The co-founder of "New Journalism", who has died at the age of 88, spent the last half-century in an ice-cream white suit and a striped shirt, the dead spit of The New Yorker's pen-and-ink figurehead, Eustace Tilley. Throughout his work, Wolfe's marvelous facility with language created several new phrases, including "radical chic" and "the Me decade". "The Right Stuff" was a big hit and went on to became a fan favorite to this day.
That led to a compilation of Wolfe's magazine pieces, followed by The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, which captured the spirit of the psychedelic era during his time with Kesey, author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and his band of pranksters who helped spread the popularity of LSD in California. In 1979, he published the book The Right Stuff about the Mercury Seven astronauts. "We mourn the loss of this literary master and New York City icon, and are proud that through his archive, we can keep his words and legacy alive for generations to come". It was made into a film in 1983 that lost money at the box office - perhaps due to its more than three-hour run time - but was a critical and Oscar-winning hit that was included in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry five years ago. Wolfe had taken a then-unusual path to writing, for an establishment kid from Richmond, Virginia, taking a PhD in American Studies, a discipline which emphasised the importance of everyday life.
Wolfe is survived by his wife and two children.
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She stressed that Russia's position on Jerusalem remains unchanged and that Moscow stands for a two-state solution. Monday was the deadliest day there in years, with dozens of Palestinian protestors killed, including 8 children.