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Mark Rozzo

Mark Rozzo

Mark Rozzo is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. His reporting, essays, and reviews have also appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Oxford American, Esquire, Vogue, Architectural Digest, and Air Mail, among other publications. As a musician and songwriter, he has released albums and toured internationally with the bands Champale, Maplewood, and Bambi Kino, written music for TV and films (including Sidney Lumet’s 2007 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead), and created soundtracks for Amazon’s comedy productions Stinker Lets Loose! (starring Jon Hamm) and Passable in Pink (starring Bob Odenkirk). His first book, Everybody Thought We Were Crazy, a cultural history of 1960s Los Angeles focused on Dennis Hopper and Brooke Hayward, will be published by Ecco Press in 2022.

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Big Star: "It Isn't Even a Record": Big Star's 'Stroke It, Noel' and Sister Lovers

Retrospective and Interview by Mark Rozzo, Oxford American, 2006

ONE CHILL November evening several years ago, I found myself camped around a driftwood fire on the banks of the Mississippi River in Memphis, watching ...

The Byrds, Crosby Stills and Nash, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa: Michael Walker: Laurel Canyon

Book Review by Mark Rozzo, Los Angeles Review of Books, 7 May 2006

UP LAUREL CANYON Boulevard at the corner of Lookout Mountain there sits a walled-in postage stamp of lawn and trees. It's a prime slice of ...

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Nik Cohn: Fever Dream

Profile and Interview by Mark Rozzo, The New York Times, 4 December 2011

BARELY A MONTH after his 22nd birthday, the British reporter, novelist and pop critic Nik Cohn hunkered down in a cottage in Connemara, on Ireland's ...

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