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Leveraging Hal

Hal Crowther remains my favorite essayist, regardless of whether or not I agree with him. (And on some things I don’t.) Like Hunter S. Thompson, Hal’s writing is beyond enviable and his characterizations often over the top. Here’s some of his latest, addressed to the #Occupy movement: “Go get a bath right after you get [...]
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Hunter S. Thompson's unusual job request

Odd : Kottke.org (4 years ago)

In 1958, Hunter S. Thompson sent a job request to the editor of the Vancouver Sun. Like much of Thompson's writing, it was unconventional. By the time you get this letter, I'll have gotten hold of some of the recent issues of The Su... Read Post

Movie Review: For No Good Reason profiles Hunter S. Thompson’s favorite cartoonist, Ralph Steadman

Entertainment / Film : The A.V. Club - Film (4 months ago)

The work of artist, cartoonist, and illustrator Ralph Steadman may be familiar even to those who don’t know him by name: His swoop- and splatter-filled art has graced many pages of Rolling Stone, and often accompanied the writing of... Read Post

Meditation on Leslie Jamison’s THE EMPATHY EXAMS (and beyond…) (Part Five of Six)

Academics / Literature : The Kenyon Review Blog (4 hours ago)

Continued from Part Four Again, I try to imagine whether I could have possibly chosen the word “sandpaper” in my own writing about the place. I think I actually could have. I write a lot about the state—and when I’m… Continue readin... Read Post


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