original owner by a generation – or more -- if well cared for. With that in mind, we recall our best loved books of 2011 here, well into 2012. Better late than never...


Sunday, February 20 2005

Fear and Loathing in the Belly of La Chupacabra: Dr. Hunter S. Thompson 1937-2005

The problem was the '60s. Even as that hoary decade recedes faster and faster into the past, the red-shift switching to magenta and eventually to a deep painful purple, the echoes of lingering culture war still hang in the air like cordite.


Sunday, February 20 2005

Farewell, My Namesake: Dr. Hunter S. Thompson 1937-2005

Hunter S. Thompson, was, in many ways, the embodiment of the true American Spirit: a gun-toting, drug-ingesting, beyond blue-and-red, sane lunatic.


Reviews

Sunday, February 5 2012

Hunter S. Thompson, the Method and the Man: 'Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone'

When Hunter S. Thompson began writing for Rolling Stone magazine, he had already developed his distinct voice and highly recognizable style, but at Rolling Stone, he perfected it.


Sunday, March 29 2009

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.


Wednesday, December 17 2008

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.


Monday, June 2 2003

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?"


News

Tuesday, November 22 2011

Hunter S. Thompson’s Novel ‘Rum Diary’ Displays His Forming Thoughts

For Thompson, the window between creation and calcification was narrow.


Wednesday, October 26 2011

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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