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Jessica Hopper


Jessica Hopper is a music and culture critic based in Chicago, USA, whose work regularly appears in GQ, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, and The Chicago Tribune. She is the author of The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic and The Girls Guide to Rocking, which was named one of 2009’s Notable Books for Young Readers by the American Library Association.

After acting as Rookie’s Music editor she became a senior editor at Pitchfork, the Chicago-based website that’s been divining the musical zeitgeist since before it was cool, and was also recently named editor in chief of The Pitchfork Review, the website’s quarterly print publication.

Her essays have appeared in Best Music Writing for 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2011. She was the long-time music consultant for This American Life.

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