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Hopper Adds "Columnist" To Her Already Full Plate

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 25, 2011 9:20PM

Jessica Hopper
Music journalist/critic/author Jessica Hopper has had a long-time presence in Chicago's critical community, and for good reason. Her columns and writings have always been provocative food-for-thought, whether it's tackling the sexism of modern-day emo, or talking faith (or lack thereof) with former Pedro The Lion frontman David Bazan.

These days, she's plenty busy, what with co-writing the Chicago Reader's Gossip Wolf co-hosting the Hit It Or Quit It podcast, continuing to freelance and, oh yeah, becoming a mother. So it's definitely worth noting that Hopper announced on her personal website that she has a new job as the Tribune's Local Sounds columnist. She's been doing freelance work for the Trib for a while now, so it's cool that she's been promoted to columnist. We're looking forward to reading more of her work.