Roots Music: The Beginnings of Rolling Stone

December 23, 2017  •  Peter Richardson, California Magazine

If Rolling Stone was a creature of the San Francisco counterculture, its success can also be traced to its Berkeley roots.

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Charles Manson and the Perversion of the American Dream

November 30, 2017  •  William McKeen, The Conversation

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.

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Charles Manson Was Not a Product of the Counterculture

November 21, 2017  •  BAYNARD WOODS, The New York Times

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.

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Charles Manson crawled from the Summer of Love to descend into Helter Skelter murders

November 20, 2017  •  JOE MOZINGO, Los Angeles Times

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.

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