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"Ellen Willis was a ferociously intelligent, penetrating, incorruptible woman who saw right through to the music’s center, at a time when other rock writers were still arguing that Jim Morrison’s lyrics were, like, poetry, man."

—Very Short List

Dylan (Cheetah, 1967)

Bowie’s Limitations (The New Yorker, 1972)

Janis Joplin (Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock and Roll, 1976)

Beginning to See the Light (The Village Voice, 1977)

Bob Dylan’s “Love and Theft” (, 2001)