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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

A savage journey to the heart of the American dream<p>We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I …

Hung Up

THE NIGHT THE COW CUT-UP THE BUTCHER | CASSIUS CLAY VS. SONNY LISTON, 1964

<i>“I was a senior in high school. I remember thinking Sonny Liston was the meanest, baddest man on the planet. He was an ex-con, controlled by the mob,</i> …

Kurt Vonnegut Diagrams the Shape of All Stories in a Master’s Thesis Rejected by U. Chicago

“What has been my prettiest contribution to the culture?” asked Kurt Vonnegut in his autobiography <i>Palm Sunday</i>. His answer? His master’s thesis in …

Gustave Doré’s Dramatic Illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy

<i>Inferno</i><b>, Canto X:</b><p>Many artists have attempted to illustrate Dante Alighieri's epic poem the <i>Divine Comedy</i>, but none have made such an indelible stamp …

Read 11 Free Articles by Hunter S. Thompson That Span His Gonzo Journalist Career (1965-2005)

Most readers know Hunter S. Thompson for his 1971 book <i>Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream</i>. But in …

A First Look At How Beats Music Plans to Take on Spotify, Google, and Apple

The launch also marks Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers’s year at the company.<p>Near the end of the workday Friday, an office manager at a startup in San Francisco’s industrial Potrero Hill neighborhood scurried to grab a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. The company was commemorating its App Store …

How Regular Exercise Helps You Balance Work and Family

Matthew Beason is a well-respected executive at a non-profit with a multi-billion dollar endowment. On top of continual domestic travel, countless dinners with donors, and constant planning meetings, Matthew is also a married father of four children. While his work schedule sometimes leaves him …

New Owner Promises Handmade Steinways For Years To Come

For 160 years, the pianos made by Steinway & Sons have been considered the finest in the world. So when hedge fund billionaire John Paulson recently bought the company, it struck fear in the hearts of musicians: Would the famously handcrafted pianos be changed, for the sake of efficiency? Paulson, …

Icon 1000 'Iron Lung' Sportster

Icon’s design director Kurt Walter is one of the most inspired bike builders operating in the USA today. Working with a tight-knit crew in the company’s Portland headquarters, he creates machines that are bombastic, aggressive and refreshingly unorthodox. Like this 1991 Harley Sportster roadracer, …

Fabrication

THE WALL OF DEATH RIDERS PT. II | LION TALES OF FUMES, FURY & FUR

<i>TSY</i> recenty received a scan of this great old Wall of death rider, along with the below note from the sender, Brian in Kansas City, MO. Anyone with …

The Focused Leader

A primary task of leadership is to direct attention.To do so, leaders must learn to focus their own attention. When we speak about being focused, we commonly mean thinking about one thing while filtering out distractions. But a wealth of recent research in neuroscience shows that we focus in many …

How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Graphic Composition No. 1, 2009, digital<p>Since the early days of Google, people throughout the company have questioned the value of managers. That skepticism stems from a highly technocratic culture. As one software engineer, Eric Flatt, puts it, “We are a company built by …

Free Philip K. Dick: Download 13 Great Science Fiction Stories

“Beyond the Door”<p>”Beyond Lies the Wub”<p>“Mr. Spaceship”<p>“Piper in the Woods”<p>“Second Variety”<p>“The Crystal Crypt”<p>“The Defenders”<p>“The Eyes Have It”<p>“The Gun”<p>…

Pulp Magazines Project

The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access archive and digital research initiative for the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's …

Park 75

<b>Park 75</b><br>Preamp tubes: three ECC83 (12AX7 equivalents)<br>Output tubes: two KT88<br>Rectifier: solidstate<br>Controls: Volume II, Volume I, Treble, Middle, Bass, …

Dynamic Duos: Jimmy Iovine And Robert Brunner On Beats And Listening

A sound lesson from the team that exploded the ear bud, reinventing the look-and-listen of headphones.<p><b>James “Jimmy” Iovine,</b> cofounder and CEO, Beats Electronics <b><br>Robert Brunner,</b> Beats designer, founder, and partner of Ammunition<p>Music producer, entrepreneur, former <i>American Idol</i> mentor, and Beats …

You Can’t Be a Wimp—Make the Tough Calls

Photography: Jared Leeds<p>As one of the world’s preeminent advisers to CEOs and boards, Ram Charan has spent the past 35 years on the road, watching hundreds of executives deal with their toughest challenges. He regularly shares the insights from his experiences in speeches and the classroom and is …

Minimalist Notebooks Maximize Arts Funding In NY Public Schools

Public Supply took note of a classroom crisis, designing and paying for materials so the teachers don’t have to.<p>In this age of austerity, of budget cuts and debt ceilings, the arts are an easy target–often presented as something of a luxury, a nice thing to have a bit of culture, sure, but morally …

Marshall Amplifiers

From the first JTM to models for Clapton and Townshend, Jim Marshall has been building amps since the early 1960s. Though inspired by others, his …

Music Man HD-130 Reverb

<b>1977 Music Man HD-130 Reverb</b> <br>Preamp tubes: solidstate preamp circuit with 12AX7 phase-inverter tube.<br>Output tubes: four 6CA7 (similar to …

How Should Your Leaders Behave?

Anyone with responsibility for the performance of a large organization knows the value of effective leaders. Most of us are more than happy to invest in developing them. But even a cursory review of the management literature shows that there’s no consensus on how to do that. When fast growth …

Free Audio: 46 Minute Reading from Dave Eggers’ New Novel, The Circle

Dave Eggers, author of <i>A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius</i>, has a new book coming out in early October, <i>The Circle,</i> a novel about "a young woman …

How Video Games Revived The Dying Art Of Japanese Woodprinting

A successful Kickstarter campaign that depicts classic video characters like Mario and Zelda in medieval Japan has injected new designs into an ancient but stagnating craft.<p>Whether Hyrule or the Mushroom Kingdom, we’re used to video game heroes saving their own respective pixel worlds. This is the …

Breathtaking Panoramic Images Of Coral Reefs Reveal How They’re Being Destroyed

Coral reefs are undeniably beautiful, but for most people, they probably seem far removed from daily life. They aren’t. According to NOAA, fish that grow on coral reefs provide food to 1 billion people, and 85% of those fish-eaters rely on the fish as their main protein source. The preservation of …

Coral Reefs

The Morley Rotating Wah

There was a time in the mythic ’70s when guitarists were real men and lugged around 15-pound Morley Rotating Wah pedals to gigs and studios. And if …

DIY Pedalboard Build

<b>Tools & Supplies</b><p>Appropriate lengths of 1/2" oak and 3/4" cabinet-grade birch<br>• Table Saw (with taper angle attachment and 80-tooth blade)<br>• Mitre Saw<br>• Router …