Stephen Joseph Malkmus is an American musician best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the indie rock band Pavement. He performs with Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks. Stephen Malkmus was born in California, to Mary and Stephen Malkmus, Sr.. His father was a casualty insurance agent; when Stephen Jr. was 8, the family moved north to Stockton, where he attended Carpinteria's Cate School and Lodi's Tokay High School. As a teenager, Malkmus worked various jobs, including painting house numbers on street curbs and "flipping burgers or whatever" at a country club. At age 16, he spent the night in jail after consuming alcohol, urinating in the bushes, walking on the roofs of several residential homes, he was placed on probation for underage drinking, was expelled from school "for going to a party in the woods where people were taking mushrooms. I didn’t take them, but some guy narc’d on me."Malkmus learned the guitar by playing along to Jimi Hendrix's recording of "Purple Haze". During high school, he played in several Stockton-based punk bands: Bag O Bones, The Straw Dogs, Crisis Alert.
After graduation, Malkmus followed in his father's footsteps by attending the University of Virginia, where he majored in history and was a disc jockey for the college radio station WTJU. During this time, Malkmus met James McNew. In the late 1980s, he was employed as a security guard at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, along with Berman and Bob Nastanovich. Malkmus formed Pavement with Scott Kannberg, their first album, Slanted & Enchanted, was released to critical acclaim, the band continued to receive attention for subsequent releases. Pavement, Malkmus in particular, was hailed as spearheading the underground indie movement of the 1990s. Malkmus appears as a singer in a coffee shop in the 1997 theatrical film Sweethearts with Janeane Garofalo. In 2001, following the 1999 dissolution of the band, Malkmus released his first self-titled solo album, he was a member of rock group Silver Jews along with poet/lyricist David Berman. In early 1999 Stephen Malkmus participated in a Sonic Youth side project called Kim's Bedroom that included bassist/vocalist Kim Gordon, guitarist/vocalist Thurston Moore, Chicago avant-garde veteran Jim O'Rourke, renowned Japanese drummer Ikue Mori.
By 2001 he was performing as frontman of The Jicks. On May 23, 2003 in Milwaukee, while touring with his new band The Jicks, Malkmus opened the show by saying, "This is off our first record." The band proceeded to play an evening's worth of Pavement songs, marking the second time Malkmus had played any of his previous band's songs since their 1999 breakup, the first was on April 22, 2002 in São Paulo, where he played "In The Mouth a Desert". In 2007, Malkmus provided 3 songs to the Todd Haynes' film I'm Not There, based on the life of Bob Dylan, he contributed on the songs "Ballad of a Thin Man", "Can't Leave Her Behind" and "Maggie's Farm". Malkmus has admitted that he was never "really a big fan of Dylan," but noted that his involvement with the film had made him listen "to him again a little closer."Malkmus's fourth studio album with The Jicks, Real Emotional Trash, was released in March 2008. Pavement have since embarked on a world tour. In August 2011 he released his fifth studio album with Mirror Traffic.
He played the album Ege Bamyasi by the band Can, in its entirety on December 1, 2012 at WEEK-END Festival in Cologne, Germany. A recording of this performance was released as a limited-edition live album on Record Store Day 2013. Malkmus's sixth studio album with the Jicks, Wig Out at Jagbags, was released on January 7, 2014. In 2016, Malkmus scored the soundtrack to the Netflix series Flaked, which stars Arrested Development's Will Arnett. On February 7, 2018, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks released "Middle America", their first material in four years, it was their first single from their seventh studio album, Sparkle Hard, released on May 18, 2018. Malkmus will release an electronic album titled Groove Denied on March 15, 2019, he has been working on the album for 12 to 13 years. After he submitted the album in 2017, Matador's president and founder Chris Lombardi, releasing Malkmus' records since Pavement's 1992 debut Slanted and Enchanted, flew to Portland to inform Malkmus that it wasn’t the right time to release the album.
The album features Malkmus on all instruments and engineering. Malkmus moved to Portland, where he met his wife; the couple have two children: daughters Sunday. In 2011, before the release of Mirror Traffic and his family moved to Berlin. By the release of Wig Out at Jagbags in 2014, the family had moved back to Portland. Malkmus supports Hull City Football Club and is known to play golf and tennis. Malkmus plays a Fender Stratocaster and a Guild S-100. Other guitars used are a 1960s Fender Jazzmaster that can be traced back to the Brighten The Corners era, a Gibson Les Paul Deluxe, a Fender Stratocaster, his guitar of choice during the majority of his time with Pavement, he used a Gibson SG with Pavement during Crooked Rain era. For the 2010 Pavement reunion tour he used his Stratocaster extensively. During his 2011 tour in support of Mirror Traffic he played a Guild S-100, he has played a Danelectro Silvertone for one-off so
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks is an American rock band consisting of Stephen Malkmus, Mike Clark, Joanna Bolme, Jake Morris. Malkmus was the main songwriter behind the influential 1990s indie rock band Pavement; the Jicks formed in 2000 immediately after Pavement's 1999 "hiatus" began. The group's first record - which had a working title of Swedish Reggae - was called Stephen Malkmus, it was released by Matador Records on February 13, 2001. The group made their official live debut at New York's Bowery Ballroom only a few weeks before their first record was released. Around this time, Pavement's auxiliary percussionist Bob Nastanovich began acting as The Jicks' tour manager, Mike Clark joined on keyboards. Pig Lib was the name of the band's second record, released in 2003; the album featured a looser interplay between the musicians with longer song lengths and a growing emphasis on guitar solos. The album received positive reviews, gaining 4/5 stars from Rolling Stone and an 8.0/10 from Pitchfork Media.
In 2003 the Jicks opened for Radiohead on their North American tour, in 2004 the band helped to curate an edition of the British All Tomorrow's Parties festival. Face the Truth, came in 2005 to positive reviews, many of them claiming a return to Wowee Zowee-type form. Most of the album was recorded by Malkmus alone in his basement, although each member of the Jicks play on at least one song on the record; the band toured only behind this record due to the fact that Malkmus had a new child. During this time period Joe Plummer filled in on drums. On October 2, 2006, it was reported by Pitchfork that John Moen had become a full-time member of The Decemberists and had been replaced by Janet Weiss - drummer of Quasi and the then-defunct Sleater-Kinney; the band's fourth studio album, Real Emotional Trash, was recorded at SnowGhost Music in Whitefish and released on March 4, 2008 to positive reviews. While Malkmus spent much of 2010 on tour with Pavement, the band completed recording on their fifth album Mirror Traffic with Beck Hansen.
Prior to the release, Janet Weiss' departure from the Jicks lineup was announced. Her place was taken by ex-Joggers drummer Jake Morris; the band's sixth studio album, Wig Out at Jagbags, was released on January 7, 2014. It was recorded in the La Chapelle studio in Belgium with Pavement's F. O. H. Live sound engineer Remko'El Duche' Schouten. Overdubs were done in Berlin; the album was mixed in Amsterdam's IJland Studio. On March 26, 2018, it was announced that the band's seventh studio album, Sparkle Hard would be released on May 18, 2018. For much of the band's existence, the Jicks did not perform songs by Malkmus's previous band Pavement. However, since about 2012, the group has shown a greater willingness to play Pavement songs. Played Pavement songs in Jicks performances have included "In the Mouth a Desert", "Shady Lane", "Box Elder", "Stereo" among others. Current membersStephen Malkmus - vocals, guitar Joanna Bolme - bass, synthesizer Mike Clark - keyboards, guitar Jake Morris - drums Former membersJohn Moen - drums, vocals Joe Plummer - drums Janet Weiss - drums Stephen Malkmus Pig Lib Face the Truth Real Emotional Trash Mirror Traffic Wig Out at Jagbags Sparkle Hard "Phantasies" "Discretion Grove" "Jenny & The Ess-Dog" "Jo Jo's Jacket" "Dark Wave" "Baby C'mon" "Kindling For The Master" "Baltimore" "Gardenia" "Cold Son" "Tigers" "Senator" "Stick Figures in Love" "Wheels of Fire" b/w "Gorgeous Georgie" "Lariat" "Middle America" "Shiggy" "Refute"
San Francisco State University
San Francisco State University is a public university in San Francisco. As part of the 23-campus California State University system, the university offers 118 different bachelor's degrees, 94 master's degrees, 5 doctoral degrees, along with 26 teaching credentials among six academic colleges; the university was founded in 1899 as a state-run normal school for training school teachers, obtaining state college status in 1921 and state university status in 1972. The 141 acre campus is located in the southwest part of the city, less than two miles from the Pacific coast. San Francisco State has 12 varsity athletic teams which compete at the NCAA Division II level, most as members of the California Collegiate Athletic Association. 1899 – Founded as San Francisco State Normal School. 1901 – First graduating class 1906 – The 1906 earthquake and fire forces the school to relocate from Nob Hill to a new campus at Buchanan and Haight Streets. 1921 – Renamed San Francisco State Teachers College 1923 – First Bachelor of Arts degree awarded 1935 – Renamed San Francisco State College 1953 – Current campus near Lake Merced opens.
1966 – Beginning of the era of campus protests led by student organizations including the Black Student Union, Third World Liberation Front, Students for a Democratic Society. The protests against college policies and off-campus issues such as the Vietnam War included sit-ins, marches, teach-ins, on several occasions led to violent conflicts with police; the protests were marked by counter-protests and widespread charges of corruption and election fraud in the student newspaper. 1968 – A lengthy student strike erupted that developed into an important event in the history of the U. S. in the late 1960s. The strike was led by the Black Student Union and the Third World Liberation Front, it demanded an Ethnic Studies program as well as an end to the Vietnam War; this became a major news event for weeks in the aftermath of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. At one point, college president S. I. Hayakawa famously pulled the wires out of the speakers on top of a van at a student rally. During the course of the strike, large numbers of police drawn from many jurisdictions occupied the campus and over 700 people were arrested on various protest-related charges.
1969 – On March 20, an agreement was reached, the strike comes to an end with the administration retaining control of hiring and admissions and the creation of the School of Ethnic Studies. 1972 – Received university status as California State University, San Francisco 1974 – Renamed San Francisco State University 1975 – Cesar Chavez Student Center opened its doors to students 1993 – Downtown campus opened 1994 – A mural depicting Malcolm X was painted on the student union building, commissioned by the Pan-African Student Union and African Student Alliance. The mural's border contained yellow Stars of David and dollar signs mingled with skulls and crossbones and near the words "African Blood." The next week, after demonstrations on both sides, the school administration had the mural painted over, subsequently sand blasted. Two years a new Malcolm X mural was painted, without the controversial symbols. 1999 – Celebrated 100th birthday 2007 – New Downtown Campus opened at 835 Market Street 2013 – The Science Building was found to have “unsafe levels” of airborne mercury and asbestos in the basement as a result of reports that pesticide-laden Native American artifacts were stored with a material now known to be hazardous.
As a result of the contamination, over $3.6 million was spent for remediation of the pervasive contamination. University Administration terminated several employees who reported the contamination, resulting in several wrongful termination and whistle-blower lawsuits, including one by the hired director. In addition to terminating employees, the CFO at the time, Ron Cortez, hired outside consultants in an attempt to write more favorable reports regarding the contamination and to discredit the employees who had made initial reports. In July 2014, Cal/OSHA cited the university for various health and safety violations in the Science Building, which included SFSU failing to locate asbestos in the building and warn employees about the hazards of mercury. SFSU ran into trouble with its Environmental Health and Safety program when the director prior, Robert Shearer, was accused of taking bribes from a waste disposal firm in exchange for at least $4 million in university funds. 2017 – In 2017 SFSU excluded Jewish student pro-Israel activist groups from campus activities.
In 2019 the University reversed that policy, granting Jewish student groups equal rights with other student groups. In Fall of 2013, the university had 1,620 faculty; the university's academic colleges are: Liberal and Creative Arts Business Education Ethnic Studies Health and Social Sciences Science and EngineeringIn addition, the university has a College of Extended Learning. SF State is on the semester system; the university awards bachelor's degrees in 115 areas of specialization, master's degrees in 97, a doctor of education in educational leadership. It jointly offers three doctoral programs: a doctorate in education in partnership with University of California, Berkeley with a concentration in special education, two doctorates in physical therapy with University of California, San Francisco; the most popular undergraduate majors are Business Administration, Kinesiology, English, Communication
Mirror Traffic is the fifth studio album by Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, released on August 23, 2011 by Matador Records. It is the first collaboration between Stephen Malkmus and producer Beck and the last album to feature drummer Janet Weiss, who moved on to become a member of Wild Flag; as of November 2013, the album has sold 30,000 copies in the U. S. according to Nielsen SoundScan. Mirror Traffic has received positive reviews. Spin gave the album a score of 8/10, calling it, "a patient, inviting album that feels like a fresh start from a guy whose recording career spans multiple boom-and-bust cycles, both for indie rock and the economy." "Tigers" - 2:24 "No One Is" - 3:58 "Senator" - 4:25 "Brain Gallop" - 5:02 "Jumblegloss" - 1:13 "Asking Price" - 2:41 "Stick Figures In Love" - 3:45 "Spazz" - 2:38 "Long Hard Book" - 2:48 "Share The Red" - 5:19 "Tune Grief" - 2:19 "Forever 28" - 3:35 "All Over Gently" - 3:10 "Fall Away" - 2:18 "Gorgeous Georgie" - 5:00Japan Bonus Track: "Polvo"
Los Angeles the City of Los Angeles and known by its initials L. A. is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of four million, Los Angeles is the cultural and commercial center of Southern California; the city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity and the entertainment industry, its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America. Los Angeles is in a large basin bounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and by mountains as high as 10,000 feet on the other; the city proper, which covers about 469 square miles, is the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the country. Los Angeles is the principal city of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the second largest in the United States after that of New York City, with a population of 13.1 million. It is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach combined statistical area the nation's second most populous area with a 2015 estimated population of 18.7 million.
Los Angeles is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States, with a diverse economy in a broad range of professional and cultural fields. Los Angeles is famous as the home of Hollywood, a major center of the world entertainment industry. A global city, it has been ranked 6th in the Global Cities Index and 9th in the Global Economic Power Index; the Los Angeles metropolitan area has a gross metropolitan product of $1.044 trillion, making it the third-largest in the world, after the Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas. Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics and will host the event for a third time in 2028; the city hosted the Miss Universe pageant twice, in 1990 and 2006, was one of 9 American cities to host the 1994 FIFA men's soccer World Cup and one of 8 to host the 1999 FIFA women's soccer World Cup, hosting the final match for both tournaments. Home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California.
The city was founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood; the discovery of oil in the 1890s brought rapid growth to the city. The completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, delivering water from Eastern California assured the city's continued rapid growth; the Los Angeles coastal area was settled by the Chumash tribes. A Gabrieleño settlement in the area was called iyáangẚ, meaning "poison oak place". Maritime explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo claimed the area of southern California for the Spanish Empire in 1542 while on an official military exploring expedition moving north along the Pacific coast from earlier colonizing bases of New Spain in Central and South America.
Gaspar de Portolà and Franciscan missionary Juan Crespí, reached the present site of Los Angeles on August 2, 1769. In 1771, Franciscan friar Junípero Serra directed the building of the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, the first mission in the area. On September 4, 1781, a group of forty-four settlers known as "Los Pobladores" founded the pueblo they called El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles,'The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels'; the present-day city has the largest Roman Catholic Archdiocese in the United States. Two-thirds of the Mexican or settlers were mestizo or mulatto, a mixture of African and European ancestry; the settlement remained a small ranch town for decades, but by 1820, the population had increased to about 650 residents. Today, the pueblo is commemorated in the historic district of Los Angeles Pueblo Plaza and Olvera Street, the oldest part of Los Angeles. New Spain achieved its independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821, the pueblo continued as a part of Mexico.
During Mexican rule, Governor Pío Pico made Los Angeles Alta California's regional capital. Mexican rule ended during the Mexican–American War: Americans took control from the Californios after a series of battles, culminating with the signing of the Treaty of Cahuenga on January 13, 1847. Railroads arrived with the completion of the transcontinental Southern Pacific line to Los Angeles in 1876 and the Santa Fe Railroad in 1885. Petroleum was discovered in the city and surrounding area in 1892, by 1923, the discoveries had helped California become the country's largest oil producer, accounting for about one-quarter of the world's petroleum output. By 1900, the population had grown to more than 102,000; the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, under the supervision of William Mulholland, assured the continued growth of the city. Due to clauses in the city's charter that prevented the City of Los Angeles from selling or providing water from the aqueduct to any area outside its borders, many adjacent city and communities became compelled to annex themselves into Los Angeles.
Los Angeles created the first municipal zoning ordinance in the United States. On September 14, 1908, the Los Angeles City Council promulgated residential and industrial land use zones; the new ordinance established three residential zones of a single type, where industrial uses were
South by Southwest
South by Southwest is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, United States. It began in 1987, has continued to grow in both scope and size every year. In 2017, the conference lasted for 10 days with SXSW interactive lasting for five days, music for seven days and film running concurrently for nine days. SXSW is run by the company SXSW, LLC which organizes conferences, trade shows and other events. In addition to the three main South by Southwest festivals, the company runs other conferences: SXSW EDU, a conference on educational innovation, held in Austin, the me Convention, held in Frankfurt, Germany, in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz. Former conferences run by the SXSW organization were SXSW Eco, an environmental conference held in Austin from 2011 to 2016. SXSW Music is the largest music festival of its kind in the world, with more than 2,000 acts as of 2014. SXSW Music offers artist-provided music and video samples of featured artists at each festival via their official YouTube channel.
The music event has grown from 700 registrants in 1987 to over 28,000 registrants. SXSW Film and SXSW Interactive events have grown every year,bringing over 32,000 registrants to Austin in March 2013. Bands must cover their own expenses for lodging at the event. All performers are offered a cash payment or a wristband package that allows access to all music events. SXSW Film Conference spans five days of conference panels and sessions, welcomes filmmakers of all levels. Programming consists of keynote speakers, workshops, mentor sessions and more, with expert filmmakers and industry leaders. In 2015, the SXSW Film Conference programmed over 250 sessions with 735 speakers. Past speakers include Jon Favreau, Mark Duplass, Ava DuVernay, Ryan Gosling, Nicolas Cage, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Tilda Swinton, Amy Schumer, Sally Field, Joss Whedon, Christine Vachon, RZA, Matthew McConaughey, Danny Boyle, Seth MacFarlane, Catherine Hardwicke, Richard Linklater, David Gordon Green, Harmony Korine, Henry Rollins, Sarah Green and Robert Rodriguez.
Although the film festival highlights independently produced films and emerging directing talent with unique visions, the festival has long served studios as a starting point for their comedies, using enthusiastic fans as a barometer of how they might play in wide release. The SXSW Film Festival runs nine days with the SXSW Film Conference, celebrates raw innovation and emerging talent both behind and in front of the camera. Festival programming categories include: Special Events, Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight, Narrative Competition, Documentary Competition, Midnighters, 24 Beats Per Second, SXGlobal, Festival Favorites and Short Film Programs; the SXSW Film Awards, which occur on the last day of the Film Conference, honor films selected by the Feature and Short Film Juries. In 2015, the SXSW Film Festival programmed 150 feature films and 106 short films, selected from 7,361 submissions. Past notable world premieres include Furious 7, Chef, 21 Jump Street, The Cabin in the Woods and Insidious, the TV series Girls, Silicon Valley and Penny Dreadful.
SXSW Interactive is focused on emerging technology. The festival includes a trade show, parties, a startup accelerator. In July 1986, the organizers of the New York City music festival New Music Seminar contacted Roland Swenson, a staffer at the alternative weekly The Austin Chronicle, about organizing an extension of that festival into Austin after having announced that they were going to hold a "New Music Seminar Southwest"; the plans did not materialize, so Swenson decided to instead co-organize a local music festival, with the help of two other people at the Chronicle: editor and co-founder Louis Black, publisher Nick Barbaro. Louis Meyers, a booking agent and musician, was brought on board. Black came up with the name. While Southwest by South is an actual point on a compass, South by Southwest is not; the event was first held in March 1987. The organizers considered it a regional event and expected around 150 attendees to show up, but over 700 came, according to Black "it was national immediately."
Meyers left Austin and the festival in the early 1990s, but Black and Swenson remained the festival's key organizers as of 2010. Singer-songwriter Michelle Shocked was the keynote speaker at the 1992 South by Southwest, she caused controversy by delivering a speech, written by her then-husband Bart Bull, criticizing white musicians for stealing music from African American artists. In 1993, SXSW moved into the Austin Convention Center. In 1994, SXSW added a component for film and other media, named the "SXSW Film and Multimedia Conference". Johnny Cash was the keynote speaker; that year, the three brothers of the band Hanson were brought to SXSW by their father in order to perform impromptu auditions for music executives, in the hopes of getting industry attention. Among the people who heard them was A&R executive Christopher Sabec, who became their manager, would soon afterward get them signed to Mercury Records. In 1995, the SXSW Film and Multimedia Conference was split into two separate events, "SXSW Film" and "SXSW Multimedia".
In 1999, SXSW Multimed
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco, California in 1967 by Jann Wenner, still the magazine's publisher, the music critic Ralph J. Gleason, it was first known for political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson. In the 1990s, the magazine shifted focus to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, film actors, popular music. In recent years, it has resumed its traditional mix of content. Rolling Stone Press is the magazine's associated book publishing imprint. Straight Arrow Press was the magazine's associated book publishing imprint, Straight Arrow Publishing Co. Inc. was the publishing company that published Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone magazine was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Ralph Gleason. To get it off the ground, Wenner borrowed $7,500 from his own family and from the parents of his soon-to-be wife, Jane Schindelheim; the first issue carried a cover date of November 9, 1967, was in newspaper format with a lead article on the Monterey Pop Festival.
The cover price was 25¢. In the first issue, Wenner explained that the title of the magazine referred to the 1950 blues song "Rollin' Stone", recorded by Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan's hit single "Like a Rolling Stone": You're wondering what we're trying to do. It's hard to say: sort of a sort of a newspaper; the name of it is Rolling Stone which comes from an old saying, "A rolling stone gathers no moss." Muddy Waters used the name for a song. The Rolling Stones took their name from Muddy's song. "Like a Rolling Stone" was the title of Bob Dylan's first rock and roll record. We have begun a new publication reflecting what we see are the changes in rock and roll and the changes related to rock and roll."—Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone, November 9, 1967, p. 2 Some authors have attributed the name to Dylan's hit single: "At Gleason's suggestion, Wenner named his magazine after a Bob Dylan song." Rolling Stone identified with and reported the hippie counterculture of the era. However, it distanced itself from the underground newspapers of the time, such as Berkeley Barb, embracing more traditional journalistic standards and avoiding the radical politics of the underground press.
In the first edition, Wenner wrote that Rolling Stone "is not just about the music, but about the things and attitudes that music embraces". In the 1970s, Rolling Stone began to make a mark with its political coverage, with the likes of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson writing for the magazine's political section. Thompson first published his most famous work Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas within the pages of Rolling Stone, where he remained a contributing editor until his death in 2005. In the 1970s, the magazine helped launch the careers of many prominent authors, including Cameron Crowe, Lester Bangs, Joe Klein, Joe Eszterhas, Ben Fong-Torres, Patti Smith and P. J. O'Rourke, it was at this point that the magazine ran some of its most famous stories, including that of the Patty Hearst abduction odyssey. One interviewer, speaking for a large number of his peers, said that he bought his first copy of the magazine upon initial arrival on his college campus, describing it as a "rite of passage".
In 1977, the magazine moved its headquarters from San Francisco to New York City. Editor Jann Wenner said San Francisco had become "a cultural backwater". During the 1980s, the magazine began to shift towards being a general "entertainment" magazine. Music was still a dominant topic, but there was increasing coverage of celebrities in television and the pop culture of the day; the magazine initiated its annual "Hot Issue" during this time. Rolling Stone was known for its musical coverage and for Thompson's political reporting. In the 1990s, the magazine changed its format to appeal to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, film actors and popular music; this led to criticism. In recent years, the magazine has resumed its traditional mix of content, including in-depth political stories, it has expanded content to include coverage of financial and banking issues. As a result, the magazine has seen its circulation increase and its reporters invited as experts to network television programs of note.
The printed format has gone through several changes. The first publications, in 1967–72, were in folded tabloid newspaper format, with no staples, black ink text, a single color highlight that changed each edition. From 1973 onwards, editions were produced on a four-color press with a different newsprint paper size. In 1979, the bar code appeared. In 1980, it became a large format magazine; as of edition of October 30, 2008, Rolling Stone has had a smaller, standard-format magazine size. After years of declining readership, the magazine experienced a major resurgence of interest and relevance with the work of two young journalists in the late 2000s, Michael Hastings and Matt Taibbi. In 2005, Dana Leslie Fields, former publisher of Rolling Stone, who had worked at the magazine for 17 years, was an inaugural inductee into the Magazine Hall of Fame. In 2009, Taibbi unleashed an acclaimed series of scathing reports on the financial meltdown of the time, he famously described Goldman Sachs as "a great vampire squid".
Bigger headlines came at the end of June 2010. Rolling Stone caused a controversy in the White House by publishing in the July issue an article by journalist Michael Hastings entitled, "The Runaway General", quoting criticism by General Stanley A. McChrystal, commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U. S. Forces-Afghanistan commander, about Vice President Joe Biden and oth