A rock critic since 1967, Robert Christgau publishes his Pop Art column monthly in Billboard and his Expert Witness reviews weekly in Medium. His Rock & Roll & column appears periodically in The Barnes & Noble Review, and he's been a reviewer at NPR"s All Things Considered since 2006.Â A memoir ending in 1985 called "Going Into the City" will be published in early 2015.
He worked at Esquire, The Village Voice, and Newsday before putting down roots at The Voice, where he was the chief music critic and a senior editor from 1974 to 2006. Christgau has published three collections based on his Consumer Guides and has by now reviewed over 13,000 albums. His Harvard University Press collection, Grown Up All Wrong: 75 Great Rock and Pop Artists From Vaudeville to Techno, appeared in 1998, and 1973's Any Old Way You Choose It was reprinted by Cooper Square Press in 2000. Most of his published work can be accessed at robertchristgau.com. Christgau has taught at the California Institute of the Arts, Richmond College, the New School, and NYU, where he worked in the English and journalism departments for most of the '90s. He's been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to study the history of popular music, was a senior fellow in the National Arts Journalism Program and sat on its national board, and led a 2007 seminar at Princeton University on a Ferris Journalism Fellowship.
Among his proudest achievements are the Adjunct of the Year Remmys ReMu students awarded him in 2006, 2008, and 2009.