July 17, 2009

Happy birthday, Hunter S. Thompson


Start celebrating early: Tomorrow is the birthday of Gonzo journalist, Hunter S. Thompson, originally from Louisville, KY, and currently spread out across the mountains near his beloved home in Colorado. Watch a young Hunter spar with an unsuspecting BBC interviewer. He discusses the evolution of the character he developed in his writings, and confesses that “he’s in the way, the myth has taken over.”

Valerie Merians is the co-founder and co-publisher of Melville House.