Category: Culture

Observations from the United States of Generica and the Great MidBest.

The 1970 Hunter S. Thompson article about meeting Ralph Steadman for the first time and covering the drunken madness of the Derby, “The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved,” stands alone as the seminal work on Derby culture and marks the beginning of Gonzo Journalism.  This article before you probably won’t mark the beginning of […]

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This can’t contain spoilers for two reasons:  1) you’ve probably already seen the movie, and 2) you can’t spoil something that’s already rotten.  “Avengers” is already in the title, so you sort of know what you’re getting.  Except now the geniuses at Marvel weren’t content to limit their ability to develop any characters by including […]

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7 LESSER KNOWN REENACTMENT SOCIETIES And three that didn’t make the cut–even with my low standards I’ve always been intrigued by people who participate in Civil War groups and Renaissance Fairs.  Their dedication to historical knowledge and accuracy impresses me.  I suppose I’m a fan of passion in action–regardless of what form it takes.  Still, […]

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