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 >>
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The greatest Minnesota-made records of all time
Ten (or eleven) more Funkytown favorites
The M-SPIFF's second week brings 'The World' and more
Two Accounts of How Porn Went Pop
The Everything Movie lands on all four of our film critics' top 10 lists
City Pages writers look back on 25 years of arts criticism, and the sentences that still make us cringe
Four critics pick 40 or so favorites--and fail to agree on a single one
Three movie critics pick 21 favorites (and only one in common) from 2002.
How Jenni Olson founded a film festival--and became a queer cinema impresario in the process
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A Record Year: Our 13 favorite albums for 1997.
We list the best of the best of 1997.
Makers who mattered in 1995