Exactly three years ago, Sasha Frere-Jones — then the culture editor at The Daily — sent me along with intrepid reporter Zach Baron to Las Vegas. Our mission: to follow in Hunter S. Thompson’s footsteps 40 years later, and report on what happened to the American Dream in the intervening years.
Our piece — which previously disappeared into the Great Cache in the Sky along with The Daily — has been resurrected on Longform.org, along with tons of previously unpublished photos.
It’s a long read — as good reads often are — so grab a drink, plop yourself in a cushy chair, and enjoy our stories of fear & self-loathing: http://reprints.longform.org/fear-and-self-loathing-in-las-vegas-zach-baron
Karen Elson in “Karen” / Photographed by Sølve Sundsbø / Styled by George Cortina, for Lui Magazine September 2014
Guinevere van Seenus in “Suspicious Minds” / Photographed by Jeff Bark / For Bergdorf Goodman Magazine Spring 2014
Madonna “SEX” / Photographed by Steven Meisel / For Sex Book 1992
Hailey Clauson in “El Nuevo Boss” / Photographed by Mark Seliger / Styled by Sara Fernandez, for Vogue Spain September 2014
Auguste Abeliunaite in “Pink Flamingos” / Photographed by Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello / Styled by Samuel Francois, for Numéro September 2014
Nadja Auermann in “NADJA AUERMANN HAUTNAH” / Photographed by Mario Testino / For Vogue Germany June 2008
Britt Ekland 1969