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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

The Cultural Revolution Saved From Drowning (The New Yorker, 1969)

Bowie’s Limitations (The New Yorker, 1972)

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

Bob Dylan’s “Love and Theft” (, 2001)