Jessica Hopper is a freelance music writer whose work appears regularly with the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, This American Life, and her iTunes podcast Hit It or Quit It. Though she is currently a Chicago resident, Hopper grew up in the Twin Cities and the local music scene played a h ... More >>
"Keep [romantic karaoke] classy. Don't be creepy and sing 'Angel Eyes' to someone you just met."
The fat lady moves to her microphone
One writer's tale of life as a "worm mother"
Longtime local psych-rockers release sophomore album
I hate the Los Angeles, California Angels of Anaheim. If you've never visited Angel Stadium, it sits surrounded by highways and tract homes, in the faceless suburb of Anaheim. Anaheim, of course, was royally screwed over something as small as a name: The Angels Baseball Corporation agreed to call ... More >>
Spiritual musicians lead their followers to the boat
The Guthrie presents an oral history of Jim Jones's People's Temple
Could Luis Palau's Christ-A-Thon save a wretch like me?
The way we do the things we do