Jessica Hopper is a music and culture critic, the music editor for Rookie Magazine and the Sr. Editor at The Pitchfork Review. 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. Her book, The Girls’ Guide to Rocking (Workman), was named one of 2009’s Notable Books for Young Readers by the American Library Association. The forthcoming anthology of her work, The First Collection of Criticism by A Living Female Rock Critic is due out from Featherproof in May 2015.  She lives in Chicago with her husband and two young sons.

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