Out of the Vinyl Deeps

Ellen Willis was the New Yorker’s first pop culture critic, a radical feminist and a trail-blazing woman. From 1968 to 1975, Willis wrote about rock and roll for the esteemed magazine, and throughout her career, she wrote for a range of publications about gender, race, class and American politics, usually through the lens of music.

Willis died in 2006, leaving behind a collection of insightful, prescient writing, and a feminist movement that would not have been the same without her. Now, many of those essays have been collected into a book, edited by her daughter, the wonderful Nona Willis Aronowitz.

Out of the Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis on Rock Music, is out now, and if you like reading about music, gender and how the world works, then you will love it.

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia.

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