Muckraker: The Life and Times of Warren HinckleSunday, April 29 | 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Veteran's Memorial Building - Auditorium
- Current Affairs
As an editor, Warren Hinckle (1938-2016) reinvigorated investigative journalism at Ramparts magazine, the legendary San Francisco muckraker, and at Scanlan’s Monthly, where he helped create gonzo journalism. As a writer, he lampooned San Francisco’s political class, immortalized the city’s most colorful characters, and enshrined its most venerable saloons. Moderated by Peter Richardson, author of “A Bomb in Every Issue,” this panel features three of Hinckle’s longtime colleagues and friends—veteran muckraker Robert Scheer, publisher and critic Steve Wasserman, and publisher Ron Turner—long with Hinckle’s journalist daughter, Pia. Drawing on a new Hinckle anthology, “Ransoming Pagan Babies,” as well as his final book, “Who Killed Hunter S. Thompson?,” the panelists will reflect on the life and work of a Bay Area original.
Sponsored by the Journal of Alta California