School of Communication Faculty

Tim Riley

Assistant Professor (2009)

B.M. Oberlin Conservatory
M.M. Eastman School of Music

Tim Riley

NPR critic Tim Riley is the author most recently of Lennon: Man, Myth, Music (Hyperion, 2011), which the New York Times praised as "a critical tour-de-force." He has also written Tell Me Why: A Beatles Commentary (Knopf/Vintage 1988), Hard Rain: A Dylan Commentary (Knopf/Vintage 1992, Da Capo 1999), Madonna: Illustrated (Hyperion 1992), and Fever: How Rock'N'Roll Transformed Gender In America (St. Martin's/Picador 2005).

He has lectured on campuses nationwide discussing Censorship in the Arts and Rock History, and was Brown University's Critic In Residence in 2008. He runs the Riley Rock Index and contributes to blog riley.

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