Jessica Hopper

Music & Culture Critic / Music Consultant for This American Life

Jessica Hopper is a music and culture critic based in Chicago. Her work regularly appears in Chicago Reader, Village Voice, SPIN and Chicago Tribune and has also been included in DaCapo’s Best of Music Writing 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2011. She is also the 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.