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Jessica Hopper on Minnesota, local scenes, and music journalism in the Rookie era

Our music editor, Jessica Hopper, on how the culture-making power of teenage girls continues to be underestimated:

There’s still very much this stereotype, especially within the music industry and even just within the music scene, that teenage girls are not serious consumers of music, even though they are the number one purchasers of music—of CDs especially, oddly enough. Teenage girls are the number one consumers of music, they are the number one drivers of taste, and yet they are still not considered serious music fans. […] On Fridays, we do a playlist, [and] some of our writers were getting tweets from older male music fans who’d be like, “Oh, isn’t this cool? They actually know about Jonathan Richman,” […] not realizing that they were basically insulting us [by implying] that having deep music knowledge is somehow out of teen-girl depth, or that you can’t like One Direction and the Carter Family at the same time. The thing that I’ve learned is how, as cool and as radical and as taste-making as Rookie [is], we are still very much fighting a battle against a world that thinks teenage girls are dumb and not serious about music or culture, when the young women I work with and the Rookie readers—you can tell in the comments—understand much more than the world gives them credit for.

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OAK PARK/CHICAGO ROOKIES! Please come to our Rookie Yearbook One reading/signing/funning at Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street in Oak Park, THIS THURSDAY, 9/20, at 7 PM! Featuring Tavi Gevinson, Krista Burton, Jessica Hopper, Stephanie Kuehnert, and all of you! It’s 10 bucks but that gets subtracted from the price of the book if you buy it there. So basically it’s free! But they force you to buy our book. But you were gonna do that anyway! Maybe. But it will be FUN. No arguments there.
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xoxo Rookie

OAK PARK/CHICAGO ROOKIES! Please come to our Rookie Yearbook One reading/signing/funning at Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street in Oak Park, THIS THURSDAY, 9/20, at 7 PM! Featuring Tavi Gevinson, Krista Burton, Jessica Hopper, Stephanie Kuehnert, and all of you! It’s 10 bucks but that gets subtracted from the price of the book if you buy it there. So basically it’s free! But they force you to buy our book. But you were gonna do that anyway! Maybe. But it will be FUN. No arguments there.

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xoxo Rookie

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