Author Spotlight

Amanda Petrusich

Amanda Petrusich is a staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of three books about music. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction, and her music writing has been nominated for a Grammy Award. She is currently the writer in residence at New York University’s Gallatin School, where she teaches courses in cultural criticism and reporting.

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The Last Waltz: Long, Hard Road

At once euphoric and elegiac, Martin Scorsese’s concert documentary captures the members of the Band on the brink of spiritual and physical collapse as they mount their transcendent final send-off.

By Amanda Petrusich

Festival: Who Knows What’s Gonna Happen Tomorrow?

In this documentary portrait of the Newport Folk Festival, Murray Lerner captured seismic changes in American music and politics.

By Amanda Petrusich