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All the ways we’ve tried to fit Charles Manson into a convenient narrative

Satan. Sociopath. Psychopath. Narcissist. Eco-warrior. Opportunist. Manipulator. White supremacist. Misogynist. Executioner of hippie culture. Embodiment of evil. These are just some of the ways Charles Manson, the notorious 1960s killer and cult leader, has been described in the countless obituaries published since his death at 83 on Nov. 994 more words


I realized something pretty profound today. I was watching a documentary on Joan Didion, and it was talking about grief. You know, the feeling we get when we lose someone we love. 112 more words


Rot in Hell Charlie

Charles Manson has died at the age of 83. Now he answers to a new boss.

Manson was diagnosed with a couple of mental illnesses included schizophrenia and yeah, he was subjected to a horrible upbringing. 269 more words

TCS: My Year in Quotes

Good Morning!


Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment. 131 more words

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Quote to Self #4: On Self Esteem

I’ve recently become fond of the essay format and read an especially well written one, “On Self Respect” by Joan Didion and it inspired a musing of sorts: 1,236 more words

My Education Fueled: Get On With It

“It seemed to exist only to maintain itself.” Joan Didion

Thanks, Netflix, for destroying Saturday night.
My not so well-read self
Has been introduced to a lifeline of writing… 181 more words


Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold and the Folly of Loving Relatives

Written by Abby Adamo

For over a decade, Joan Didion’s name has been synonymous with grief. First with A Year of Magical Thinking in 2005 and then in 2011 with Blue Nights, Didion writes of the unthinkable tragedy of losing her husband and then—within the same year—her daughter as well. 518 more words