I am excited to finally have a chance to sit down and read this newish bio of Jann Wenner by Joe Hagan. Rolling Stone played a major role in shaping”rock” discourse since the late 1960s. When you were on the cover of Rolling Stone, it meant you had “made it.” Well, who knew the main guy behind it was struggling with his sexuality the whole time! After Wenner came out as gay in the 1990s, people starting looking at some of the magazine’s homoerotic covers a little differently. But Rolling Stone always had a strong hetero vibe. It’s style and content seemed to reflect a sense of denial of homosexuality, one Wenner and I both shared in similar ways for many years. I am just a little bit into the book; can’t wait to read more! I am very curious how his internal sexual struggle is reflected in this profoundly influential magazine, especially in the 1980s.