Charles Manson Changed the World by Making Homicide — and Himself — Part of Popular Culture

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By OWEN GLEIBERMAN

The 1960s were a brutal decade. “Psycho,” the 1960 slasher thriller that jump-started the era, was a film that ripped a knife through everything the movies had led us to expect or believe. The JFK assassination was a cataclysm that seemed to cleave the century in half. In 1966, the same year…

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