Ben Corbett Introduction A professional journalist who covered music artists like Bob Dylan and cultural icons like Hunter S. ThompsonAuthor of several works of non-fiction, including Ancient Gonzo Wisdom, a collection of interviews with Hunter ThompsonWrites for his own self-titled music journalism website Experience Ben Corbett is a former writer for ThoughtCo who wrote about pop culture, especially around musicians and writers. Ben has hundreds of interviews, artist profiles, album reviews, music essays, and live concert coverage to his credit. In his more than 20-year career, Corbett amassed an enormous body of published works about American roots music and iconic pop-culture figures such as John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Hunter S. Thompson, founder of the Gonzo-style of non-objective journalism. A scholar and chronicler of American counterculture, Corbett also wrote extensively about the songs and legacy of Bob Dylan. A long-time music journalist and photographer, Corbett's byline and images appear in venues as far-flung as High Times, Relix, Easyriders, VH1, Tattoo, and on countless other digital and print media outlets. He is also as an authority on the political relationship of the U.S and Cuba. Corbett is the author of the award-winning current affairs book, This Is Cuba: An Outlaw Culture Survives and also wrote the biographical sketch for the literary edition of Gonzo, a visual biography by Hunter S. Thompson. Education Corbett studied creative writing and scriptwriting at the University of Boulder Colorado, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Creative Writing and Film Studies with a Minor in Ethnic Studies in 1998.Awards and PublicationsIggy and the Stooges Raw Power Live Review in Crawdaddy MagazineInterview with Country Music Legend Merle Haggard for Ben Corbitt.comBeing John Lennon: Yoko Ono discusses the artistic life of John Lennon and his evolution as an icon in Boulder WeeklyWrote This Is Cuba: An Outlaw Culture Survives (Basic Books, 2004)Wrote Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews With Hunter S. Thompson (DaCapo, 2009) LiveAbout and Dotdash Meredith LiveAbout, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a reference site focused on entertainment, activities, and hobbies. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.