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Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney puts the famed journalist, icon, and myth Hunter S. Thompson before his lens and comes away with a telling portrait of the man and his era.
"...the most brazen and incisive words ever spoken by Hunter S. Thompson in a life full of brazenness and..."

July 4, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Austin Hunter S. Thompson
"...and you should just step into being the Austin Hunter S. Thompson that you truly are. Tell the guy..."

Jan. 23, 2019 Postmarks

Better More of a Tribute to Hunter S. Thompson Than Someone Living
"...Chronicle gave such short shrift to the passing of Hunter S. Thompson [“Page Two,” Feb. 25]. You indicated that..."

Feb. 25, 2005 Postmarks

I Think I'm the Reactionary Hunter S. Thompson Without Being Funny, Clever, or Very Perceptive (Oh, and I Can't Write)

Dec. 18, 2006 Postmarks

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
The legend of the gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson abides in the performance of Johnny Depp.
"...All the naysayers who, over the years, have pronounced Hunter S. Thompson's counterculture classic to be “unfilmable” have now..."

May 22, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

For No Good Reason
The artist Ralph Steadman, best known for his illustrations of Hunter S. Thompson's books, is profiled in this documentary.
"...Steadman had a long collaboration with the late writer Hunter S. Thompson, illustrating the majority of Thompson’s gonzo journalism,..."

June 13, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Rum Diary
Johnny Depp stars in this adaptation of one of Hunter S. Thompson's earliest novels, which is set in Puerto Rico in 1960 and soaked in booze
"...Adapted from the lost then found first novel by Hunter S. Thompson, this film version is more aptly described..."

Oct. 28, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

12 Breakthrough Austin Bands at SXSW Music
This fuzzy rock fourpiece is the first to admit – they’re better live
"...written how they would be played live," explains singer Hunter Thompson. "It makes our recordings suffer, but our live..."

March 9, 2018 Music Feature by Isabella Castro-Cota

Record Reviews

Dec. 27, 1996 Music Review

Page Two
When Rush Limbaugh reinvented the blindly loyal conformist as a daring, oppressed, truth-seeking revolutionary, he also re-created the mainstream in his image
"...percentage of unsolicited submissions to the Chronicle were faux Hunter Thompson: long, methamphetamine rants – hallucinations, political diatribes, bizarre..."

July 2, 2004 Column by Louis Black

Like the very word this documentary examines, F*ck can be found all over the place.
"...cultural perspective, and political ammunition. Commentators as varied as Hunter S. Thompson, Miss Manners, Steven Bochco, Sam Donaldson, Bill..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Little Vampire
"...Scottish cows. Lipnicki (Jerry Maguire, Stuart Little) plays Tony Thompson, an American kid who moves with his parents (Gidley..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Behind the Tall Tales of Lester Bangs in Texas
Lester's Last Stand
"...poet, and romantic visionary of rock writing -- its Hunter S. Thompson, Charles Bukowski, and Jack Kerouac all rolled..."

March 7, 1997 Books Feature

Southern Destroyer
Barry Hannah at 60, in Oxford, and on why -- despite the energy drinks -- he's not feeling up to saving American fiction right this very minute
"...Sims Lucky," Barry Hannah says. "He's a friend of Hunter's."..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

A Far Off Place
" Mikael Salomon. Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Ethan Randall, Jack Thompson, Sarel Bok and Maximilian Schell. There are big guns..."

March 19, 1993 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

A Good Time to Be Lawrence Wright
With new book God Save Texas, The Looming Tower series on Hulu, and his play Cleo at the Alley, Lawrence Wright is the man of the moment
"...emcee. Then, suddenly, out of the dining room bursts Hunter Thompson and Keith Richards. Hunter has his cigarette holder,..."

April 13, 2018 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Banicki

ACL Review: White Reaper
Clash meets Go-Go’s meets Pixies meets Thin Lizzy
"...more than punk, the Bowling Green/Austin fivepiece – guitarist Hunter Thompson is an ATX native and still resides here..."

Oct. 16, 2017 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

DVDanger: Youth Gone Wild
Pre-millenial teen angst, both period and retro, melds with noir
"...Worse: By quoting the king of nihilist noir, Jim Thompson...."

Jan. 17, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Sheet Music
"...alcohol-fueled romp that recalls some of the best of Hunter Thompson. The difference being that Thompson's stories were likely..."

May 28, 2004 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Ben Fountain on Beautiful Country Burn Again
In his new book, the author lights up 2016 to make sense of that crazy, intense year
"...people who seemed like guides: Walt Whitman. Henry James. Hunter Thompson. Joan Didion. Abraham Lincoln. It really is a..."

Oct. 26, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

SXSW’s Sixth Artist List
Bully, White Reaper, Wye Oak, and 99 more luftballons
"...Fest and extensive touring with Spoon. Their local guitarist, Hunter Thompson, takes on double duties since he’s also performing..."

Feb. 1, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The World’s Best White Reaper
Kentucky crew kicks off the mosh tonight at Sidewinder
"...we may or may not have had!” interrupts guitarist Hunter Thompson, an Austin native...."

April 25, 2017 Music Post by Isabella Castro-Cota

What Is This Miracle Called Movie Music?
Making movie-music magic 'Infamous'
"...The music business, for its part, is precisely as Hunter Thompson described television: "a long plastic hallway where thieves..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Screens Feature by Mark Rubin

Built to Spill / Secret Machines
Record Review
"..."Conventional Wisdom" rush head-on into the 21st century like Hunter Thompson's hovercraft. Secret Machines' Brandon Curtis breaks down repeatedly..."

May 5, 2006 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Splendor in the Short Grass: The Grover Lewis Reader
Jesus Christ! What are these words? Hincty, goudge, donicker, furze, rick, pecksniff, flapdoodle fantod, tumerling? What kind of screwball whips out stuff like this?
"...than the writers he worked with at Rolling Stone, Hunter Thompson, Joe Eszterhas, So, yeah, Draper sells it...."

April 22, 2005 Books Review by Brant Bingamon

Nellie Blog
Why modern-day muckraker Ana Marie Cox couldn't care less about her critics – or even, at times, her audience
"...Austin Chronicle: Since this is the week after Hunter Thompson killed himself, the first question is obviously a..."

March 4, 2005 Screens Feature by Roger Gathman

Against Bush
"...this great country is perhaps a raving madman. When Hunter Thompson described Richard Nixon in his many Rolling Stone..."

Sept. 22, 2003 Postmarks

" the Music Hall, a drunken horde to make Hunter Thompson start hallucinating gnashing lizards wading knee-deep in blood,..."

Oct. 2, 1998 Music Feature

Flip the Switch
"...all our little group, which includes Walker's friend Gary; Hunter Thompson used to travel with his lawyer, Walker travels..."

Oct. 31, 1997 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Cyberculture Evolution
From Zines to Zen With R.U. Sirius and Jon Lebkowsky
"...envisioning a kind of gonzo journalistic approach à la Hunter Thompson and Tom Wolfe as my most likely "career"..."

Aug. 2, 1996 Screens Feature

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