Jessica Hopper is a music and culture critic whose work regularly appears in SPIN, GQ, Pitchfork and RollingStone.com. She is also the music editor for Rookie Magazine. She writes the local music column for Chicago Tribune as well as authors the ‘Ask Fan Landers’ advice column for the Village Voice. Her work has been included in Best Music Writing 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2011. She was also the longtime music consultant for the public radio show, This American Life. The New York Times called her widely-anthologized essay “Emo: Where The Girls Aren’t” “influential.” Her book, The Girls’ Guide to Rocking (Workman), was named one of 2009’s Notable Books for Young Readers by the American Library Association. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two young sons.

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