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Hunter S Thompson

No Boarding

Mike Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mike Gellman

Snowboarding has been good to me. It gave me a reason to go to Aspen to harass Hunter S. Thompson and hit on foreign au pairs and nannys. But that's all over now. This year, I will not be snowboarding.

Con Games: Aspen's Big Lie

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

No doubt the retirement of Sheriff Bob Braudis of Pitkin County at the end of 2010 means he rides off blithely into the sunset after two decades in the saddle, all but untouched by the likes of me.

Hunter S. Thompson's 'Prisoner of Denver' Could Be On I

Inside Movies | Scott Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

For decades, Hunter S. Thompson has been one of Hollywood's darlings. With high-profile friends such as Jack Nicholson and Johnny Depp and high-profil...

Shame on Rolling Stone and Its Hired Thugs-- Salute to Lara Logan

Anita Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Anita Thompson

Rolling Stone resorts to cheap parlor tricks such as getting interviewees drunk and conflating quotes to get a headline or two. It's not a secret on this side of the fence -- grabbing any underling to represent the boss.

Columbine and the End of Journalism: A Daily Blog Series, Part III

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

The lesson on this Columbine anniversary that hits April 20 may not come from the shootings themselves. But rather, how the media has covered the shootings since the ten-year anniversary last year.

Weekend auto, racing radio shows

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Join us Saturday at 11 a.m. PST, (or 2 p.m. EST) for "THE CAR NUT SHOW" and Sunday at 5 p.m. PST (or 8 p.m. Eastern) for WORLD RACING ROUNDUP on www....

20 Best Writers Under 40 In 1970: More Successful Than Young Authors Today?

The Millions | Jeff Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The majority of these writers are in their mid-to-late 30's and are just now at the start of what we hope will be a long and fruitful career. But if y...

What Would Hunter S. Thompson Say About the Mess We're In?

Michael Shandrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Shandrick

As the Roaring Fork Valley's most celebrated politician, Hunter S. Thompson made the news and didn't have to write about it.

Losing the Narrative Battle: Progressives Need to Turn Pro

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

Supporters will read Obama's Baltimore performance as a takedown. But don't expect to hear about it beyond YouTube. Conservatives will still appear on the Sunday talk shows to declare that the world is flat.

Famous Literary Drunks And Drug Addicts

LIFE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Charles Baudelaire: "Always be drunk ... Get drunk militantly. Just get drunk."...

Johnny Depp: There's More To The Story, Gonzo

Anita Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Anita Thompson

The recent "Sexiest Man Alive" issue of People features a sweet photo of Johnny Depp wearing a Gonzo pendant.Given all the speculation on the meaning of Gonzo, now might be good time to give a quick rundown.

Denver Concert Review: Putting the Heat in the Band of Heathens

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Bialas

On the Mile High City's coldest day of the year, venturesome music lovers needed somebody to bring some heat. The Band of Heathens were just what the meteorologist ordered.

Chasing News and Nostalgia All the Way Home

Diana Aldridge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Diana Aldridge

Colorado has become a reliable epicenter of breaking news; often serious, sometimes silly, and occasionally too salacious for even a TMZ teen.

HuffPost Review: Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice

Mike Miley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Miley

If you had told me one year ago that the most delightful beach read of 2009 would be written by Thomas Pynchon, I'd have stared back at you in disbelief, raised eyebrows in tow.

The Weird Have Turned Pro

Garrett Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Garrett Johnson

The amount of money required to bail the world out of the current economic crisis, if this crisis plays out at a historical average, is nearly equal to all the private wealth currently in the world.

New Tunes On Monday: Yusuf (Cat Stevens), Ben Harper and Relentless7, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, New York Dolls, and Paul Potts

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Ever since Cat Stevens embraced Islam, the West has been clueless when it comes to accepting the former superstar. His latest release, Roadsinger, is a good start in rebuilding that emotional bridge to Stevens.

The Kentucky Derby: The Most Surreal and Seedy Spectacle in All of Sports

Matthew DeBord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matthew DeBord

For more than a century, Americans have been annually treated to one of the most bizarre and deranged sporting events ever devised. The Derby is a full-on freak show, encased in a bubble of ersatz southern elegance.

Giving Away Free Netbooks to Save America's Newsrooms

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Will Bunch

What if newsrooms put their remaining muscle behind a program to provide information to the public and close the digital divide at the same time? That's "social benefit" we can believe in.

Hunter S. Thompson's Frozen Sperm

Sunday Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Hunter S. Thompson's widow Anita dropped a casual bombshell with the Scottish Sunday Herald - that killing himself in February 2005, he could still be...

The World Is Ending, Or, What I Had For Lunch With My Friend, The Ambassador

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

New Journalism has gone cold, flat, and crowded, as too many books, movies, and TV talking heads showcase journalists calling attention to themselves. Paradigmatic example: Thomas Friedman's new book.

Note To McCain For Picking a Cute Buffoon

Anita Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anita Thompson

Thank you John McCain for picking a woman who represents the worst-case scenario.

A Slick Politician Trapped in a Politician's Body

Anita Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anita Thompson

I came to the Aspen Institute to hear McCain talk about how he might handle this Russian Crisis -- and found a lot has changed since Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72.

Back to the Future Starring Hunter S. Thompson and Kevin Costner

Darryle Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Darryle Pollack

Gonzo is so real; Swing Vote is so unreal. Yet they entwine so perfectly.

Listening to the Dalai Lama in Aspen

Anita Thompson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anita Thompson

My late husband, Hunter S. Thompson, said that he was a teenage girl trapped in the body of an elderly dope fiend. On Saturday, I realized His Holiness is a teenage girl trapped in the body of a Dalai Lama.

The Gonzo World of Alex Gibney

Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alex Leo

One of Hunter [S. Thompson]'s unintended legacies may be that people think that uninformed invective is an acceptable form of political discourse. Did Hunter beget Ann Coulter? She may be his illegitimate child.