Hunter S. Thompson

The magazine that inspired Rolling Stone - Salon.com

The 50th anniversary of Rolling Stone magazine has arrived, and not without fanfare. Joe Hagan’s biography of co-founder Jann Wenner appeared in October to stellar reviews, and earlier this month, HBO aired Alex Gibney’s documentary film about the magazine’s history. Wenner’s announcement that he …

Liberal View

Billy Corgan Reveals Why Axl Rose 'Doesn't Give Two Fucks'

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan discussed Guns N’ Roses and Axl Rose in a new interview with Joe Rogan.<p>“I would argue, and I don’t mean this …

Axl Rose

Top Musical Acts Headline A New Venue: Comics

In the world of superheroes, nothing generates more excitement than a team-up of fan-favorite characters. Same in music, when stars make surprise on-stage appearances at each other’s gigs to the delight of the crowd. So why not mash up music and comics in the ultimate crossover? In two …

Comics

Johnny Depp's 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel Return Sparks Angry Twitter Response: 'He's a Known Abuser'

Social media critics say it’s not too late to drop “Pirates of the Caribbean” star from the movie<p>Should the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts” pull an “All …

Hollywood

15 Surprising Movies You Didn’t Know Were ROTTEN

For new films, Rotten Tomatoes is the little review aggregator that can take down the largest of films. It may have even defeated both Batman and …

Movies

Satire, Autobiography, and More Books on Writers and Writing

We love writers for creating immersive fictional worlds for us to indulge and revel but that’s not only the thing they do. They bring their own …

Books

Soon You'll Be Able to Read Sean Penn's Novel About a 'Divorced, Disillusioned Man'

Like so many journalists before him, Sean Penn is writing a novel.<p>Simon & Schuster imprint Atria Books announced on Monday that it will publish …

Simon & Schuster

BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Robert Draper, author and writer for the N.Y. Times Magazine and National Geographic

<b>How/where are you celebrating your birthday and with whom?</b> “I'll be at home with my fiancée Kirsten Powers and a few friends, eating, drinking and basking in my decrepitude.”<p><b>How did you get your start in journalism?</b> “By writing, without waiting for anyone's permission, starting with a …

H. R. McMaster

IN GERMANY: Trump takes a beating on climate, but world moves on -- TAX CHANGES, and the politics that surround -- HANNITY: Moore has 24 hours to get story straight -- MENENDEZ jury still deliberating

Driving the Day<p><b>THE GLOBAL MOOD -- DAVID SIDERS, EMILY HOLDEN</b> and <b>KALINA OROSCHAKOFF</b> in Bonn, Germany: “<b>Trump is blasted at climate talks, but Paris accord lives on”:</b> “President Donald Trump is taking a beating at the United Nations climate conference here.<p><b>“Politicians from across the globe</b> …

Politics

If Hunter S. Thompson Were a Drinking Establishment

It was some point after your third round—your heads hazy with rum and pineapple, the girls breathing fire on the rooftop and a couple of peacocks …

The Aspen Update: Where to Go and What to Pack

Aspen is the kind of place that regulars revisit season after season, so turnover on restaurants and shops tends to be pretty low. And as much as we …

Travel

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How Tina Brown and Jann Wenner remixed the magazine.<p>One night in April, 1983, an Englishwoman, twenty-nine, stepped off a plane at J.F.K. and hailed a cab. She had come to the United States for business, though she would have been hard pressed to say what kind. She already missed her husband and …

Arianna Huffington

Chad Hanks of Twin Cities metal group American Head Charge dies at 46

The bassist and chief songwriter of AHC recorded with Rick Rubin and played to big crowds at Ozzfest.

Minneapolis

Steve Pink to adapt Hunter S. Thompson’s The Curse of Lono

Deadline is reporting that Steve Pink (<b>Hot Tub Time Machine</b>, <b>About Last Night</b>) has signed on to direct an adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s book <b>The</b> …

Here are best new bars and restaurants in NYC

Major Food Group's final Four Seasons act opens in the Seagram building, a pasta pro's fast casual concept finally makes its debut and a wine bar …

New York City

Hell’s Kitchen Now Has a Delightfully Zany ’70s-Inspired Bar

Bar Gonzo serves an eclectic menu in a highly designed space<p>Now open in Hell’s Kitchen is <b>Bar Gonzo</b>, a ’70s-inspired bar with a colorful interior that focuses on peacocks, alongside a very eclectic menu.<p>Chef <b>R.L. King</b> (Gallow Green, Il Buco) is behind the menu here, which runs the gamut from injera …

New York City

Peacocks divide Coconut Grove community

Peacock lovers from Iowa, Nebraska and other states are ready and willing to adopt Miami’s unwanted birds if only Miamians would accept their offer …

U.S. Postal Service

Can’t escape politics today? Blame Rolling Stone.

Fifty years ago today, 21-year-old editor Jann Wenner introduced Rolling Stone, a new publication that he promised would offer something to “every person ‘who believes in the magic that can set you free.’ ” The magazine became a phenomenon, more popular and more profitable than its founder ever …

America Breaks Down: The Anatomy of a National Psychosis

Photo by Alex Wright | CC by 2.0<p>This country has been having a nationwide nervous breakdown since 9/11. A nation of people suddenly broke, the market …

Liberal View

Johnny Depp Hit With $4.5M Foreclosure On Homes By Ex-Biz Managers | Deadline

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> Johnny Depp seemed quite tired and emotional last week at the London premiere for the new <i>Murder On The Orient Express</i> but today the Oscar …

Entertainment Industry

Johnny Depp Vs. The Management Group

Johnny Depp has been embattled with The Management Group, or TMG, since January. Mr. Depp is suing the Las Vegas management partnership, alleging …

Entertainment

‘Rolling Stone: Stories From The Edge’ Is Not The Hagiography You Might Expect

There are Shakespearean tragedies with happier endings than <i>Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge</i>, the four-hour, two-night HBO documentary that …

Music

HBO’s ‘Rolling Stone: Stories From The Edge’ Documentary Highlights The Uncomfortable And Unavoidable Intersection Of Pop Culture And Politics

Perhaps a more fitting title for HBO’s latest documentary, <i>Rolling Stone: Stories From The Edge</i>, could’ve been <i>Rolling Stone: It’s All Just A Little</i> …

Entertainment

5 things we learned from Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge, Part I

Jann Wenner. photo: Baron Wolman/courtesy of HBO<p>Jann Wenner.<br>photo: Baron Wolman/courtesy of HBO<p>The first half of HBO documentary Rolling Stone: …

Entertainment

The Rise and Fall of Rolling Stone

What happened when Jann Wenner traded the hippie dream for pop-star friends and luxury<p>When I got to <i>Rolling Stone</i>, the party was over. I turned up just in time to see a cigarette floating in the last cocktail of the night. It was 1993, and I was in my mid-20s. I went on the road with the Rolling …

Jimi Hendrix

'Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge': 10 Things We Learned

The new HBO documentary traces Rolling Stone's ascent from upstart magazine to rock & roll bible<p>With their latest documentary, <i>Rolling Stone: Stories</i> …

Journalism

Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge lets the magazine speak for itself

In this documentary, the story of John Lennon-Yoko Ono cover in particular demonstrates how the magazine gave voice to a cultural moment.<p><b>The Show:</b> …

John Lennon

Rolling Stone rocks music, culture in HBO documentary

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rolling Stone has earned its place in history as a publication at the center of music, pop culture and politics. Yet despite fascinating moments, "Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge" -- a four-hour documentary, produced in conjunction with the magazine -- feels a bit too much like a …

Entertainment

TV Review: ‘Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge’

Ostensibly a 50th anniversary celebration, the HBO documentary “Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge” arrives at an awkward time for the magazine and …

Journalism