PUBLISHED: Jan. 15, 2012
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1814 words)
In 1971, Hunter Thompson first published 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' in Rolling Stone. Forty years later, The Daily's Zach Baron revisits the piece and the town in which…
Sooner or later, depending on how long it takes to get a reservation, you'll end up having a bad time at what is supposed to…
LENGTH: 5 minutes (1430 words)
There's a moment in Jim Corbett's Man-Eaters of Kumaon, which is unquestionably the greatest book ever written about hunting man-killing tigers in India,1 when the author encounters a snake. It's a big snake, a king cobra, 13 or 14 feet long, and Corbett is alone, deep in the forest, tracking some fearsome jungle cat. The snake is drinking from a pool of water, and when it sees Corbett it raises its head two or three feet in the air and looks at him. "It was the most beautiful snake I had ever seen," Corbett writes. "The throat, as it faced me, was a deep orange red shading to golden yellow where the body met the ground."