the rum diary

A Sixty-Year History of The Rum Diary

Sixty years ago, on June 26th, 1960, an article with an odd title appeared in the Louisville Courier-Journal. “A Louisvillian…

1 year ago

The Rum Diary and the Youth of Hunter S. Thompson

One mustn’t forget, in looking at the works of Hunter S Thompson, to go back and visit his first book,…

8 years ago

Review: The Rum Diary (2011)

Review by Jamie Pinnock Over a decade following his psychedelic explosion onto the silver-screen as Raoul Duke in Fear and…

10 years ago

Hunter S. Thompson & Ralph Steadman Movies

Folks, you've probably heard. We've pushed it on our Facebook page and our Twitter page, and it's all over the…

10 years ago

Big Sur: The Movie

This past year has been kind to fans of the Beat Generation. First there was "Howl", the movie about Allen…

10 years ago

The Sea is my Brother

Since the fiftieth anniversary of On the Road, Kerouac has been somewhat revitalized. Despite being dead for forty years, Beat…

12 years ago

Hunter S. Thompson & the Beats

Note: This essay was hugely expanded in 2020. The new version is found here. Hunter S. Thompson was no Beatnik.…

12 years ago

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