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As you know, in the past Beatdom has always enjoyed giving itself away for free on the internet. And although this latest issue has seen some changes, we are nonetheless committed to giving our readers the best Beat magazine in the world for $0.00. Of course, one of the most common things we hear from our readers is, “I got my copy of Beatdom this morning… and it looks absolutely amazing! So much better in print!”...

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Sympathy for the Devil? Reconsidering the Legend of Raoul Duke on the 40th Anniversary of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
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Sympathy for the Devil? Reconsidering the Legend of Raoul Duke on the 40th Anniversary of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

by Rory Feehan “He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man” - Dr. Johnson (epigraph to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) Early spring 1971 and the first rays of the rising sun creep into a room at the Ramada Inn just outside Pasadena California, where one Hunter S. Thompson is holed up, crouched over his IBM Selectric, hands flashing back and forth over the keys, as though directing a kind of demented orchestra....

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