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Fear and Loathing on Election Eve

Matt Bieber | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Matt Bieber

The central problem with American democracy -- and it is by no means restricted to our democracy -- is that you have to pretend to be stupid to get elected. (It doesn't hurt to actually be stupid.)

How to Win Money on the 2014 Kentucky Derby

Don McNay | Posted 07.02.2014 | Sports
Don McNay

Moderation is smart in any situation, but especially when it comes to the Kentucky Derby.

Decadent and Depraved in New Orleans

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 05.25.2014 | Travel
J.J. Colagrande

We flew in weary from Miami, fresh off of a long work week, tired and excited, young, a little innocent. The Buko Music & Art Project was the goal and...

The Doors App and Beyond: A Conversation with Elektra/Nonesuch Founder Jac Holzman

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.07.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Photo courtesy Holzman Family Archive A Conversation with Jac Holzman Mike Ragogna: Jac, it's an honor to interview you. You and your label Elektra...

The Mentor: My Three-Day Job Interview With Hunter Thompson

Tara Ellison | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Tara Ellison

Hunter led me on a three-day crash course in life and writing that, at times, had me fearing for my life, but ultimately introduced me to the art and mystery of prose.

What the Rich Believe: 'If You Have Less Than $700 Million, You Have No Hedge Against Inflation'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Jesse Kornbluth

My experience suggests another reason that the very privileged are as remote from reality as the tea party. It's not that they have a snob's disdain for the little people. It's that, insulated by their money, they don't know any.

PHOTO: Hunter S. Thompson Was Pretty Much The Epitome Of Cool

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 07.18.2013 | Style

Many famous people have popularized aviator sunglasses, but none as cool and nonchalant as Hunter S. Thompson. No doubt, the late journalist had no...

PHOTO: The 'Gates Of Hell' Were Once Found Here

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.18.2013 | HuffPost Home

Once you learn who used to live here, you wouldn't be surprised.

What Part of "It's Never Off the Record" Don't You Get?

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

The digital age and the internet has further limited what a public figure should and should not say. But that does not change the first commandment of all public dialogue: you are never off the record!

Magic and Self-Loathing in Berkeley: Michael Lewis on Becoming a Writer

Alicia Whitaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alicia Whitaker

Speaking over lunch in a Midtown bistro, Michael Lewis and I had a conversation about how he became a writer, who has influenced him, and how he conjures the motivation to write.

Rock Music Legend Sandy Pearlman On The Passing Of Feminine Culture Power Source, Ellie Greenwich

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Howie Klein

Ellie Greenwich beat Pat Benatar to the punch with the pixie slut haircut. Signaling that feminine power source, the union of opposites.

Fear and Loathing in the Conservative Blogosphere

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Sweeney

How long until a major conservative blogger finally suffers a complete breakdown, disassociates from reality, and starts pretending that Bush is still president?

Culture Zohn: Dear Democrats, Please Wake Up!

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patricia Zohn

McCain was droll, offensive without being nasty and very relaxed. He was handy at spewing mixed-up rhetoric about his position and Obama's on the war, oil drilling, NATO and tax cuts -- It was seductive.

Hunter Thompson Would Have Been for Obama

Darrell Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Darrell Hartman

Documentarian Alex Gibney, who, after making a film about Thompson for the last two and a half years, says he feels pretty confident declaring Obama would have been Thompson's man.