Category Archives: Hunter S. Thompson

What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been (February 26, 1976)

“The San Francisco scene started at the Red Dog Saloon, as much as you can say it started at any one place. Most of the elements were there: rock & roll, a sort of light show, the first psychedelic dance … Continue reading

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The time we went to Hunter S Thompson’s invite-only wake

“For the drug-devouring, gunslinging godfather of of Gonzo journalism, there was only one way out of this world – a bullet in his brain. Blinking through the aftermath of Thompson’s smoking-barrel suicide, Robert Chalmers joined Johnny Depp, Jack Nicholson, Sean … Continue reading

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White Horse Tavern

1961 “The White Horse Tavern, located in New York City‘s borough of Manhattan at Hudson Street and 11th Street, is known for its 1950s and 1960s Bohemian culture. It is one of the few major gathering-places for writers and artists … Continue reading

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How Tom Wolfe Became … Tom Wolfe

Wolfe, by Irving Penn, in 1966. The writer had already become “the object of a cult.” “I was 11 or maybe 12 years old when I discovered my parents’ bookshelves. They’d been invisible right up to the moment someone or … Continue reading

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Fear & Clothing: Hunter S. Thompson

“Countless writers have attempted to copy Hunter S Thompson’s distinctive style of gonzo wordsmithery. The opening paragraph of his book Hell’s Angels is, in fact, often taught in journalism classes as a prime example of ‘The Five Ws’ — What, … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail in ’72 – Hunter S. Thompson

“Dawn is coming up in San Francisco now: 6:09 AM. I can hear the rumble of early morning buses under my window at the Seal Rock Inn . . . out here at the far end of Geary Street: This … Continue reading

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Dick Gregory

“Richard Claxton ‘Dick’ Gregory (born October 12, 1932) is an American civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, comedian, conspiracy theorist and occasional actor. … Active in the Civil Rights Movement, on October 7, 1963, Gregory came to Selma, Alabama, … Continue reading

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