San Francisco Chronicle coverage of the 50th Anniversary
Throughout 2017, the San Francisco Chronicle provided extensive coverage of the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love.
Roots Music: The Beginnings of Rolling Stone
If Rolling Stone was a creature of the San Francisco counterculture, its success can also be traced to its Berkeley roots.
Charles Manson and the Perversion of the American Dream
Fame – more than art, more than religion, more than money – motivated Manson as he careened from prison, to musician, to murder. In his way, he was an early adopter of something that permeates American culture today.
Charles Manson Was Not a Product of the Counterculture
Mr. Manson was not the end point of the counterculture. If anything, he was a backlash against the civil rights movement and a harbinger of white supremacist race warriors like Dylann Roof, the lunatic fringe of the alt-right.
Charles Manson crawled from the Summer of Love to descend into Helter Skelter murders
In 1967, Charles Manson landed dead center in the country’s countercultural carnival, just a couple months before the Summer of Love. The moment he saw the sidewalk gurus in Haight-Ashbury luring young flocks of believers, he found a new calling, the perfect gig for a conniver desperate for attention.