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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: 40 Years Later

Most people may associate Johnny Depp with the 1998 movie, "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas."  But the movie was based on the real deal: the autobiography of Hunter S. Thompson,  a writer high on life and drugs, who redefined the landscape of writing, and embodied the term "gonzo journalism."  So what was this drug-addled Vegas that Thompson explored in the 1970s?  Did he get the city right?  How has he influenced local writers today?  We explore "Fear and Loathing" in the city itself, 40 years after its first publication in Rolling Stone.  Local authors - and one of Thompson's contemporaries - join us for a wild journey through Hunter S. Thompson's Vegas landscape.
 
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Dayvid Figler, attorney and author, "Merry Christmas, Jewboy"
Scott Dickensheets, editor, Las Vegas CityLife
Matt O'Brien, author, "Beneath the Neon" and "My Week at the Blue Angel"

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