14 Iconic Authors Bare It All in Playboy Without Taking Their Clothes Off

14 Iconic Authors Bare It All in Playboy Without Taking Their Clothes Off

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Whether you love him or hate him, there’s no denying the effect Hefner’s work has had on both the literary and publishing worlds. In memoriam of Hugh Hefner’s life and career, we’ve put together a list of some of the most notable authors and interviews published in Playboy to prove that yes, some people really do read it for the articles.    I had so much fun making the featured image that I couldn’t not also make a full cover. Enjoy. / Image Via The New Yorker, Photoshopped by yours truly.   If you’ve got a subscription to Playboy, be sure to check out the Playboy …

16 Years Later, Hunter S. Thompson’s 9/11 Essay Is Still Shockingly Accurate

16 Years Later, Hunter S. Thompson’s 9/11 Essay Is Still Shockingly Accurate

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It’s weird to think about what life was like before the tragedy on September 11th, 2001. The post-9/11 world is completely different, and not just because of the TSA. No one could predict what the next sixteen years and one day would have in store. Well, no one but Hunter S. Thompson, apparently.   We are going to punish somebody for this attack, but just who or what will be blown to smithereens for it is hard to say. Maybe Afghanistan, maybe Pakistan or Iraq, or possibly all three at once. Who knows?    At the time, the Gonzo journalist …

Top 7 Pilgrimages for the Adventurous Bookworm

Top 7 Pilgrimages for the Adventurous Bookworm

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We all know the exquisite pain of wishing we could climb inside the books we love and live in their worlds for a while. It may be easier than you think. We’ve put together the top destinations for adventurous book fans to visit in order to see the inspiration behind their favorite books, and how and where their favorite authors hung out!    1: A trip to see The Cursed Child in London’s West End followed by the Warner Bros. Studios tour.    Image Via The Wrap   Spend the day indulging in The Cursed Child in London’s West End. There’s a three …

Hunter S. Thompson’s Widow Turning Private Residence into Museum

Hunter S. Thompson’s Widow Turning Private Residence into Museum

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Over a decade after his death, only a handful of people have been allowed inside Owl Farm’s War Room, the basement where Hunter S. Thompson would spend up to sixteen hours a day writing. Anita Thompson, Thompson’s widow, plans to turn the couple’s Colorado home into a museum and artist’s retreat within the next two years.   Even after Johnny Depp, a close friend of the family, bought 800 boxes of archives, the War Room is a crowded shrine to Thompson’s creative process. Manuscripts, letters, photos, gum wrappers, and beer cans have all stood the test of time. Twelve years …

Who Said It: Rick from ‘Rick and Morty’ or Hunter S. Thompson?

Who Said It: Rick from ‘Rick and Morty’ or Hunter S. Thompson?

  One of these men is a harebrained, substance-abusing scientist. The other is a harebrained, substance-abusing journalist. Both men have a penchant for ridiculous adventures and deeply cynical statements about our failing society. But where does Rick  Sanchez end and Hunter S.Thompson begin? Buckle in kids…       Featured image courtesy of Nyafuu Archive.