We just got backs from deepest jungle after my friend got bittened by that big, ugly bat. He is in the baño, bleeding out his eyeballs, and turning into a Pishtaco. Only God saves us all.
It is simply extraordinary to read these missives over a half century later. Take note of HST’s phrasing, which point the way to Fear and Loathing. Enjoy his outrage, which crackles off of the page like dry lightning in a tinder dry forest.
by Kyle K. Mann, GonzoToday Editor in chief – The time frame of Freak Kingdom is well chosen by author Timothy Denevi: from the death of John F. Kennedy to the resignation of Richard M. Nixon. It was a time of great madness; there was insanity in every direction. As […]
by Rob Azevedo, contributor – “Buy the ticket, take the ride.” So, we did. All the way to Woody Creek, Colorado, on the weekend of Independence Day 2017. Myself, my brother and a good friend flew to Denver then drove three and a half hours through the Rockies, not in […]
by: Kidman J. Williams I was asked by the Topanga Tornado and Gonzo Today’s Acting Head, Kyle K. Mann to write a little something for Hunter S. Thompson’s birthday today. So, in TRUE Thompson fashion, I missed the deadline on purpose. What could I possibly say about Thompson that hasn’t […]
July 15, 2019 First off, thanks to our readers for bearing with us while we were on hiatus. Gonzo Today currently features a selection of Gonzo Today’s greatest original content. New stuff on the way. Cheers! ***** This Saturday, July 20 2019 marks the start of Louisville’s annual Gonzofest, featuring tributes […]
The story of how gonzo journalism truly began. On a binge with Ralph Steadman, covering the Kentucky Derby. The result was the inimitable ” The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved” http://brianb.freeshell.org/a/kddd.pdf
Courier-Journal Jeffrey Lee Puckett GonzoFest Louisville has been a passion project for Dennie Humphrey for the last six years. The Monkey Wrench owner has sunk his time, money and reputation into the festival, which celebrates the life and legacy of the late Hunter S. Thompson, a Louisville native and game-changing journalist. […]
“Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies and contraceptives… and to the “good life”, whatever it is and wherever it happens to be.” ― Hunter S. […]
A portrait of the writer and urban explorer Bradley Garrett. Via Wikipedia Understanding the nuances of city stories, and tracing those tensions, requires immersion and patience. Whether we are writing about police work, protests, squatting, free parties, banking or parkour, the best socially engaged journalism – like the best university […]