Jessica Hopper: Night Moves with Darcie Wilder
Where: Books Are Magic
225 Smith St.
718-246-2665 Price: Free
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Written in taut, mesmerizing, often hilarious scenes, Night Moves captures the fierce friendships and small moments that form us all. Drawing on her personal journals from the aughts, Jessica Hopper chronicles her time as a DJ, living in decrepit punk houses, biking to bad loft parties with her friends, exploring Chicago deep into the night. And, along the way, she creates an homage to vibrant corners of the city that have been muted by sleek development. A book birthed in the amber glow of Chicago streetlamps, Night Moves is about a transformative moment of cultural history—and how a raw, rebellious writer found her voice.
Jessica Hopper is a music critic and the author of The First Collection of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic. She was formerly the Editorial Director at MTV News, and an editor at Pitchfork and Rookie. Her essays have appeared in Best Music Writing for 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, and 2011. Her book The Girls’ Guide to Rocking was named one of 2009’s Notable Books For Young Readers by the American Library Association.
Darcie Wilder is the Twitter account @333333333433333. She graduated from SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory with a BFA in 2012. She worked under Richard Turley while writing for the television program MTV No Chill, which remixed episodes of Ridiculousness and Catfish, as well as its own interstitials. Darcie wrote and directed Emotional Pain and wrote across platforms at MTV News, including the MTV News Twitter account. Literally Show Me A Healthy Person is her second book. She was born in New York, where she still lives and will die.
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