Here’s a review of the questions:

  1. What legendary American writer grew up on Ransdell Avenue in Louisville, attended Male High School, and went on to write Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?
  2. This 1999 movie was based on a true story and filmed in Louisville. It starred Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, and Russell Crowe as Jeffrey Wigand, a chemist and teacher who blew the whistle on misdeeds within the tobacco industry.
  3. Trappist monk, writer, theologian, and poet ____________ was born in Paris in 1915 and died in Bangkok in 1968 but spent most of his life at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani in Kentucky.

And here are the answers:

  1. Hunter S. Thompson. After attending the 1970 Kentucky Derby with British illustrator Ralph Steadman, Thompson submitted the article “The Kentucky Derby is Vile and Depraved” to Scanlan’s Monthly, a popular magazine at the time. Thompson and Steadman immersed themselves in the story, becoming characters in their own narrative. This style of reporting grew in popularity and Hunter eventually joined forces with Rolling Stone magazine, which he wrote for until his death by suicide in 2005.
  2. The Insider. Based on a 1996 Esquire magazine article titled “The Man Who Knew Too Much,” the movie is a thriller about science, corporate greed, and news media that will make your heart race and your blood boil. Pacino plays 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman, and Christopher Plummer plays legendary TV interviewer Mike Wallace.
  3. Thomas Merton. Throughout his life, Merton was considered a neighbor and friend to Bellarmine, where a repository of his life’s work now resides. His writings on the search for truth and religious inquiry, and his advocacy for peace, social justice, and sustainability, are at the core of Bellarmine’s community values and Catholic identity.

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