RIP Tom Wolfe

Writer Tom Wolfe, the white-suited icon who pioneered the literary style of “New Journalism,” died Monday after being hospitalized for an infection. He was 88. Wolfe was a leader in the field of New Journalism among the likes of Truman Capote, Joan Didion, Hunter S. Thompson, Norman Mailer, and George Plimpton, to name a few. His most celebrated work, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,” provided a psychedelic chronicle of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters as they experimented with LSD.

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