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'Freak Kingdom': On Hunter S. Thompson's Fight Against Fascism

In Freak Kingdom, Timothy Denevi gives a charmingly sensational account of Hunter S. Thompson's life in order to prove his point that Thompson actually conducted himself as quite a serious anti-fascist.

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Chasing the American Dream with Widespread Panic in Sin City on the 4th of July

A holiday Panic show provides the intrepid traveler with another flashing chance at bliss amidst the economic chaos that passes for the dwindling American Dream in 2014.

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The Whiskey Gentry: Holly Grove

This second album from the Atlanta-based band finds them settling into a solid blend of bluegrass and honky-tonk.

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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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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.

Christel Loar
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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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Between Church & State

Can ideology be passed on without being radically altered? In Damaged #2 creators Michael and John Schwarz along with writer David Lapham and artist Leonardo Manco explore this question that is at once artistic, relevant to the digital economy and core American values. Explore more of the story in the free-to-download preview attached to this story.

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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.

James Fleming
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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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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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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.

Michael Lindenberger
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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.

Tim O'Neil
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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.

Hunter Felt
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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?"

Stephen Rauch

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