Simon Reynolds (UK)
Simon Reynolds is the author of seven books about pop culture, including Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and its Legacy (2016), Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past (2011), Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-84 (2005), and Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture (1998). He is the co-author, with Joy Press, of The Sex Revolts: Gender, Rebellion and Rock ‘n’ Roll (1995), which is to be published in 2019 for the first time in German, French, and other languages. Reynolds started his career as a music critic at Melody Maker, where he was a staff writer during the late Eighties. Since then he has freelanced for magazines including The New York Times, Village Voice, The Guardian, Pitchfork, and The Wire. Reynolds operates a number of blogs centred around the hub Blissblog . Born in London, a resident of New York during much of the 1990s and 2000s, he currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Joy Press and their two children.