Tag Archive for Hunter Thompson

How Many Destroyed Lives Does It Take?

Something is happening here, But you don’t know what it is, Do you, Mr. Jones? — Bob Dylan No sir, not a chance. Mr. Jones does not even pretend to know what’s happening in America right now, and neither does anyone else. We have seen Weird Times in this country before, but (this) is beginning…

Woody Creek Magazine Deputs in Honor of Hunter Thompson

A year after Hunter S. Thompson ended his life, his widow unveiled a new literary magazine dedicated to the gonzo journalist and aptly printed at 3 a.m. on the day of publication, according to the Denver Post. Excerpts: A small, offbeat answer to say, The New Yorker, the Woody Creeker offers a literary view of…

Flying Dog Brewery Unleashes Gonzo Imperial Porter

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity but they’ve always worked for me. – Hunter S. Thompson The Flying Dog Brewery in Aspen, Colorado, is unleashing a new beer in early June called Gonzo Imperial Porter in a unique illustrated four pack to honor the memory of Hunter S. Thompson, according to this…

Fact Checking Gonzo Journalism

If you want to call someone a thieving pig fucker, you’d better be prepared to produce the pig. – Hunter S. Thompson Robert Love, an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and an editor-at-large at Playboy, has written a guide to editing Gonzo Journalism based on his personal experiences editing Hunter…

Free Press Under Fire

Sitting up late blogging and watching C-SPAN, I managed to catch the speech by Bill Moyers taking on the media and the government at the conference put on by a non-profit group called Free Press, “working to involve the public in media policymaking and to craft policies for more democratic media,” according to its mission…

No Fear, Just Loathing

Second thoughts: Two months after Hunter Thompson’s suicide, former admirer Michael Capuzzo rethinks the writer’s motives in a weekly newspaper owned by the St. Petersburg Times in Florida. Capuzzo calls Thompson’s suicide an extension of the “Gonzo Con” he perpetuated on readers all those years. He uses an expert to claim that the good but…

Dog Help Us All

It is possible to write in the rain, but not so much in the cold, at least not when it is January cold in April. The problem could be the first hints of arthritis creeping into the knuckles, or maybe the dark cloud that keeps hovering around the brain. The problem is, as Hunter Thompson…

Fear and Loathing at the Press Club

Google is great. But it is useless this morning at finding any stories about the Hunter Thompson tribute at the National Press Club last night. Maybe all the reporters present were too stoned and drunk to write anything about it. It could be that I am too hung over to have the patience to keep…

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Under the Microscope – By Glynn Wilson – SILVER SPRING, Md. – Delicate fingers on the tinkling keys of an electric piano on public radio. That is the music that runs through my life like the persistent rain drops of March in Silver Spring, Maryland, just a few miles north of Washington, D.C. It could…