"One of the most important things is to recognize that we do have this mounting violence in us, and then to find the reasons."
Thompson spent a year on and off the road with the Angels' San Francisco and Oakland chapters [ more › ]
In 1967, Hunter S. Thompson was a relatively unknown 30-year-old journalist who had just published his first book, Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga. To write the book, Thompson spent a year embedded with a chapter of the Angels,...Show More Summary
The most recent episode of the animated series Blank on Blank features the infamous Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson in 1967 talking with the legendary Studs Terkel about the crazy year or so that he spent with the Hell’s Angels while doing research for his first book Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga. I […]
“I keep my mouth shut now. I’ve turned into a professional coward.” - Hunter S. Thompson in 1967. This is from PBS's excellent "Blank on Blank" series of animated interviews. Read the rest
What’s better than Hunter S. Thompson talking about the Hells Angels and Outlaw motorcycle life with Studs Terkel? Having it animated. Read more...
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People are still taking the anti-abortion video seriously despite its factual inaccuracies, Second Star NYC has webseries featuring a full-figured lead actress, England’s government is putting young women at risk, Hunter S. Thompson’s once-assistant has released a novel about the gonzo journalist.
There are different types of Hunter S. Thompson fans. There are those who have read (and watched) Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas dozens of times. They’ve donned aviators, a Hawaiian shirt, and a Tilley hat while yelling, “We can’t stop here, this is bat country!” on multiple Halloweens. Show More Summary
DJ Quik does Hunter S. Thompson.
He spent a year living with the notorious Hell’s Angels during the ‘60s before writing a book about it. He took a drug-fueled road trip to Vegas that became the novel that launched him to fame as a gonzo journalist. …Read More
Suddenly, there was a terrible roar around us. Whaaaa-reuuuuh-whaa-wha-wha-wha. It was primal and screeching. But the sky didn’t fill up with what looked like huge bats (to my great disappointment). I ran out of the car to the high wooden fence heavily barricaded with chicken wire to spy what was going on. Show More Summary
In recent days, we’ve seen Google’s dream robot reimagine everything from internet memes to Hunter S. Thompson’s acid trips. But exactly how the artificial neural network creates these trippy images is hard to grasp...until you watch it all happening in real time. Read more...
Developer Roelof Pieters fantastically processed a short scene from the 1998 film adaptation of the Hunter S. Thompson novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas through Google’s artificial neural network. Pieters applied a similar process...Show More Summary
Here's an exclusive excerpt of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, a new graphic novel adapted by Troy Little and published by Top Shelf Productions. Read the rest
“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.“” - Hunter S. Thompson
In honor of today’s 150th anniversary of the San Francisco Examiner, the paper has combed through its archives to produce a number of entertaining reminders. Things like Mark Twain’s exact staff status when the paper was launched inShow More Summary
Cartoonist Troy Little adapts Thompson's mind-bending prose novel about "a savage journey to the heart of the American Dream" for Top Shelf.