20 Facts About Ann Powers


Ann K Powers was born on February 4,1964 and is an American writer and popular music critic.


Ann Powers is a music critic for NPR and a contributor at the Los Angeles Times, where she was previously chief pop critic.


Ann Powers has written for other publications, such as The New York Times, Blender and The Village Voice.


Ann Powers earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing from San Francisco State University, and a Master of Arts degree in American literature from the University of California, Berkeley.


Ann Powers' professional writing career began in 1980 while she was still in high school, when she started writing for the Seattle music weekly magazine The Rocket.


From 1997 to 2001, Ann Powers was the pop critic at The New York Times.


From 2001 until May 2005, Ann Powers was senior curator at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, which later became Museum of Pop Culture.


Ann Powers remained in this position until March 2011, when she departed for NPR, though she continued as a contributor for the Los Angeles Times afterward.


Since 2011, Ann Powers has been NPR Music's critic and correspondent.


Ann Powers has written for The Record, NPR's blog about finding, making, buying, sharing, and talking about music, since April 2011.


In 2017, Ann Powers spearheaded a multi-platform project at NPR called Turning the Tables.


Ann Powers is the Nashville correspondent for World Cafe, regularly recording sessions with local and regional Southern musicians.


Ann Powers has written about topics such as religion, feminism, and film.


Ann Powers co-edited the 1995 anthology Rock She Wrote: Women Write About Rock, Pop, and Rap, and was the guest editor of the Da Capo Press Best Music Writing 2010.


In 2000, Ann Powers published the memoir Weird Like Us: My Bohemian America.


The book focuses on Ann Powers' time living in Seattle, San Francisco, and Brooklyn.


In 2005, Ann Powers co-wrote the book Piece by Piece with musician Tori Amos.


Ann Powers was in the film The Punk Singer as an interviewee discussing the influence of Kathleen Hanna on punk music.


Ann Powers appeared documentaries The Gits and Undeniably Donnie in addition the Behind the Music Remastered episode on Heart.


Ann Powers is married to Eric Weisbard, a music critic and professor of American studies at the University of Alabama.