Monthly Archives: February 2005

Hunter S. Thompson, Gunzo Journalist

The tributes have poured in and some of his works have been reprinted since Hunter S. Thompson committed suicide Sunday, although one could easily say he killed himself in bits and pieces years ago. It seems few writers at the … Continue reading

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Product Placement, 1950s Style

I recently came across my Dave Brubeck albums while going through my old collection of LPs and discovered that “Jazz: Red Hot and Cool,” recorded in 1954 and 1955, was done in partnership with the Helena Rubinstein cosmetics company and … Continue reading

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Johnny Carson and the Art of Magazine Writing

The New Yorker recently republished Kenneth Tynan’s 1978 profile after the death of Johnny Carson on Jan. 24, 2005, and I spent some time picking it apart since magazine writing is a formula that I’ve never mastered, although I can’t … Continue reading

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