Tag Archives: Ellen Willis

Not Oprah’s Book Club: The Essential Ellen Willis

TweetI owe so much, as a writer and feminist, to Ellen Willis. And given how much of her work has remained uncollected or gone out of print, I suspect that we collectively owe her much more than has yet been accounted for. This month’s publication of The Essential Ellen Willis will, I hope, urge the [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Out of the Vinyl Deeps

Tweet Feminist rock critic Ellen Willis testing an album by dancing in front of the mirror. In 1968, when Ellen Willis was 26 years old and pop music criticism was barely even a thing yet, she was hired as The New Yorker’s very first rock critic. One of the only women in the male-dominated scene, [...]
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