Rolling Stone is a US-based magazine published every two weeks which is devoted to music, liberal politics, and popular culture. In 1967, Rolling Stone was founded in San Francisco, California, by Jann Wenner ‒ who is still the magazine's chief editor ‒ and music critic, Ralph J. Gleason.
Rolling Stone is known for its political coverage which began in the 1970s by the enigmatic and controversial gonzo journalist, Hunter S. Thompson. In the 1990s, the magazine changed its format to appeal to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, movie actors, and popular music. This led to criticism that the magazine was emphasizing style over substance. The magazine is now known for it's strong liberal bent, and less-than-reliable reviews among music fans.
In recent years, the magazine has resumed its traditional mix of content, including in-depth political stories. It also has expanded content to include acclaimed 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.
Famous quotes containing the words Rolling Stone:
“He wrote me sad Mothers Day stories. Hed always kill me in the stories and tell me how bad he felt about it. It was enough to bring a tear to a mothers eye.”
—Connie Zastoupil, U.S. mother of Quentin Tarantino, director of film Pulp Fiction. Rolling Stone, p. 76 (December 29, 1994)