Charles Manson

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‘It was the happiest time’: The Beach Boys on their strange second coming
They helped define the 60s, but were hopelessly uncool as the 70s began – and Brian Wilson was unravelling. The band discuss the masterpieces they made against the odds

Dave Simpson

27, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Was it right to give Peter Sutcliffe a Guardian obituary? | Elisabeth Ribbans
Many readers thought an obituary about the man who murdered 13 women was an ‘honour’ he did not merit, says the Guardian and Observer’s global readers’ editor, Elisabeth Ribbans

Elisabeth Ribbans

23, Nov, 2020 @5:07 PM

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Tarantino's gruesome revenge fantasies are growing more puerile and misogynistic | Caspar Salmon
The director dials up the stomach-churning violence in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. If only he had something meaningful to say

Caspar Salmon

23, Aug, 2019 @10:25 AM

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'A beautiful place with a very dark history': sale of Manson murder house piques interest in LA
Ghost Adventures’ Zak Bagans is buying the $1.98m house with ‘very, very strong energy’ where Charles Manson’s followers killed Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in 1969

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

27, Jul, 2019 @5:00 AM

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End of the affair: why it's time to cancel Quentin Tarantino | Roy Chacko
Whatever the merits of his new film, Tarantino’s films have revelled in extreme violence against female characters. This has to stop

Roy Chacko

23, Jul, 2019 @10:06 AM

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Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA and the Secret History of the Sixties by Tom O’Neill with Dan Piepenbring – review
A journalist’s obsession with the infamous murders by the Family

Peter Conrad

07, Jul, 2019 @6:00 AM

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From Chernobyl to concentration camps: why the morbid fascination with places of death and disaster?
Dark tourism taps into a mix of morbid curiosity, voyeurism and pilgrimage. But is it ethical?

Jessica Alice

02, Jul, 2019 @6:00 PM

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Top 10 books about cults | Claire McGlasson
From fiction by Margaret Atwood to Haruki Murakami’s reportage, novelist Claire McGlasson picks favourite accounts of these ambitious, dangerous sects

Claire McGlasson

19, Jun, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood review - Tarantino's dazzling LA redemption song
With Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt playing a TV actor and stuntman who cross paths with the Manson cult, Tarantino has created outrageous, disorienting entertainment

Peter Bradshaw

21, May, 2019 @7:13 PM

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Behind the bloodshed: the chilling untold stories about Charles Manson
Tarantino’s epic is the big draw at Cannes. But there are other Manson movies around – including one about what ultimately happened to the young women who fell under the murderer’s spell

Burhan Wazir

15, May, 2019 @2:24 PM

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Doris Day’s public image was the one role she could never shake off | Hadley Freeman
‘Girl next door’ was a label that didn’t suit a woman whose life was anything but ordinary, says the Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman

Hadley Freeman

14, May, 2019 @3:22 PM

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Beautiful Revolutionary by Laura Elizabeth Woollett review – inside a cult
This Australian debut novel, based on the apocalyptic religious cult that culminated in the Jonestown massacre, is supple and punchy, with a hysterical edge

Xan Brooks

13, Mar, 2019 @8:59 AM

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