In Memoriam Tom Wolfe
We received the sad news that author Tom Wolfe passed away yesterday at the age of 88. As fate would have it, Wolfe graces the cover of our summer issue--in the mail as I type--wherein we have one of the last interviews that he ever gave. Martha Steger, who interviewed Wolfe three times over the course of his long career, visited Wolfe at his Upper East Side apartment on January 7. She talked to the author about New Journalism fifty years after The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, his now-classic 1968 book chronicling a LSD-powered bus trip with Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters. They also discussed car racing, immigration, and ... Trump.
To celebrate and honor Tom Wolfe, we wanted to share this interview with all of our readers, and so we're posting the entire feature here.