May 3, 2013 - 6:25pm
Read for the Roses: Remembering Hunter S. Thompson’s ‘Decadent’ Derby
If ever there was a native son of Derby City worth laud and laurel…well…duh. Reflections on Hunter S. Thompson’s 1970 short story “The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved” as we gear up for anudder bout of deep debauchery and fast horseflesh.
It’s not a short story.Not really.
March 5, 2013 - 12:38pm
Gonzofest is looking for singer/songwriter and acoustic acts. Also check out the Art and Literary Contest.
Gonzofest is Louisville's premier festival honoring the life and work of Hunter S. Thompson, a fellow Louisville native himself. Thompson left a lasting mark on art, music, and literature. Bit quirky and eccentric, Thompson made it clear that it is okay to question authority and...
September 17, 2012 - 9:25pm
The actor can be linked back to Louisville in more ways than you'd think.
 Apparently sensing the public's overwhelming demand for even more ways to waste time on the Internet, Google has launched the 'Bacon number' search option. The feature allows users to find the degree of separation between a celebrity and Kevin Bacon by typing in the celebrity'...
July 18, 2012 - 7:43pm
Hunter S. Thompson
“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.”
Louisville’s famous Gonzo journalist, Hunter Stockton Thompson, would have turned 75 today; but for the fact that he put a Smith & Wesson Model 645 to his head at 5:42 p.m. on February 20, 2005, and checked himself out.  As he was fond of saying, “I hate to advocate drugs,...
October 29, 2011 - 12:08pm
Depp dedicates The Rum Diary to his mentor and colleague, the late-great Hunter S. Thompson.
In his latest role, Johnny Depp finally answers Capt. Jack Sparrow's question: "Why is the rum gone?" At the same time, he reenters the gonzo world of author/ journalist Hunter S. Thompson, this time set in 1960 Puerto Rico. Depp collaborated extensively with Thompson while portraying...