Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson will remain the definitive biography of this "true life criminal."
Walking the line between what's right and what's wrong for media is a difficult job. Where's the definitive line between what's acceptable and what takes it too far?
While I do not place Rolling Stone necessarily in the category of the classics censored and banned throughout the history of ideas, I certainly advocate for the age-appropriate consumption of materials from which we may derive our own conclusions and our own ideas.
"Whisperers" are serial killers with a special talent: they kill through other people, awakening in them the archaic and apparently soothing desire to kill. We are all potential murderers.
The Doors might have been the first musical discovery of my youth; after glomming onto my big sister's Beatles, Stones, and yes, Monkees records, I bought all I could by The Doors. My choice might not have been a healthy omen.
Spellbinding, chilling, Martha Marcy May Marlenemarks a triumphant first film for writer/director Sean Durkin.
Charles Manson is now a wizened 76 year-old man, short enough (at 5' 2") to blend in with a junior high school gym class, and deluded enough to believe that carving a swastika on his forehead would impress the parole board.
The tour included the drug overdose sites of Janis Joplin, John Belushi, Michael Jackson and River Phoenix.
What is there to say about true-crime books? They're fun. They can be intellectually compelling, and, like the fictional variety from Hammett, Cain and that crowd, they're more often than not rooted in the far side of respectability or polite society.
MOCA presents the artist-run radio project Neighborhood Public Radio (NPR) as the spring 2011 collective for the ongoing Engagement Party series of events.
How many of us are old enough to remember just how scary Charles Manson was, back in the day? Of course he and his minions only did away with half a dozen victims--not 10 percent of the people that die in car wrecks every day.
The other night, to an intimate crowd at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, Henry Rollins played some extremely rare and incredibly amazing tracks. For three hours. With anecdotes and stories.
I was recently in Montreal at Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, where John and Yoko bedded down.
Charles Manson, the psychopathic killer responsible for the seven murders at this Hollywood Hills home, blamed the Beatles' White Album for the series of killings his "Family" committed.
As with most films, often the backstory and subsequent events surrounding the filming of Rosemary's Baby were equally as interesting as the script itself.
One would remain an enigma whose legend mystified millions, while the other became a high profile murderer who horrified millions more.