Hunter S. Thompson

The End of ‘Rolling Stone’ As We Know It

In the end, Jann Wenner was always going to sell <i>Rolling Stone</i>. The current timing is certainly unprompted and a bit of a surprise — Wenner, along …

Long-form Journalism

Meet the Hunter S. Thompson of Elementary Particles

Particles called gluons are responsible for mediating the strong nuclear force, a fundamental force of nature. But one of their properties …

Physics

Johnny Depp’s Ex-Bix Managers Add Actor’s Friends & Family To Expenses Suit | Deadline

The bitter multi-million dollar legal battle between Johnny Depp and his former business managers at The Management Group over the <i>Pirates Of The</i> …

Entertainment Industry

Tech titans emerge as possible buyers of Rolling Stone

Jann Wenner has landed between a rock and a hard place as he struggles to sell Rolling Stone.<p>The 71-year-old publishing magnate will pay dearly for …

Rolling Stone Magazine Is Officially Up For Sale

<i>Rolling Stone,</i> arguably the most influential music magazine on the planet for the last 50 years, is up for sale.<p>Like much of the rest of the print …

Journalism

Rolling Stone magazine’s best music writing (or the little of it that you can read online)

“How does it feel / to be without a home,” goes the chorus of Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone”—the 1965 folk song that notoriously helped inspire the naming of Rolling Stone, the iconic counterculture magazine founded by Jann Wenner in 1967.<p>All too appropriate now. Reports emerged this weekend …

Journalism

Jann Wenner is putting Rolling Stone up for sale after 50 years

If you've ever wanted to own a music-oriented pop culture and politics magazine that helped shape the baby boom generation with long-form gonzo …

Ryan Zinke

My Wild Night With Harry Dean Stanton

In 1995, I spent my first-ever time in Los Angeles: By day, I interviewed friends of the late Hunter S. Thompson for the oral biography I was putting together; at night, I drove around town looking for addresses where F. Scott Fitzgerald used to live; I tried to track down the storage unit behind …

Culture

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Kate’s stranded in the desert with Scarecrow and her worst enemy in BATWOMAN #7

As Hunter S. Thompson might tell you, at some point, every good hero needs to go on a trip. Take a little R&R. Soak in the sun. That kind of …

Comics

The Glam Politics of a Chicano Collective from East L.A.

Last weekend, in Los Angeles, as in many other cities across the United States, protesters marched in support of <i>DACA</i> and against a border wall. This week, the art world picked up where they left off. Eighty shows have opened at seventy institutions across Los Angeles (not counting the scores of …

Culture

Why Are Some Journalists Acting Like Snowflakes?

While covering the Spanish Civil War, George Orwell got shot through the neck by a sniper. After his book on motorcycle gangs was published, Hunter …

Donald Trump

Having Trouble Getting Speaking Gigs? Try This.

To be a truly successful public speaker, you need to work with a speakers' bureau. Here are some of the best.<p>It is a given that in today's information economy, one of the most effective ways to grow your business is to become a thought leader. And one of the best ways to get people to perceive you …

Ex-newspaper editor who went missing after Harvey found dead

A former newspaper editor who went missing in Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath was found dead in a sandpit 19 miles from his home, according to a new …

Crime

Veteran actor and 'Sopranos' mobster Frank Vincent dies at 80

Frank Vincent, a veteran character actor who often played tough guys, including mob boss Phil Leotardo on "The Sopranos," has died. He was 80.<p>Vincent died peacefully on Wednesday, a statement from his family said. No cause of death was given.<p>Besides Leotardo, the ruthless New York mob boss who …

Obituaries

The 25 best sidekicks from the last 25 years

<i>September 2017 is Syfy’s 25th anniversary, so we’re using it as an excuse to look back and celebrate the last 25 years of ALL science fiction,</i> …

Lockheed Martin

A Toast for J. P. Donleavy

Sebastian Dangerfield, the hero of J. P. Donleavy’s picaresque masterwork “The Ginger Man” (1955), knew how he wanted to exit this world. “When I die,” he says, “I want to decompose in a barrel of porter and have it served in all the pubs in Dublin.”<p>Donleavy was such a fond and riotous writer about …

Obituaries

High-Flying Fun: 7 Adrenaline-Pumping Offseason Adventures at Ski Resorts

When the snow melts and the ski gear is stashed for the season, it’s easy to forget about ski resorts. But, buoyed in part by recent policy changes …

Adventure Travel

UTA Acquires Greater Talent Network, Elite Speakers Bureau Out of NY | Deadline

UTA has just acquired NY-based Greater Talent Network, one of the world’s most influential speakers bureaus which was founded in 1982 by CEO Don …

Movies

Hunter S. Thompson's 9/11 Essay Is Still Chillingly Accurate 16 Years Later

“This is going to be a very expensive war, and Victory is not guaranteed ― for anyone," he wrote.<p>When terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, no one knew exactly what the future would hold.<p>However, writer Hunter S. Thompson turned out to be amazingly prescient.<p>…

News (U.S.)

Ben Cardin, free speech, and the art of the dodge

It’s 4:30 pm, and I’m driving from Baltimore down to Rockville, Maryland to join in a protest at Senator Ben Cardin’s Town Hall meeting on …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

48 Hours in Carlsbad, California

<b>Day 1 – 48 Hours in Carlsbad</b><p><b>10:38 am</b><p>Who schedules a 45 minute layover in LAX? This guy. My flight arrived 15 minutes early but ground control held us …

Who should direct Star Wars: Episode IX? Consider Keith Gordon ...

Let’s look beyond the obvious names to take over directing duties on <i>Star Wars: Episode IX.</i><p>Both the industry and fans have already reached the conclusion that the most likely choices to step into the void left by Colin Trevorrow are Rian Johnson, continuing the saga after wrapping <i>The Last Jedi</i>, or …

Star Wars

Running With Beer... The Easy Way

I was once fond of telling people, “If you ever see me running, please pick me up. I’m running from someone.” This is still a mostly accurate …

Beer

Stories | Gonzo Girl

Gonzo Girl<p>An aspiring writer tries to land a job with Hunter S. Thompson.<p>Listen Now Add to Playlist<p>Featured on<p>Original Air Date<p>Aug 29, …

TRUMP EFFECT! Look How Much Money HOLLYWOOD Lost This Year!

Lost $650 BILLION: Another Hollyweirdo Goes Broke<p>Karma notwithstanding, I’d like to see all Hollyweirdos and other Leftist entertainers go</b> …

Johnny Depp

Make the Transition from Summer to Fall with these New Best Aviators

As Labor Day passes and the mornings begin to get a little cooler, we’re looking ahead to Fall fashion while still expecting an Indian Summer in some …

Clothing

Week in entertainment: 'Notorious B.I.G,' 'It'

Plan your week in entertainment with these highlights and pop-culture milestones:<p><b>TV</b><p><b>Tune-in</b>: A&E airs <i>Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G</i> on Monday at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The three-hour biography includes archival footage and audio tapes of the late Christopher Wallace as well as interviews with those who …

Entertainment

NYPL #FridayReads: The Semi-Pro Edition September 1, 2017

During the week, it can be tough to stay on top of everything. On Fridays, though, we suggest kicking back to catch up on all the delightful literary …

George R.R. Martin

Johnny Depp spends $200,000 a month on a private jet and $30,000 on wine—here’s how else he blows his fortune

When Johnny Depp has a good year, he makes a fortune — in 2016, he raked in $48 million.<p>But an on-going legal battle between Depp and his management …

Johnny Depp

Man Racks Up a $2000 Hotel Bill Without Ever Checking In

As Hunter S. Thompson wrote in <i>Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas</i>,<p>We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered …