When Rolling Stone Rocked Culture
BY Neal Broverman
June 24 2010 4:20 PM ET
As made clear with the McChrystal piece, Rolling Stone's articles and writers can shake things up just as much as their covers or photographers. Acid proponent Ken Kesey (left) wrote his last article, about the 9/11 attacks, for the magazine. Tom Wolfe (center) was a major contributor to the publication, and would go on to become one of the late 20th century's most celebrated novelists. Jann Wenner hired Cameron Crowe as one of his editors, and his charge would later go on to become a major Hollywood director. Crowe recounted his wild days as a Rolling Stone journalist in the film Almost Famous. Other major Rolling Stone pieces have included an exposé on the death of nuclear-plant worker Karen Silkwood and a chronicle of the life of Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic.
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