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Yves Lavigne Yet Lives

September 28, 2016

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Yves Lavigne Yet Lives

There has been an Yves Lavigne sighting. Lavigne is the former reporter for the Toronto Globe and Mail who has found a way to eke out a living for the last 30 years as an outlaw biker expert. He has written four books about the Hells Angels and a fifth book called Death Dealers about […]

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The Fat Mexican

March 28, 2010

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Biker books are always written by one of two categories of authors – either the “participant observer” or the “objective journalist.” The books by objective journalists are usually the worst. Yves Lavigne and Julian Sher epitomize this style; crass and self-righteous. But some of the books by participant observers like Doc Cavazos, William Queen and […]

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Dear Jimlas, A Postscript

November 3, 2009

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Let me give this one more shot with you. Okay? And then we can agree to disagree. First I know, it is a shame that I am the guy who has chosen to cover this weird and sometimes scary journalistic niche. You might be better served by Alex Caine or Yves LaVigne or Christopher Hitchens […]

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Dear Rebel: On No Angel

May 22, 2009

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Sometimes, one of your comments and my response to it, gets up on the page. Because, you know, I am lazy and this is how I can get somebody to do half my work for me. Especially when a holiday is coming up. Today’s winner is Jack. Jack commented on my review of Jay Dobyns’ […]

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International Hells Angels Bust

April 15, 2009

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Yves Lavigne’s career has been saved. Many, many members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club were arrested in at least three countries this morning, so you are probably going to see Monsieur Lavigne on the news tonight. Lavigne knows everything about the Hells Angels. He may know everything about motorcycle clubs. Well, he may not […]

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