Charles Manson burst into the American consciousness in the summer of 1969, in a kind of psychotic coda to a decade better known for hippie love. The leader of a religious-sexual cult known as The Family, Manson was sentenced to life in prison for leading a murderous rampage that killed seven people. On Wednesday, he will be up for parole for the 12th time. Here, a look back at Manson's life.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Why all drugs should be legal. (Yes, even heroin.)
- Here's the schedule very successful people follow every day
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- Comic-Con 2014: Everything we learned about Avengers 2, Batman v. Superman, and more
- Why you should really take a nap this afternoon, according to science
- 7 ideas from ancient thinkers that will improve your modern life
- How to trim $500 from your monthly spending
- The forgotten victims of the war in Ukraine
- Are there too many good shows on television?
- Blame Obama and U.S. evangelicals for the persecution of Iraqi Christians
Subscribe to the Week