Not just an author, but a cultural phenomenon, Hunter S. Thompson lived an absolutely legendary existence. His lifestyle was debaucherous and chaotic, and his work gave birth to what is now known as Gonzo journalism.
Writer, publisher, and journalist Adam Parfrey passed away on May 10 at the age of 61. Here is an interview from a few years ago with Parfrey, whose publishing companies Feral House and Process showcased the most fascinating underground culture and lost history for decades.
The Trump victory represents the Triumph of the Lie. And Trump’s victory is the triumph of capitalism. For Donald Trump is the perfect capitalist: selfish, vulgar, bigoted, privileged. The worshipper of Mammon and no other gods.
The only time altered states are typically news that we’d notice or remember comes in the form of cautionary tales—morality plays about hubris, pride, excess or lust. Sex scandals and Cults. Overdoses. Ecstasy gone wrong.