Jessica Hopper

Jessica Hopper

Music journalist

Host of Season 2 of Lost Notes, Jessica Hopper is a Chicago-based music and culture journalist.

She is the author of
The First Collection of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic (2015), The Girls Guide to Rocking (2009), and most recently, the memoir Night Moves (2018). She was formerly Editorial Director at MTV News, Senior Editor at Pitchfork, Music Editor at Rookie, and was the longtime music consultant for This American Life.

Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Elle, GQ, Village Voice, and Rolling Stone, as well as
Best Music Writing for 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, and 2011. She is currently at work on a forthcoming book on women in music in 1975.

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As long as there have been guns, there have been songs about guns. But American culture's relationship with guns is changing. Does popular music reflect that?

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