Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Hunter S. Thompson


July 18– Hunter S. Thompson
American gonzo journalist, druggie, counter-culture hero.
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*U.S.: Railroad Day. The grand trunk line completed, 1853.

1610 — Master painter of street life, Caravaggio, dies, Port Ercole, Tuscany, Italy.
1870 — Infallibility declared for Catholic popes speaking ex cathedra.
1922 — Philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn born, Cincinnati, Ohio.
1937 — Iconoclastic bullshitter-slaying essayist Hunter S. Thompson born in Louisville, Kentucky.
1969 — Ted Kennedy offers Mary Jo Kopechne a lift home, Chappaquiddick, MA.
1998 — African-American activist historian John Henrik Clarke dies, New York City.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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