Bert Williams, Beat Poetry, and the Jazz Antecedents of Rap

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Johnny Depp Once Assured Hunter S. Thompson He Was Beating Kate Moss Enough: “She Gets a Severe Beating”

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When Johnny Depp met Hunter S. Thompson, ahead of playing him in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” he recounts the writer asking him about his relationship with model Kate Moss. The recollection comes from a 1998 “Rolling Stone” article: Depp had gone to Aspen, Colorado, with a party that included… Continue reading