Rolling Stone was founded in 1967 in San Fransico, California, by Jann Wenner - who is still the chief editor - and music critic Ralf J. Gleason. The magazine focuses on politics and popular culture. In the 90s, the magazine changed it format to appeal to a younger audience, with stories on film, actors, popular music, and TV. This led to accusations by critics that the magazine was now promoting style over substance.
They recently reverted to their traditional mix of content.