Articles & Press Coverage

SlateThe Biographer in the Bubble: Robert Hilburn’s authorized life of Paul Simon


The NationCheck Every Box: Is HBO’s new show Here and Now a critique of our contemporary culture or a symptom of it?


The Paris ReviewThe Agony and the XTC


The Dallas Morning NewsHow Dallas’ David Yaffe got to know Joni Mitchell — and was trusted with telling her life story


PBS News HourJoni Mitchell’s biographer on her songwriting style, missing Woodstock and thoughts about Bob Dylan


Rolling StoneJoni Mitchell Talks Exes, Addictions and Music in Candid, All-Access Biography


TabletLife Lessons From Joni Mitchell: What one writer learned spending decades listening, and talking to, the legendary singer


The New York Review of BooksLou’s Wild Side


CBCListen‘Reckless Daughter’: The definitive biography of Joni Mitchell


USA TodayJoni Mitchell biography ‘Reckless Daughter’ looks at icon’s thorny life from both sides


The Nation / Back to the Garden: The Elusiveness of Joni Mitchell


The Nation / Hiding in Plain Sight: The Loneliness of Elizabeth Bishop


The New Yorker / Joni Mitchell’s Openhearted Heroism


The Atlantic / The Unknowable Joni Mitchell


The New York Times / Working Three Shifts, and Outrage Overtime (Joni Mitchell)


The Nation / Misterioso (book review: Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original)


The Nation / Elvis Costello’s Momofuku: A Portrait of Love and Lust


The Nation / The Art of the Improviser (profile Ornette Coleman)


The Nation / Chameleon: Herbie Hancock Adapts to Lyrics


The Nation / Waiting for the Miracle: On Leonard Cohen


Slate / It’s All Too Much


The Village Voice / Seventy on Seventy: The Best Bob Dylan Songs (part 2)


Book Forum / Tom Waits For No Man


The Chronicle of Higher Education / An Open Letter to Michael Moore


Observer / Birth of a Protester: Days of Rage, Nights of Press Comps


New York Magazine / Crossing Over (Cassandra Wilson and Norah Jones)


New York Magazine / Holiday Season (Billie Holiday)


New York Magazine / Miles Behind (JVC Jazz Festival)


Barnes & Noble / Life: A Memoir of Keith Richards (book review)


Slate / The Last Temptation of Dylan


Slate / How West Side Story Went Jazz


Slate / The State of the Dylan Address


Slate / Tangled Up in Keys


Village Voice / It Takes a Village


The Nation / Decline of the West


Village Voice / He’ll Go On (John Turturro)


The Daily Beast / Dylan’s 70 Years of Trouble


Village Voice / Bob Dylan’s New York City: Why it Never Got Better Than 1961


Village Voice / Seventy on Seventy: The 70 Best Bob Dylan Songs (part 1)


Harper’s Magazine / After All These Years: The Remastery of Paul Simon


PDF / This is a Recording: On Alan Lomax


The Chronicle of Higher Education / Some Artists Really Are Too Cool For School


The Chronicle of Higher Education / ‘I Caught the Darkness, Baby’


Village Voice / Paul McCartney Opens The Book of Love Songs with Kisses on the Bottom


Village Voice / Live: Paul Simon and Wynton Marsalis Bridge the Gap at the Rose Theater


The Daily Beast / The Rage in Bob Dylan’s “Tempest”


The Chronicle of Higher Education / Why I Still Teach ‘Portrait of a Lady’


Tablet Magazine / Shanah Tova From Donald Fagan