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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 live ...
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 PBS/VOCES ...

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 ...


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