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By Ramon Glazov
How Christopher Hitchens Robbed Hunter S. Thompson's Grave

Ancient Gonzo Wisdom should be a perfect book: a collection of all the interviews Hunter S. Thompson ever gave. It begins with a talk Thompson gave on ABC News in 1967, shortly after Hell’s Angels was released. It ends with…

Sep 11, 2010 | Comments (96)

By Mark Ames
Ground Zero Mosque Bizarro: We Do Get Fooled Again

The full version of this article is published on the New York Observer Online. So far, the debate over the proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero has unfolded along predictable lines, with the man at the center of the project,…

Sep 10, 2010 | Comments (21)

By Eileen Jones
UFOs Made Boring

There’s this woman making the rounds of the talk shows with her new book, UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go On the Record. She’s an earnest, homely progressive named Leslie Kean with a tan semi-afro, wire-rimmed glasses, and the…

Sep 7, 2010 | Comments (21)

By John Dolan
Hell Is Other People On Amazon.Com

When Amazon started printing readers’ book reviews on the net, a window opened briefly on the mental worlds of ordinary people — or, as Harry Dean Stanton so memorably called them, “ordinary fuckin’ people.” Everyone should have a look at…

Sep 6, 2010 | Comments (33)

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By Mark Ames
The Last Puppet Show: An Eyewitness Account Of The Anti-I.M.F Protests In Washington D.C., April, 2000

This article was first published in The eXile on April 27, 2000. The nonviolent teach-in at a church in Colombia Heights just begged to be sneered at. You couldn’t help it. Here in the church basement, hundreds of protest-eager students…

Sep 5, 2010 | Comments (8)

By Yasha Levine
7 Ways the Koch Bros. Benefit from Corporate Welfare

An abridged version of this article was first published in the New York Observer Mainstream America is finally getting to know the billionaire brothers backing the libertarian movement, thanks to a pair of dueling profiles in New York and The…

Sep 4, 2010 | Comments (14)

By John Dolan
Jonathan Franzen: "Will Rim Bobos For Book-Of-The-Month Fame"

This review was first published in The eXile on March 21, 2002. Jonathan Franzen’s novel The Corrections, billed as a masterpiece, is a worthless fraud, a hopelessly trite story gaudied up with tedious overwriting. The overwriting is meant to conceal…

Aug 27, 2010 | Comments (47)