Season of the Witch by David Talbot

What struck me, most about David Talbot’s history of ┬áSan Francisco was just how violent the times were. Season of the Witch concentrates on the years between the Summer of Love, 1968, and the AIDS epidemic of the 1980’s. ┬áThe 1970’s are largely remembered today for disco and very, shall we say, creative fashions but this was a period of violent upheaval in America, certainly … Continue reading Season of the Witch by David Talbot

Erotic City: Sexual Revolutions and the Making of Modern San Francisco by Josh Sides

Turns out, I spent my youth in San Francisco while it was in the midst of a sexual revolution and didn’t even know it. Josh Sides opens the epilogue of Erotic City with a quote from Joan Didion, whom I have also been reading a lot of lately. “Going back to California is not like going back to Vermont, or Chicago,” Joan Didion wrote in … Continue reading Erotic City: Sexual Revolutions and the Making of Modern San Francisco by Josh Sides