Evelyn McDonnell

Evelyn McDonnell is an associate professor at Loyola Marymount University, where she directs the Journalism program. She has written or co-edited six books, from Rock She Wrote: Women Write about Rock, Pop and Rap to Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways. Her next book, Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyonce. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl, a collection of original essays and artwork, will be published by Black Dog & Leventhal in October 2018. She is also series editor for Music Matters, a collection of short books about musicians published by ForeEdge/UPNE. A longtime journalist, she has been a pop culture writer at The Miami Herald and a senior editor at The Village Voice. Her writing on music, poetry, theater, and culture has appeared in publications and anthologies including the Los Angeles Times, Ms., Rolling Stone, The New York Times, the Guardian, Interview, and Option.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

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A ringing defense of old-time newspapering from a Los Angeles legend....


Trouble in the Heartland

Is Bruce Springsteen's memoir "Born to Run" one of the great music memoirs, or just a tired retread of the rock star mythos?...


What’s In a Name?

The author of the "Rent" book on how Lin-Manuel Miranda turned theater and history upside down, the worth of writing, and the Hamilton in her blood....


Don’t Call “The Sellout” a Ghetto Pastoral
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