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Terminal Blues

Terminal Blues

I hear the little ski plane sliding down outside and I put on all my shirts and three pairs of pants to shield myself from the cold. I have one arm in my coat when already the pilot is banging on the door, eager to drop off the stuff and…

Tom Wolfe’s New Journalism Started With A Story About Cars

Tom Wolfe’s New Journalism Started With A Story About Cars

George Barris with a customised 1934 Model A which he made to produce 500 horsepower.Photo: AP After a prolific career that included works like The Right Stuff, Bonfire of the Vanities and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, New Journalism pioneer Tom Wolfe died yesterday at 88. But before New Journalism…