Come celebrate San Francisco values!

Stick it to GOP Puritans with Salon founder David Talbot, special guest Oliver Stone and other culture war heroes

Published May 4, 2012 9:00PM (EDT)

The release party for “Season of the Witch” will be a celebration of the San Francisco values of social tolerance and experimentation, as explored in David Talbot’s new book. This event will feature music and art of the 1967-‘82 era as well as speakers recounting some of the wild stories that defined this explosive time. Guests include director Oliver Stone, who will discuss how films like “The Doors” channeled the demonic energy of the period, and how his love for the San Francisco 49ers was reflected in “Any Given Sunday.” Other special guests include Scrumbly Koldewyn and Fayette Hauser of the infamous drag queen troupe the Cockettes; Peter Lewis of the legendary band Moby Grape; activist Cleve Jones; and other political, sports and literary luminaries.

Date: Friday May 18, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Location: 1687 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

If you plan on attending you must confirm by emailing your name to

Salon Core members: You can avoid the $8 entrance fee by clicking here and using the RSVP button on the left side of this landing page. If you’re not a member of Salon Core, please consider joining today — in addition to gaining access to this event, you’ll enjoy the many great benefits listed on the Salon Core landing page.

Want to know more about “Season of the Witch”? Check out the video below and then use one of the links to the right to order a copy now, pick up a copy at your local bookstore or buy a signed copy at the “Season of the Witch” release party on May 18.

Just added: David Talbot will also be appearing at Book Soup in Los Angeles on May 14 and at Town Hall Seattle on May 24. There will be private receptions after both of these events for Salon Core members -- use the RSVP links in the right column of the Core landing page to confirm your attendance and receive further details.

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