It takes tremendous craft for a nonfiction writer to dominate his subject. Tom Wolfe, Truman Capote, Norman Mailer and Hunter S. Thompson could pull this off, but once they became celebrities in their own right, it became harder and harder for them to act as reporters. Show More Summary
What’s more bizarre: That John Oates (of Hall & Oates, of course) once had just $50 to his name in the late ‘80s? Or that he was friends with gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson?
(Image Link) Johnny Depp did a great job of capturing Hunter S. Thompson's manic spirit in Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, but nothing captured the feeling of being on a suitcase full of drugs like the poster art. That image of Hunter's...Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: Becca Thomas and Jessica Caldwell are adapting Cheryl Della Pietra's book Gonzo Girl, inspired by the author’s crazy experiences while working with the late journalist and novelist Hunter S. Thompson. Thomas is set to direct...Show More Summary
In addition to her years at the Aspen Times, Peggy Clifford made TV documentaries and wrote books. Today, in paying tribute to Clifford, who passed away earlier this month at age 87, the paper's managing editor Rick Carroll revisits the introduction to one of those tomes. And who can blame him? We should all be...
Is that human hair?
Mr. Cartwright practiced the “gonzo journalism” made famous by another larger-than-life storyteller: Hunter S. Thompson.
“We don’t really own anything. We are merely custodians of it during our lifetime.” — Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts Twenty years ago, I asked a mutual friend a question that would change my life forever. “Football… what is it about football?” I wanted to know. Show More Summary
1. English has 3,000 words for being drunk. 2. “Johnny Depp spent $3 million to blast Hunter Thompson’s ashes out of a cannon. He spent $18 million on an 150-foot yacht. He spent $4 million on a failed record label. He spent $30,000 a month on wine, $200,000 a month on private planes, $150,000 a […] The post Thursday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.
Depp's expenditures included $3 million on a specially made cannon used to shoot Hunter S. Thompson's ashes over Aspen.
Johnny Depp spent more than $3 million on a cannon to blast Hunter S. Thompson's ashes over Aspen, Colo., spent $30,000 a month on expensive wines, and apparently just wasted much of the rest of his income, according to a lawsuit filed by his former managers. The lawsuit, filed...
New lawsuit reveals the depths of Depp's financial depravity.
Feels appropriate today: 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 in the first place. Show More Summary
Thompson/Center Arms™ to host a Photo Op at SHOT Show®, Booth #13729 Thompson/Center Arms today announced that it will host a photo opportunity with all of the company’s T/C Pro Hunters on Wednesday, January 18th from 2:00-3:15 at the Thompson/Center booth at the 2017 SHOT Show. Show More Summary
Susan McWilliams, on Hunter S. Thompson’s Hell’s Angels: Most people read Hell’s Angels for the lurid stories of sex and drugs. But that misses the point entirely. What’s truly shocking about reading the book today is how well Thompson foresaw the retaliatory, right-wing politics that now goes by the name of Trumpism. Show More Summary
Famous U.S. treasure hunter, Tommy Thompson found a trove of gold coins and bars on the floor of the Atlantic ocean back in 1988. The treasure came from the SS Central America, which sank to the bottom of the sea during a hurricane in...Show More Summary