Jessica Hopper

Jessica Hopper is currently a senior editor at Pitchfork and the editor-in-chief of the Pitchfork Review. Her music criticism has earned her a reputation as a firebrand, a keen observer and fearless critic not just of music but the culture around it. Her newest book is The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic, which includes pieces from her punk fanzine roots to her landmark piece on R. Kelly's past. The pieces in The First Collection send us digging deep into our record collections, searching to re-hear what we loved and hated, makes us reconsider the art, trash, and politics Hopper illuminates, helping us to make sense of what matters to us most.

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