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    Jessica Hopper

    Music Critic, Author & former Editorial Director, MTV News

    Jessica Hopper is a music critic and the author of "The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic." She was formerly the editorial director at MTV News and an editor at Pitchfork and Rookie. Her essays have appeared in "Best Music Writing" for 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, and 2011, and her writing appears in New York, Rolling Stone, BuzzFeed, and Bookforum, among other publications. Her book "The Girls’ Guide to Rocking" was named one of 2009’s Notable Books For Young Readers by the American Library Association.

    Past Events

    Tuesday, Oct 15 2019

    5:30 PM

    In a rare look behind the scenes with one of rock music’s revolutionary women, Members will have a chance to get up close and personal with Liz... read more
    1 hour | Talk | Pritzker Pavilion

    Tuesday, Oct 15 2019

    12 PM

    Sara and Tegan Quin, identical twins from Calgary, Alberta, are celebrated musicians and global LGBTQ icons. This conversation will focus on their... read more
    1 hour | Talk | Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

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