The Media Narrative

38 | Charles Giuliano

Charles Giuliano

photo by Astrid Hiemer

The sixth book by Charles Giuliano, Counterculture in Boston: 1968–1980s, features new interviews with journalists, authors, radio hosts, producers, and other luminaries, such as George Wein, Jon Landau, Charles Laquidara, and Dexter Gordon. It’s an invaluable oral history of the work, culture, and arts that marked one of the most tumultous periods in U.S history. The book also features several of Giuliano’s photographs from that period, as well as vintage images by other photographers.

In this episode, Giuliano talks about his work as a jazz critic, alternative press editor and reporter, and online publisher. He discusses a range of topics, including media, music, Facebook, and the cost of higher education.

Giuliano is a visual artist and art curator, and has published five books of “gonzo poetry." He coined the term “gonzo” in 1970, during a conversation with the Boston Globe’s Bill Carduso, who later passed the term to Hunter Thompson.

Related Links

Berkshire Fine Arts (Giuliano's online magazine)

Buy the book

WBCN and the American Revolution

The Boston Tea Party (music venue)

Jon Landau on Bruce Springsteen (1974 Real Paper)

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