Hunter S. Thompson

On the influence of Hunter S. Thompson and the nature of objectivity

If my memory is correct, I've never read a Hunter S. Thompson book. I don’t recall reading him in Rolling Stone, either. I recently read the scathing “He Was a Crook“ obituary for Richard Nixon that Thompson wrote after the former president died in 1994, because somebody posted it for me on social media.
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Watch a new Hunter S. Thompson video from ‘The Kentucky Derby is Decadent & Depraved’ reissue

The Kentucky Derby is Decadent & Depraved, the 2012 Hunter S Thompson tribute album that was produced by the late Hal Willner and features music by Bill Frisell and appearances from Tim Robbins, Dr. John, Ralph Steadman, Annie Ross, John Joyce III and Will Forte, got its first-ever vinyl pressing earlier this summer and is now on its second pressing.
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The Heartland Institute

Savage Journey: Hunter S. Thompson and the Weird Road To Gonzo (Guest: Peter Richardson)

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Peter Richardson to discuss his new book, “Savage Journey: Hunter S. Thompson and the Weird Road To Gonzo.” They discuss how Thompson’s literary formation occurred in San Francisco in the mid- ‘60’s, how his celebrity has obscured his literary achievements, and why Richardson believes Thompson was one of the most important American voices in the second half of the Twentieth Century.
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Hear Tim Robbins as Hunter S. Thompson in Dramatized Reading of ‘On Our Way Back to the Motel’

Click here to read the full article. A dramatized reading of Hunter S. Thompson’s The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent & Depraved will be pressed on vinyl for the first time, out July 15 via Shimmy-Disc/Paris Records.  The reading of the essay — originally published in Scanlon’s Monthly in June 1970 — features Tim Robbins as Thompson and Dr. John as Jimbo. Illustrator Ralph Steadman voices himself; naturally, his iconic artwork is featured on the release, which will be pressed on “horse-shit brown” vinyl. You can hear “On Our Way Back to the Motel” above. Originally released as a CD in 2012 and...

Discussing the legacy of writer Hunter S. Thompson

A book published earlier this year intimately analyzes Hunter S. Thompson, one of the most notable writers in in American history, and the co-founder of Gonzo journalism. CBS News' Nikole Killion sits down with Peter Richardson, author of "Savage Journey: Hunter S. Thompson and the Weird Road to Gonzo" about his book and the continuing relevance of its subject matter.

Inside The Strange Friendship Of Journalist Hunter S. Thompson And Johnny Depp

Hunter S. Thompson has become something of a counter-cultural mythic figure. A sort of folk hero remembered for his affinity to firearms, all substances mind-altering, disdain for authority, and Richard Nixon. Whether that image is completely accurate, a diligently crafted facade, or something in between, it sometimes takes a front seat to the fact that Thompson was one of the most talented and influential American writers from the 1960s until his death in 2005.

An ode to Hunter S. Thompson at Threshers in Searsmont

Eva Morris will present a talk Sunday, April 24, in Searsmont, about Hunter S. Thompson, and the interview she conducted with him in 2004. Hunter Thompson wrote for the New York Herald Tribune, National Observer, The Reporter, The Nation, Spyder (the voice of the Free speech movement at Berkely) and Playboy magazine. The Rum Diary was written first but Hells Angels brought him to the attention of the New York Times Book Review in 1967.

Weekend Spotlight: An ode to Prince and Hunter S. Thompson

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend before we plunge into more rain next week, so this is the weekend to participate in numerous Earth Day clean-ups happening all around the state. It also happens to also be the weekend where two Gen X icons are honored: Prince and Hunter S. Thompson. Read all about it!
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Rise and Fall of Gonzo: Book explores life of Hunter S. Thompson

“High White Notes: The Rise and Fall of Gonzo Journalism” is the new book from David S. Wills that explores Hunter S. Thompson and his legacy of Gonzo journalism. Thompson’s novel “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” marked its 50th anniversary last year. The 1971 book is his most famous and was adapted into two major movies with Bill Murray (“Where the Buffalo Roam” 1980) and Johnny Depp (“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” 1998). Thompson’s other books include “Hells Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga” (1967) and “Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72.” (1973)

Meet the real Hunter S. Thompson, one of the most distinctive American voices of the past century

Hunter S. Thompson, the co-founder of Gonzo journalism best known for his book “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” is a legend in American letters. His reporting for Rolling Stone, in which he developed the subgenre of New Journalism that later became known as Gonzo because of his willingness to insert himself into the stories he was reporting, is studied in journalism schools across the country.
Aspen Times

Fear & Lono: Hunter S. Thompson in Hawaii

Forty-one years ago Hunter Thompson spent most of the month of December in Hawaii working on a story about the Honolulu marathon. If that wasn’t odd enough for someone who hadn’t run in 20 years except for very brief bursts in the occasional game of paddleball, he was doing it for Running magazine, a Nike publication.