Weekly Twitter SPACES chats with original thinkers and bowling heros. Starting with the Beatles GET BACK movie, Riley explores the connections between rock history and today's scene. Also, check out his Rock Critic's Guide to Classical episodes... @timrileyauthor
NPR CRITIC, EMERSON COLLEGE PROFESSOR and AUTHOR TIM RILEY reviews pop and classical music for NPR’s ON POINT and HERE AND NOW and COPPER magazine from PSAUDIO.com. His reviews appear widely in the NEW YORK TIMES, truthdig.com, the LA REVIEW OF BOOKS, the HUFFINGTON POST, THE WASHINGTON POST, SLATE.COM and SALON.COM. He earned degrees in classical piano from Oberlin and Eastman.
Since 2009, he has taught digital journalism at Emerson College in Boston. Brown University hosted Riley as Critic-In Residence in 2008, and his first book, Tell Me Why: A Beatles Commentary (Knopf/Vintage 1988), was hailed by the New York Times as bringing "new insight to the act we’ve known for all these years..." His television appearances include the PBS Newshour, CBS Morning and Evening News, MTV, and the History Channel.
Riley gave a keynote address at BEATLES 2000, the first international academic conference in Jyvaskyla, Finland. Since then, he’s given hundreds of lively multi-media lectures on "Censorship in the Arts," and "Rock History." His current projects include his Beatles multimedia textbook WHAT GOES ON (Oxford, 2019), and an interactive digital anthology of his criticism coming in 2022.