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Cheryl Della Pietra's debut novel, Gonzo Girl, inspired by her experience as Hunter S. Thompson's assistant in the early-90s, was published in 2015 by Simon & Schuster. Her magazine writing has appeared in Marie Claire, Redbook, and Fast Company, among others. She has participated in ...
My favorite pieces of sportswriting are “The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved” by Hunter S. Thompson or “The Sea of Crises” by Brian Curtis, both of which are barely sports pieces at all. But I physically can't make myself write something truly tremendous, that makes people feel things and share ...

He was an activist who confronted police brutality decades before the advent of Black Lives Matter. He was a friend and foil to legendary journalist Hunter S. Thompson. He was a native son of the Central Valley who struggled with his heritage and identity before becoming a revolutionary lawyer and a ...
Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger ponders the timelessness of Hunter S. Thompson's "blistering attacks on the status quo" and their applicability to today's political landscape. He also reminds us of the "incredibly bullish" fundamentals for silver and lays out the evidence for why this precious metal is ...
If you grew up far from the border, you may only know of Oscar Zeta Acosta as the inspiration for Hunter S. Thompson's, Fear and Loathing sidekick, Dr. Gonzo. There is a lot more to Acosta and a new PBS documentary, “The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo,” tells the whole story of the Chicano activist.

This 1970 photo released by Raul Ruiz shows attorney Oscar Zeta Acosta at a demonstration in downtown Los Angeles. Acosta, a volatile Mexican-American writer who was the inspiration for Hunter Thompson's Dr. Gonzo in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," is the focus of a new ...
There's a line in Hunter S Thompson's mad road movie of a book, Hell's Angels, that sums up South Africa's relationship with fast bowling. Having admired the bikers' gleaming machines from a distance for several minutes, a couple of gawking youngsters dared to come within earshot of their foreboding ...
If the Mint 400 sounds familiar — and you're not a racing fan — it might be because it's the race Hunter S. Thompson covered for an assignment that ended up as his 1972 novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. But unlike Thompson's drug-fueled escapades, the Mint 400 today is a family-friendly affair that ...
Having Rango smack onto the windshield of real-life drug-crazed lunatic Hunter S Thompson, riffing directly on Terry Gilliam's Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (both films star Johnny Depp) must have led to some pretty confused conversations in the playground the morning after opening weekend.
Never mind who killed Hunter S Thompson, who was he, anyway? He was a journalist, mainly, with a side order of guns, booze and drugs. Or maybe that was the other way round. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, in July 1937, to a family that was middle-class but plunged into poverty by the death of ...
The Mint 400, which is being revived this week after a 20-year hiatus, started at the old Fremont Street casino of the same name in 1968. Billed as “The Great American Desert Race,” it ran for more than 20 years and served as the backdrop for Hunter S. Thompson's novel “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.”.
"Take a pitcher, it'll last longer." — Unknown. 7. “Next to music, beer was best.” ― Carson McCullers. 8. "Life is like a roller coaster, live it, be happy, enjoy life." — Avril Lavigne. 9. “Good people drink good beer.” ― Hunter S. Thompson. 10. “Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another ...
Defense attorneys in the case included Oscar Acosta, a hell-raising lawyer with a gargantuan appetite for food, drugs and dangerous living who inspired the character of Dr. Gonzo in Hunter S. Thompson's surreal book "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." "Oscar popped up out of nowhere offering to help," ...
One of artist Lucas Laverty's pieces features an image of Hunter S. Thompson made with free-hand plasma metal cutters. Prev; 2 of 2 images; Next. If you go: What: First Friday Artwalk exhibit: “Carving Out a Meager Existence”. When: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 2. Where: Urbane, 703 Lincoln Ave. #B101.
We were greeted by a lanky rep in pineapple-colored Hunter S. Thompson sunglasses who ushered us inside and clambered in the back seat. Once the doors slammed shut, I looked down to see three daisy-chained Pocket Operators neatly laid out on a makeshift presentation table. The first Pocket ...
But this has all the earmarks of the hustle that the late Hunter S. Thompson wrote of in "The Rum Diary," a novel based on his time spent working for an English-language newspaper in San Juan in 1958. In it, Thompson describes a sleazy operator by the name of Sanderson, who parlayed a reporting job ...

Hunter S Thompson is a moralist posing as an immoralist. Nixon is an immoralist disguised as a moralist. There will be thieves and auto wrecks whoever gets elected. But Hunter represents something wholly alien to the other candidates for Sheriff; ideas. And a sympathy towards the young, generous, grass ...
February 20th 2018 marks thirteen years since the death of inimitable journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson redefined journalism working with Rolling Stone magazine. His work would come to be described as gonzo, written as a first-person narrative without objectivity. It disregards the ...
Directed by Phillip Rodriguez, the film explores the life of Oscar Zeta Acosta, who was a firebrand Chicano lawyer, writer, activist, and the real-life inspiration behind Hunter S. Thompson's Dr. Gonzo in the 1971 novel “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream.”.
Steadman is famous for his long collaboration with the writer Hunter S. Thompson, most notably providing the illustrations for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1971), and helping to create what has since become known as 'Gonzo' journalism. Steadman has attained a cult status and has influenced many ...
Aspen plays a large role in the work, mostly via Acosta's volatile relationship with writer Hunter S. Thompson. ... To an entire generation of Hunter S. Thompson devotees, Acosta gained a place in literary infamy by way of his role as Thompson's “300-pound Samoan attorney” in the book, “Fear & Loathing in ...
"Lyrically, it's about my experiences with Vegas," Hollingsworth, who took the title from Hunter S. Thompson's famed Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, tells Billboard. "All the verse lyrics are talking about Vegas, about all the waste and, possibly, the beauty. Then I figured it had to have some kind of happy ...
Never mind who killed Hunter S Thompson, who was he, anyway? He was a journalist, mainly, with a side order of guns, booze and drugs. Or maybe that was the other way round. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, in July 1937, to a family that was middle-class but plunged into poverty by the death of ...
Hunter S. Thompson is a lucky five-year-old. Every week a development aid worker spends about 15 hours with him, helping him with challenges related to autism. But those hours have been cut back in recent years – and for other families – all-together. “Instead of having clinicians work with kids anymore, ...
Before being cast in the docudrama, “The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo,” actor Jeff Harms knew little about the man he was hired to portray: Hunter S. Thompson. Harms, a native of suburban Chicago living in Los Angeles, was, as most literate people are, acquainted with the legend of Thompson, who ...
David Wood stands beside a photo-plastered tree at the Hunter S. Thompson Shrine on the slopes of Snowmass. SNOWMASS VILLAGE – Veteran ski instructor Ed Petrosius proudly led us off a Snowmass ski trail and into the ungroomed terrain beyond. He stopped at the ropes marking the ski area ...
Oscar Zeta Acosta, a volatile Mexican-American writer who was the real-life inspiration for Hunter S. Thompson's Dr. Gonzo in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” is the focus of a new VOCES/PBS documentary. “The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo” traces the life of the ...
Which brings us back to Hunter S Thompson – the father of Gonzo journalism and to my strong belief that our TV news is both gung ho and Gonzo. Read up on Wikipedia on Gonzo journalism ( I did. My research stops at Wiki lest you assume this is actually a well researched piece). Gonzo journalism 'is a ...
Directed by Phillip Rodriguez, the film explores the life of Oscar Zeta Acosta, who was a firebrand Chicano lawyer, writer, activist, and the real-life inspiration behind Hunter S. Thompson's Dr. Gonzo in the 1971 novel “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream.”.
It was a left-wing magazine but Wenner was unashamedly establishment. He minted some of the most famous names in journalism: Hunter S Thompson, Tom Wolfe and Greil Marcus. The former two invented “Gonzo” journalism, making an indelible mark on writing forever. He's a complicated man, hiding ...
The genre is multi-faceted, and not only to be enjoyed by the chaps, but it essentially boils down to Man Rages against The Man. Then there is the genre entitled Come and Have a Read if You Think You're Hard Enough: Martin Amis's Money, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, by Hunter S Thompson, David ...
Stephen lived his life well and believed in a quote attributed to Hunter S. Thompson. Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming, “Wow!
(plus glossary), Hunter S. Thompson's “Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72” and Timothy Crouse's “The Boys on the Bus.” I mixed in more obscure volumes, like “Nixon Agonistes: The Crisis of the Self-Made Man,” by Garry Wills, and every (credible) book about the Clintons (sorry, Ed Klein).
Steadman is famous for his long collaboration with the writer Hunter S. Thompson, most notably providing the illustrations for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1971), and helping to create what has since become known as 'Gonzo' journalism. Steadman has attained a cult status and has influenced many ...
No wonder Colonel Gaddafi, Mike Tyson, Pablo Escobar, Tina Turner, Hunter S. Thompson and Sylvester Stallone (the most intriguing episode of Come Dine with Me you'll never see) all had one. But with lawsuits, supercar hardware, financially crippling consequences, much secrecy, the inclusion of the military, then a few ...
To an entire generation of Hunter S. Thompson devotees, Acosta gained a place in literary infamy by way of his role as Thompson's “300-pound Samoan attorney” in the book, “Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas.” Thompson's depiction of him in that book seriously pissed off Acosta. He even sued Thompson and ...
Brown received her MFA from the Vermont College, studied literature at Oxford University, and was the editorial assistant for the late Hunter S. Thompson. Her first collection, “Sister,” a novel-in-poems, was first published in 2007 by Red Hen Press and a new edition will be reissued by Sibling Rivalry Press ...
Any band who does a song inspired by Hunter S. Thompson, one of my literary heroes, is just fine with me. And Avenged Sevenfold does it better than any -- taking “Bat Country” straight outta “Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas” and flashing imagery that aped that of the Terry Gilliam film based on HST's book ...
Fans of both late nights and gonzo journalism, we'd decided to light out to track down Hunter S. Thompson, the sometimes dangerous, sometimes brilliant ... “Hunter S. Thompson: The Last Interview and Other Conversations” from Melville House Books recently helped me recall the purpose of that long-ago ...
"Lyrically, it's about my experiences with Vegas," Hollingsworth, who took the title from Hunter S. Thompson's famed Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, tells Billboard. "All the verse lyrics are talking about Vegas, about all the waste and, possibly, the beauty. Then I figured it had to have some kind of happy ...
She recalled the gallery's second show, where Hunter S. Thompson showed up. “And this place was packed," she said. "This girl took off her clothes, he put her underpants on his head, he burned the underpants, everyone was saying, 'Oh my God, this place is back like in the old days of Aspen,' and it was ...
That first sentence to Hunter S. Thompson's 1971 classic, "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," is a doozy, perfectly capturing the essence of gonzo journalism. Love him or loathe him, no one could argue against the plain fact that Thompson changed the face of reporting, coining a style of journalism written ...
Fiction gives heart and soul to the bones of history. Novelists, not historians, are the writers charged with evoking the human element. In “Imagining a Great Republic,” Thomas E. Cronin — a Colorado College professor and expert on American politics — tells of the great novels, from Uncle Tom's Cabin” to ...
As a journalist of a gonzo-ish bent, I have long had an admiration for the sorts of writers who have a distinct talent of cutting through the bullshit while revealing great truths about the human condition. Many familiar with my writings will know I am a longtime fan of the writings of the late Hunter S. Thompson.
When Richard Nixon died, Hunter S. Thompson famously wrote, “Some people will say that words like scum and rotten are wrong for Objective Journalism—which is true, but they miss the point. It was the built-in blind spots of the Objective rules and dogma that allowed Nixon to slither into the White House ...
But anyone versed in Gonzo journalism, the literary genre blurring fact and fiction where the writer is often inserted into the story, will recognise the man as Hunter S. Thompson - seminal author, political rabble-rouser, gun lover, chemical imbiber and long-time resident of Woody Creek. That, more than ...
Hunter S. Thompson once said that if you rode a Vincent "at top speed for any length of time, you would almost certainly die." Never one to take his own advice, the journalist had several torrid affairs with the brand over the years. His attorney, Dr. Gonzo, suggested buying a motorcycle before their ...
"I certainly don't keep up with hip-hop but I'm trying to now," says iconic British illustrator and painter Ralph Steadman, best known as the twisted mind behind the dark, grotesque, hilarious, disturbing art that accompanied the early-1970s gonzo journalistic screeds of the late Hunter S. Thompson, including ...
... of his own barnyard sows. “Christ, we can't get away with calling him a pig-f*cker,” the campaign manager protested. “Nobody's going to believe a thing like that.” “I know,” Johnson replied. “But let's make the sonofabitch deny it.” - Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, Hunter S Thompson ...


 

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