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March 10, 1995 | ELISABETH BUMILLER, THE WASHINGTON POST
For the past two months, New York's media and fashion worlds have buzzed about the secret that everyone seemed to know but no one dared print: Jann Wenner, the Rolling Stone founding editor who came to personify the shifting social values of an American generation, had left his wife, Jane, for a man. It was a breakup that threatened to destroy the $200-million magazine company that Wenner and his wife shared.
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WORLD
June 24, 2010 | Geraldine Baum
For more than four decades, Rolling Stone magazine has periodically rocked American culture and politics — and not just with its stories about music. Today its business model has been upended by the Internet. But one of the mainstays of its journalism, the up-close and personal account perfected by following rock bands across the world, continues to make waves. The article that led to the resignation of Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, is part of its tradition of launching journalists to hang out with their subjects for long periods of time — talking and traveling with them, and gaining access few other journalists can obtain.
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NEWS
January 15, 2004
Hall of Fame: Rolling Stone magazine publisher Jann Wenner will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 15 in the hall's non-performer category.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2007 | Marc Weingarten, Special to The Times
THIS is a sad book -- tragic, really. Here's an alternate subtitle: "How the Most Promising Writer of His Generation Blew His Gig." In giving us this "oral biography" of the late Hunter S. Thompson via recollections of friends and colleagues (the most thorough portrait of Thompson thus far, it is the sixth book about him and probably not the last), Rolling Stone founder Jann S.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 1985
Several years ago I helped Jann Wenner get his car started in the middle of the night when he was trying make it to the airport in West Palm Beach, Fla. I owned a boutique at the time, and he told me to send him information and he'd give me a free ad in Rolling Stone. A month later I started getting cards and letters from everywhere. He had given me a 2-inch by 3-inch ad for free. I found him to be a very caring, giving young man. I wish him all the luck with Us magazine. NEDRA WARE Studio City
WORLD
June 24, 2010 | Geraldine Baum
For more than four decades, Rolling Stone magazine has periodically rocked American culture and politics — and not just with its stories about music. Today its business model has been upended by the Internet. But one of the mainstays of its journalism, the up-close and personal account perfected by following rock bands across the world, continues to make waves. The article that led to the resignation of Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, is part of its tradition of launching journalists to hang out with their subjects for long periods of time — talking and traveling with them, and gaining access few other journalists can obtain.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2001 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walt Disney Co., which dumped the majority of its magazine business 17 months ago, has taken a step back into publishing by purchasing a half-stake in entertainment magazine US Weekly. As part of the deal, the unprofitable title will be spun off from Wenner Media Inc., which also owns Rolling Stone and Men's Journal. US Weekly will be folded into a new company co-owned by Disney.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2007 | Joseph Dionisio, Newsday
"So you better get ready," shouts the theme to the Monkees' 1960s TV series, "we may be comin' to your town!" Unless, of course, your town is Cleveland. Peter Tork says the Monkees merit consideration for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but one man opposes their induction. "The only person ... holding a grudge is Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone," says the former Monkee. The magazine editor "has never written a gracious word. He personally has the veto power to keep us out."
NEWS
October 20, 1997 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Can it be? Rolling Stone hits the newsstands today with its 30th anniversary issue. Well, Let It Be. Conceived during San Francisco's summer of love by Berkeley dropout Jann Wenner--who scraped together $7,500 to launch it--Rolling Stone became the voice of a pre-MTV generation that rocked to the music of the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. And, of course, the Rolling Stones, Wenner's favorite rockers, from whom he co-opted the name for his fledgling magazine.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2007 | Marc Weingarten, Special to The Times
THIS is a sad book -- tragic, really. Here's an alternate subtitle: "How the Most Promising Writer of His Generation Blew His Gig." In giving us this "oral biography" of the late Hunter S. Thompson via recollections of friends and colleagues (the most thorough portrait of Thompson thus far, it is the sixth book about him and probably not the last), Rolling Stone founder Jann S.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2007 | Joseph Dionisio, Newsday
"So you better get ready," shouts the theme to the Monkees' 1960s TV series, "we may be comin' to your town!" Unless, of course, your town is Cleveland. Peter Tork says the Monkees merit consideration for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but one man opposes their induction. "The only person ... holding a grudge is Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone," says the former Monkee. The magazine editor "has never written a gracious word. He personally has the veto power to keep us out."
NEWS
January 15, 2004
Hall of Fame: Rolling Stone magazine publisher Jann Wenner will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 15 in the hall's non-performer category.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2001 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walt Disney Co., which dumped the majority of its magazine business 17 months ago, has taken a step back into publishing by purchasing a half-stake in entertainment magazine US Weekly. As part of the deal, the unprofitable title will be spun off from Wenner Media Inc., which also owns Rolling Stone and Men's Journal. US Weekly will be folded into a new company co-owned by Disney.
NEWS
October 20, 1997 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Can it be? Rolling Stone hits the newsstands today with its 30th anniversary issue. Well, Let It Be. Conceived during San Francisco's summer of love by Berkeley dropout Jann Wenner--who scraped together $7,500 to launch it--Rolling Stone became the voice of a pre-MTV generation that rocked to the music of the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. And, of course, the Rolling Stones, Wenner's favorite rockers, from whom he co-opted the name for his fledgling magazine.
NEWS
March 10, 1995 | ELISABETH BUMILLER, THE WASHINGTON POST
For the past two months, New York's media and fashion worlds have buzzed about the secret that everyone seemed to know but no one dared print: Jann Wenner, the Rolling Stone founding editor who came to personify the shifting social values of an American generation, had left his wife, Jane, for a man. It was a breakup that threatened to destroy the $200-million magazine company that Wenner and his wife shared.
BOOKS
February 1, 1987 | Tom Carson, Carson writes frequently on pop culture for The Village Voice, L.A. Weekly and other publications. and
Measured by its ambitions, "Rock of Ages" is one hefty undertaking. Except on the most trivially fannish level, few if any books on rock have tried to stitch their subject's many tangled threads into a single, chronological narrative, from wildly various beginnings to current . . . well, God knows what. Here, no fewer than three writers, parceled out one to a decade, bend to the daunting task--their names fanned out heroically across the dust jacket, like the cast of "Dawn Patrol."
BOOKS
February 1, 1987 | Tom Carson, Carson writes frequently on pop culture for The Village Voice, L.A. Weekly and other publications. and
Measured by its ambitions, "Rock of Ages" is one hefty undertaking. Except on the most trivially fannish level, few if any books on rock have tried to stitch their subject's many tangled threads into a single, chronological narrative, from wildly various beginnings to current . . . well, God knows what. Here, no fewer than three writers, parceled out one to a decade, bend to the daunting task--their names fanned out heroically across the dust jacket, like the cast of "Dawn Patrol."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 1985
Several years ago I helped Jann Wenner get his car started in the middle of the night when he was trying make it to the airport in West Palm Beach, Fla. I owned a boutique at the time, and he told me to send him information and he'd give me a free ad in Rolling Stone. A month later I started getting cards and letters from everywhere. He had given me a 2-inch by 3-inch ad for free. I found him to be a very caring, giving young man. I wish him all the luck with Us magazine. NEDRA WARE Studio City
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